Journal editorial board appointment: Virginia Heath (Professor of Film) on Film Education Journal board

Front cover / logo for Film Education Journal
Title:Film Education Journal
Publisher: UCL IOE Press on behalf of British Film Institute, Creative Scotland, Centre for the Moving Image and Transgressive North
Dr Jamie Chambers (General Editor)
Mark Reid, Head of UK Learning Programmes, BFI (Editor)
Prof Andrew Burn, UCL Institute of Education (Editor)
Editorial board:Nuria Aidelman, Director of Cinema En Curs, A Bao A Qu, Barcelona
Alejandro Bachmann, Head of Education, Austrian Film Museum
Alan Bernstein, former Head of Studies, London Film School
Dr Michelle Cannon, Institute of Education, UCL
Professor Virginia Heath, Professor of Film, Sheffield Hallam University
Dr Bettina Henzler, University of Bremen
Professor Karen Lury, University of Glasgow
Professor Noe Mendelle, Scottish Documentary Institute, ECA, University of Edinburgh
Dr John Potter, UCL Institute of Education
Online ISSN: 2515-7086
Published: Bi-annual

The Film Education Journal is the world’s only publication committed to exploring how teachers and other educators work with film, and to involving other participants – policymakers, academics, researchers, cultural agencies and film-makers themselves – in that conversation. It is a bi-annual, open-access, peer-reviewed journal sponsored by the UCL Institute of Education in partnership with the British Film Institute, the Centre for the Moving Image, Creative Scotland and Transgressive North.

With contributions from a range of voices – experts in film education and classroom practitioners – the journal’s first issue reflects on Alain Bergala’s canonic text The Cinema Hypothesis.

The journal has two key aims:

  1. to further understandings of the diverse approaches to film education around the world by exploring how educators, practitioners and policymakers are responding to the questions of film education in different international contexts: in primary schools, secondary schools, universities and film schools, and in programmes of education taking place outside institutions such as community projects and clubs.
  1. to develop a critical discourse around these diverse approaches by considering how the work of relevant theorists casts light upon film education practice, and encouraging film practitioners and educators to reflect critically upon their practice.