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.
Applications are now open for young people aged 16-19 from across the UK to attend the BFI Film Academy Scotland Residential, running from Tuesday 24th July until Friday 3rd August 2018 in Edinburgh. On this intensive eleven-day course, you will be given the low down on the world of film, with hands on […]
SEE @ EIFF | Hands-on… Screenwriting Tuesday, 26 June 2018 | 4.30pm – 6.30pm | Workshop Space | Limited to 15 spaces. Want to learn the craft of scriptwriting? In this practical workshop you will learn how to develop your idea into a working outline, focusing on character, theme and journey throughout this session. You will also learn […]
Hands-on… Cinematography Sunday, 24 June 2018 | 11am – 1.45pm | Main Hall | This hands-on workshop will teach you everything you need to know about working with cameras. You will learn how to use composition, lens types, lighting and mise en scène to enhance your storytelling and create a polished look on a minimal budget. […]