Unconscious Bias Training 2022/23

Career stages
Entry, Early, Experienced, Expert
ScreenSkills funded

In recognition of the various ways in which unconscious bias manifests itself within the film industry, BIFA is partnering once again with ScreenSkills to continue its programme of industry-leading Unconscious Bias Training for the Screen Industries courses for 2022/23.

Who it's for

This course is suitable for all film and TV industry professionals.

What it covers

This course will look to provide participants with the knowledge and skills required to minimise the impact of unconscious bias across all parts of the industry. Using real-life examples to interrogate the ways in which unconscious bias and privilege manifest within film and TV, the course aims to ensure that all participants leave with the practical tools required to reduce the effects of personal and organisational unconscious bias.

By the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the concept of unconscious bias and its impact on behaviour and decision making at work, creative commissioning and networks and contacts.
  • Understand the bi-directional relationship between unconscious bias and the media.
  • Describe the relationship between implicit association, unconscious bias, language, stereotypes, attitudes and behaviour.
  • Challenge processes and language which leave organisational practices and decision making vulnerable to unconscious bias
    Address micro-messaging arising from unconscious bias.


All sessions will take place via Zoom

How to apply

For more information and booking, visit BIFA here

N.B. All participants are requested to take the ScreenSkills Addressing unconscious bias: basic awareness in the workplace e-learning module ahead of the session.

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