Summer Film School 2024

The 2024 Film Academy Edinburgh Summer School 2024 are Monday 29th July through to Friday 2nd August


The cost for the entire 5-day course this year is £245 per student, and a place is reserved by paying a £50 deposit when the booking portal opens in April. The balance is due at the end of June by BACS (for which you will receive an invoice)

There are two age groups; 9-12s and Teens (up to 18) – age is at 5th August 2024.

Siblings must book separately.

Balance due by end of June 2024 (an invoice will be issued).

Subject to our terms and conditions.

Book Summer School ages 9-12

Deposit £50.00

(Balance due end of June)

Students Full Name AND Date of Birth
Contact Phone Number (essential) AND Email Address

9-12s Now Full
Please contact us to go on our waiting list

Book Summer School ages 13-18

Deposit £50.00

(Balance due end of June)

Students Full Name AND Date of Birth
Contact Phone Number (essential) AND Email Address

Teens Now Full
Please contact us to go on our waiting list

A place is reserved by paying the deposit (deductible from the final balance due) when the booking portal opens, through PayPal, and the balance will be invoiced by the end of June. The students place is not guaranteed until the balance is paid in full by the deadline.

All necessary documentation etc will be sent out between 1st June and 8th July.

See the Terms & Conditions for our cancellation and refund policy.

If you require any further information please contact the Film Academy through the Contact Us page.

PLEASE NOTE: Currently attending year-round students should go to the Members page for their Summer School, which is on different dates.



The Film Academy Edinburgh has hired and will run all courses in the professionally equipped spaces in the Cre:8 building of Edinburgh College’s Milton Road campus.

Please note this is not the mailing address for the Film Academy – please do not contact Edinburgh College about The Film Academy


An exciting and fun 5-day filmmaking adventure where young people will learn all the tricks of Hollywood to make their own short films, online videos, experiencing the challenge and fun of making movie magic! With workshops in the secrets and techniques of being an actor, how to direct, operate camera and sound equipment, write a script and storyboard, all the way through to post production editing on state of the art iMac edit suites. On the last day the students will see their hard work up on the big screen.

Guided by experienced film industry professionals, and working with professional film making equipment, students will be encouraged to explore their creativity, build their confidence, work collaboratively and develop new skills such as planning and organising in a series of hands-on workshops on making movies. It will provide students with the opportunity to take on all the front-of-camera and behind-the-scenes roles involved in making a short film. In fact, the A to Z of cinema.

The skills learned through making a film apply to all walks of life, and provide young people with a strong base for the future. A special screening of the students’ film will be held at the end of the course on the Friday, with parents invited to attend. All students will receive a certificate of course completion and a digital download link of their work.


A typical week’s Schedule (subject to change)

By midday you will have devised and written your first short film!!
In the afternoon you will be in workshops on acting and screen writing.

Today is all about skills training; you will have workshops on Production and Editing in the morning, then in the afternoon you will divide into cast and crew and begin pre production for your main film.

An all day film shoot. You have just 5 hours to get the majority filmed.

The second shoot day. You must wrap the film before lunch!
In the afternoon you’ll devise and write your own one-page short film, what we call a “flash film”, followed by a team quiz to test your film knowledge.

In the morning you will rehearse and then be given just 45 minutes to put all your skills to work and film your own devised short film.
The afternoon comprises of different workshops from outside industry professionals, and we wrap the week with a showcase of your work, when parents/guardians and friends are invited to come a see and you receive a certificate of completion.

Then you’ll likely sleep all weekend!