British Universities Film & Video Council

moving image and sound, knowledge and access


We organise a wide portfolio of events across the year, aimed at teaching staff, researchers, librarians, copyright officers, media services, IT staff and anyone else involved with moving image and sound in education. 

Learning on Screen Awards 

The Learning on Screen Awards are the UK’s only celebration of film and media production in education. Recognising the talents of university and college staff, national broadcasters, arts institutions and students, the awards are the perfect way to get innovative educational media content showcased on a national stage.

Understanding Moving Image Metadata Standards

This series of courses will develop participants’ knowledge of moving image metadata, enabling them to create, enhance and adapt their own schemas and map them to different standards.

We’ll highlight the importance of accurate and interpretable moving image metadata, and analyse the key issues affecting organisations that source and store audiovisual assets, illustrating with key case studies and examining with peer-led discussion.

The full programme will comprise three one day courses and two online workshops. Participants can sign-up to all three one day courses or choose one specific area to gain knowledge in.

Maximising Media Resources in Your Research

We have been successfully running a course on Maximising Media Resources in Your Research with university consortia across the UK. The course highlights the research potential of moving image and sound materials, helping attendees:
  • Develop skills for finding and evaluating audiovisual material
  • Understand copyright
  • Cite audiovisual resources with assurance
To find out more about running this course at your institution, contact Lucy Witcomb – email or call 020 7393 1507.