About Us

Unique in its format, the Film Academy Edinburgh is a filmmaking school aimed at young people between the ages of 9 and 18.

Launched in 2018 and run in the professionally equipped spaces of Edinburgh College on Milton Road, it is the brainchild of Scottish filmmaker, Graham Kitchener. Combining his passion for film with his love of teaching young people the creative arts, The Film Academy Edinburgh has been developed as a valuable and enriching after school activity for all.

The students become movie makers from the word go! They make their own films, learning along the way from the expertise of experienced staff, and take part in specialist skills workshops lead by industry professionals. From screen writing to production, acting to editing, and more – students are encouraged to explore their creativity, build confidence, and work collaboratively.

Skills learned at the Film Academy can be applied to all walks of life, with the collaborative nature and steady progression of learning setting up young people with a strong base for the future.

The Film Academy workshops are delivered in two formats: our well established after school Weekly Academy (two separate Academies to choose from, running on a Wednesday or on a Friday following term times) and a very popular Summer School programme. All films made are screened at the end of the Academy year, with a number going on to be entered into youth film festivals worldwide.

Part of our ethos from the start was to have working industry professionals teaching at the Film Academy. We have an excellent and passionate team that the students learn from about the art of filmmaking; meet them here.

We are proud to say that a lot of our students have gone on to study within the film industry and we wish them all the best for the future.

Enter the world of film and discover the magic of movie making!