Screen Education Edinburgh is a charity dedicated to transforming lives through the medium of film, developing young people, new talent and independent filmmakers. Our programmes operate across Edinburgh and South East Scotland, with a special focus on disadvantaged communities, teaching filmmaking and digital media skills, whilst fostering confidence, self-esteem and a strong team ethic.
For our young participants we provide a range of filmmaking projects, starting with tasters then graduating onto our ‘Introduction to Film’ and ‘Next Steps’ programmes. From there participants can move onto our more advanced courses, including ‘BFI Film Academy’ and 'Moving Image Arts’, ensuring a true ladder of progression & development for participants and providing a strong portfolio of work and qualifications for progression to futher & higher education, and the film & TV industries.
Adult learners are supported through our Life Long Learning programme, whilst new talent and independent filmmakers benefit from our 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 GCSE & A Level, with 130 qualifications being awarded on an annual basis.
We’re delighted with the news that Andrea Harkin has been nominated in the Best British Short category with her film ‘The Party’ in this years British Academy Film Awards. Andrea cut her teeth with us, making her first short ‘Just Like Me’ with local youth actors in the streets of Granton on our Script to […]
Today is my last day working at Screen Education Edinburgh. It’s a very strange feeling. There are several reasons why I’m leaving; career development, new challenges, life/work balance, but I will miss this place immensely. When I look back at where I was in early 2012 and where I am now, the change is seismic. […]
Are you aged 16-19 and have a passion for filmmaking and/or writing? Then an exciting opportunity has just opened up where you can develop new skills and build a career in the film industry! Applications are open to all young people for these programmes including: BFI Film Academy Residential: Animation BFI Film Academy: Animation and […]
“Screen Education Edinburgh teaches you everything you need to know about filmmaking. Every course I have been on at SEE I have learned how to use their equipment better as well as developing myself as an all round filmmaker. I have benefited so much from being involved with SEE and they always push you to go that extra mile after their courses. You make friends for life that you will constantly make films with learning off each other as you go.”Liam Russell – Broomhouse, Edinburgh; participated on CashBack for Creativity, BFI Film Academy Edinburgh and Moving Image Arts. Attended BFI Film Academy Craft Residential at NFTS. Now studying BA(Hons) Film at Edinburgh Napier University.
“From the essential skills they teach, to the amazing people you’ll meet- if you want to become a Filmmaker, Screen Education Edinburgh is the place to start.”Sam Thomson – Oxgangs, Edinburgh; participated on Cashback for Creativity, BFI Film Academy Edinburgh, BFI Film Academy Scotland Residential and Moving Image Arts. Now studying BA(Hons) Film at Edinburgh Napier University.
“When I was 14 if someone had told me where I would be now with the career path I am following I wouldn’t have believed them. I didn’t know that film was an option for me, it was just in Hollywood and for a certain type of people. Through Screen Ed I made my own short films and worked my way up to bigger productions and because of Screen Ed I now know that I want to spend my life involved in filmmaking.”Samantha Cazaly – Granton, Edinburgh; participated on Cashback for Creativity and Understanding Cinema. Now studying BA Digital Film & Television at Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.