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.
We exist to develop skills, knowledge and passion in filmmaking for all, with a specific focus on nurturing those traditionally excluded from film activity, be that cinema engagement, production or representation on screen.
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.
We are looking for young people aged 14+ to be part of our Edinburgh & Lothian’s Schools Film Competition Youth Jury. Being part of the youth jury is a fantastic opportunity for young people to be trained in festival curation and presenting. You will be trained by experienced professionals in the field and supported throughout. The Jury are responsible for programming and hosting […]
For over a century, filmmakers have been thrilling and entertaining us with movie magic! How do they do it? Over 10 weeks, learn about filmmaking techniques and how they have been applied by filmmakers such as Alfred Hitchcock and Steven Spielberg, alongside the history of cinema over the past century. If you’ve always wanted to […]
Learn how to write for film with Screen Education Edinburgh’s 10 week Introduction to Screenwriting evening course. Many of today’s successful writers for film and television started learning their craft through writing short screenplays. This course is designed for those of all levels of experience who want to learn the craft of screenwriting with specific […]