Unique in its format, The Film Academy Edinburgh is a filmmaking school aimed at boys and girls 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 passions for film with his love of teaching children the creative arts, The Film Academy Edinburgh has been developed as a valuable and enriching after school activity for all.
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.
Students are encouraged to explore their creativity, build their confidence, work collaboratively and develop new skills such as planning and organising in a series of workshops on making movies, through an interactive and hands on approach.
The Film Academy workshops are delivered in two formats: Weekly term time after-school classes, and School Holiday Programmes. All films made are screened at the end of each term, with a number going on to be entered into youth film festivals worldwide.
Led by experienced film industry professionals, students have the opportunity to learn all aspects of the art and magic of filmmaking. Click here to meet The Film Academy Team!
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If you had told me a few weeks ago that Film Academy would be as good virtually as it is face to face I would have laughed, and how wrong would I have been. The whole process from start to finish is so professional, motivational and most important fun for the students.
A massive well done to everyone, who worked so hard to deliver the showcase and live script readings yesterday. It was brilliant, and a credit to you all…. teachers and students alike.
The Film Academy has achieved remarkable things over these lock down months (and, indeed far far back!). Our children mental health benefited so positively thanks to your remarkable input. Hats off to all of you, and thank you.
A sincere thank-you for all your efforts in pulling together the Virtual Film Academy. What a challenge it must have been for you and your team but you should feel very proud of the results you have delivered. The positive impact of giving our young people a purpose and something to look forward to each week cannot be underestimated. What a fantastic achievement!
As predicted and as always, Regan enjoyed every part of the course. Thank you to Graham and the team for all their hard work teaching everyone all about Film making. I know Regan has learned a lot this week and happy to have made new friends.
My son has just completed the film Academy week and had a great time. The films they made from start to finish were fantastic and he has learnt new skills and made new friends. Thanks to Graham and all the great team.
My daughter Rachael attended the Film Academy Summer School this week – and loved it! She learnt new skills, made new friends and enjoyed acting in front of the camera and working behind the scenes too. Would highly recommend it!
Thanks so much to the team. Amazing to find a holiday club our children looked forward to each day. Well done!