Hello, just wanted to share the details of this online course with you because a) it’s all about Victorian cinema b) it’s free c) it’s a partnership between the BFI and the fantastic Bill Douglas Cinema Museum d) it seems like the perfect way to whet your whistle for the British Silent Film Festival in September.
BFI Education are launching a free 3-week online course The Living Picture Craze: A Introduction to Victorian Film in partnership with Exeter University and the Bill Douglas Cinema Museum starting on 2nd September 2019.
Silent film takes a starring role in this course exploring the emergence of a new medium that was set to capture the world’s imagination. Explore the birth of film and the end of Queen Victoria’s epic reign. Using the BFI’s unique collection of surviving Victorian films this course will debate common myths about the period and the materials, as well as examine what the films reveal about the society that produced them.
This course is designed for anyone with a passion for silent film, and Victorian and British history.
Join here now – it’s FREE! Sign up link: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/victorian-film/1
- You can watch a massive selection of Victorian cinema on the BFI Player.
- Read my review of The Great Victorian Moving Picture Show for Sight & Sound.
- Book your passes now for the British Silent Film Festival 11-15 September 2019 in Leicester. The full programme is not out yet, but some highlights, including Victorian cinema, have been announced.