BIFA Insider Series

Supported by Creative Skillset, the BIFA Insider series will give recent graduates or those in their final year at university or film school an insight into the skills and creativity behind the best in British independent film.

Participants will watch a BIFA-nominated or winning film for free via the BFI Player. The screening will be accompanied by a live Twitter commentary from BIFA-nominated or winning filmmakers and followed by a live streamed Q&A.

BIFA exists to help British filmmaking and film-going thrive. Part of our role is to identify and encourage emerging talent, support and celebrate the independent film community, and promote British film and talent to the public.

BIFA Insider will promote British films, filmmakers and film industry to those studying for a career in film and the creative industries. It will help to inspire the next generation of filmmakers, craftspeople and film-goers.

"The BIFAs are a key date in the awards calendar spotlighting the brightest and best British films and talent. BIFA Insider will give the next generation – who may be future nominees themselves - unique insights from world class practitioners."

Creative Skillset’s Gavin Humphries
  1. Register here
  2. Log into on the day of the Insider
  3. Watch the film for free on the BFI Player
  4. Follow commentary of the film on Twitter or the Insider site
  5. After the film jump to the Insider page here for live video Q&A
  6. Don't forget to tweet in your questions to @BIFA_film with #BIFAInsider tag!
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This scheme is supported by Creative Skillset's Film Skills Fund, which is funded by the BFI with National Lottery funds, through the Skills Investment Funds. Live stream production services provided by Upbeat, with further support from the BFI Player, StudioCanal, Soda Pictures, Curzon Artificial Eye.

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