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 our Cashback for Creativity programme, including tasters and access projects, then progressing onto ‘Introduction to Film’ and ‘Next Steps’ projects. 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 further & 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 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. […]
Last week saw us working with young people at West Pilton Neighbourhood Centre on The Edinburgh School Holiday Challenge as part of City of Edinburgh Councils 1 in 5 project. A fantastic group of 19 participants from the Pilton/Muirhouse area came together during 5 days to learn all about camera and writing a story for […]
Our recent project with the After School Club at North Edinburgh Childcare introduced two new superheroes to the world: Rapid & The Portal! The 12-week long project brought together primary school pupils from several after school clubs in the North Edinburgh area, who all learned how to write, shoot and edit their first film. […]