Screen Education Edinburgh

30 Ferry Road Avenue Edinburgh City of Edinburgh EH4 4BA United Kingdom


About Screen Education Edinburgh

Screen Education Edinburgh is a film education, production, training and low cost facility hire organisation. Developing young people, new talent, communities and independent filmmakers, the key programmes are –

Cashback for Creativity – A high quality learning experience covering short film watching, understanding and production, with the priority of engaging young people in areas of deprivation and those from excluded or minority groups across Edinburgh and South East Scotland.

The programme has three levels, initial tasters partnering schools, youth org’s and communities, a Film Intro stage introducing young people over 8 weeks to all areas of film, and for progressing learners a Next Steps programme of projects taking place over 4 months. With progression support towards further education and the workplace at the heart of the projects for young people for post 16 participants.

Arts Award qualification is embedded into each stage of the programme, with SEE Scotland’s first Arts Award Centre for film.

BFI Film Academy – An advanced programme for young people aged 16-19. Young people undergo intensive development in film understanding and watching, screenwriting, production, cinematography, sound recording, directing, acting and editing, with the addition of Industry master classes and progression support towards education and the workplace.

SEE delivers three Academies in Scotland, Network programmes in Edinburgh & South East Scotland and the Scottish Highlands, and the BFI Film Academy Scotland Craft Residential.

BFI\Skillset NCFE Preparing to Work in the Film Industry qualification is embedded into all of our programmes.

Partnerships with schools, youth work and voluntary sector – One-off or ongoing targeted projects developing young people through the medium of film, often addressing social, employability or offending issues. Recent major partners are BBC Learning, CH4, Princes Trust, Barnardo’s and Scottish Prison Service.

Edinburgh Schools Film Competition – In partnership with Edinburgh International Film Festival, supporting the filmmaking work of primary, secondary and special schools in Edinburgh, with a youth jury (who undergo development in short film understanding, production and curation) drawn from high school pupils selecting and programming the screening events and film awards in categories.

CPD for teachers – Screen Education Edinburgh delivers all filmmaking CPD for Edinburgh’s teachers in the City, supporting them in the area of technical and production skills, as well as providing web based resources to enhance their knowledge and support to pupils whilst producing content.

Take 5 short film scheme – supporting new talent in Edinburgh & South East Scotland with development, equipment, and production office and rehearsal space to produce a series of 5min short films throughout the year.

Write Shoot Cut – A quarterly short and independent feature film showcase at Edinburgh’s Filmhouse supporting new and emerging talent, through screening, Q&A and networking opportunities.

Film training courses – For independent filmmakers and adult learners, courses covering a broad spectrum of filmmaking, from screenwriting to editing, from producing micro budget films to distribution through festivals and online.

Film Production – We produce films for public, third and charity sector organisations, as well as a track record in producing diverse and educational documentaries for broadcast, including CH4, BBC Scotland and STV. A key part of our process is further development of young people progressing of our learning programmes as crew assistants on all productions.

Supporting diverse, new and emerging talent, SEE also produce short film dramas, including BAFTA Scotland winning and nominated shorts, and festival screenings over the past year including Berlin, Edinburgh and Hamptons International Film Festival’s, London and Glasgow Short Film Festival’s, and gaining Best UK Short at East End Film Festival.

Bespoke learning programmes – for public, third and charity sector clients, enabling staff to produce film content, for the web, DVD and screening events, alongside projects supporting their learners through film, to build skills, knowledge and confidence, as well as engaging with a diverse range of issues.

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Progression Routes

Students from Screen Education Edinburgh are looking for the following opportunities: