Screen Education Edinburgh is a centre of excellence for the study and production of film for young people, adult learners, communities and independent filmmakers from all backgrounds, with a passion for nurturing creativity and artistic expression, raising levels of attainment and aspiration. Our programmes operate across Edinburgh and South East Scotland, with a special focus on disadvantaged communities.
For our young participants we provide a range of filmmaking programmes, starting with our Cashback for Creativity programme focused on developing young people in areas high on the Scottish SIMD Index, including tasters and access projects, then progressing onto ‘Introduction to Film’ and ‘Next Steps’ projects.
Our BFI Film Academy project's develop young people aged 16 to 19 from all backgrounds through an intesive film understanding, watching, production and industry engagement programme.
Our Moving Image Arts programme develops yound people aged 16 to 21 from all backgrounds in film understanding, watching, history, theory and production, preparing them for progression to further study of film at higher education level, or progression to film & tv industries.
Adult learners are supported through our Life Long Learning programme, whilst new talent and independent filmmakers benefit from our short film schemes, professional development courses, low cost equipment hire and our events and screening forum for independent filmmakers ‘Write Shoot Cut’.
Through our in-house filmmaking and film training expertise we are also able to provide bespoke training and learning projects, as well as high quality film productions, for festival release, broadcast, the third and public sectors.
In an average year our programmes engage with 800 participants across the region and at our base in North Edinburgh. Accredited learning is available through Arts Award, the NCFE BFI/ Skillset ‘Preparing to work in the Film Industry’ qualification and the Moving Image Arts A Level.
Do you live in the South East of Scotland? Are you 16-19? Passionate about film? Interested in a career in the film industry? If so, the BFI Film Academy is for you. This course offers you the chance to be part of our future film industry. Applications are now open for our next BFI Film Academy in Edinburgh […]
Podcast series created by Screen Education Edinburgh young people reveals positive impact of CashBack scheme
A new series of podcasts recorded by young people working with us here at Screen Education Edinburgh, explore the positive impact of creative CashBack projects across Scotland, for both the young people and artists involved. All participants involved in narrating, interviewing and recording the podcast have been participants on one or more of our Filmmaking courses […]
We are running a Short Film Making Access Course for young people aged between 13-18 living in Pilton, Granton and Muirhouse areas of Edinburgh. This 4 day practical film making course is an opportunity for you to experience the key aspects of film making, from camera and sound production to screenwriting, directing, acting and editing. […]