FAQ: On the Future of the Society

On the announcement of our rebrand, we’ve been receiving lots of questions. We’ve assembled this FAQ to help.  More to come in another post.


Frequently Asked Questions:

What is happening to the BKSTS?

The BKSTS is now trading as the International Moving Image Society to better ourselves with the evolving industry and its growth.

How can I, as an existing member, log into the new website?

Thank you for your patience.  Transitioning from our older website is not an easy process.  We will be sending out instructions on how to join the new website.

What does the International Moving Image Society do?

We are a professional learned Society that aims to inspire, educate, train, and connect all members of the media industry, whether at entry or professional level, around the world.

What is the scope of the International Moving Image Society?

Our mission includes but is not limited to films, television, commercials, music videos, short films, animation, gaming, and future formats for consumption.

Who should become a member?

Join us if:

You are just beginning you’re beginning your career in the industry.

You are a freelancer in the media industry.

You want to improve your skills.

You want to experience and learn about emerging trends.

You want to learn about other areas of the industry.

You want to socialise with similar members.

You are interested in events encompassing the entire spectrum.

You want to enter and develop a rewarding career in the industry.

You want to set and maintain the highest production values.

You want to pass on your experience, wisdom, and insight upon the next generation.

How can I become a member?

Right now we are offering free Associate Membership that runs through the remainder of 2016. In the coming year we are announcing a new series of membership grades that have been adapted towards the changing environment and for anyone to be able to join, whether you’re a seasoned professional or just getting started.

Can I still use the designatory letters MBKS or FBKS after my name?

Yes.  In order to maintain our legacy we still want you to use these letters.

How can I help?

We have several committees that encompass all areas of the industry, no matter the format, no matter the craft skills area.  You can join one of these or offer to start one for us!

You may have noticed that we are writing articles, making podcasts, streaming events, recording and editing videos, and producing resources for the industry.  Email us if you’d like to get involved in this.

If you’re experienced or retired and wish to help the next generation, we would gladly welcome your contribution.  Again, contact us to see how this is possible.

What is happening to the Course Accreditation?

The Society is still accrediting courses and looking to expand the programme to universities and short courses that have a strong interest in developing qualified and competent members of the industry.