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 are delighted to confirm three more industry guests for our BFI Film Academy Scotland Residential in Edinburgh. Tony Grisoni is an acclaimed and award winning screenwriter who has worked closely with a number of directors including Michael Winterbottom, John Boorman, Rankin, Julian Jarrold, James Marsh, Anand Tucker, Sean Durkin and Terry Gilliam. His writing […]
We are delighted to announce the first guests confirmed to be delivering masterclasses at the BFI Film Academy Scotland Residential taking place in Edinburgh across 2nd-12th August. J Blakeson is a London based director and screenwriter. His first feature was the 2010 movie The Disappearance of Alice Creed, a kidnap thriller starring Gemma Arterton, Martin Compston and […]
Applications are now open for young people aged 16-19 from across the UK to attend the BFI Film Academy Scotland Residential 2016, from Tuesday 2nd August to Friday 12th August in Edinburgh. On this intensive eleven-day course, young people will be given the low down on the world of film, with hands on training, learning […]
“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.