Excitingly, on 13 June Gordon MacDonald of the Scottish National Party, submitted a motion in the Scottish Parliament at Holyrood, in support of the Film Academy Edinburgh. Woohoo! The motion was supported by 13 other MSPs.

Maybe we should ask them if they’d like to enrol?!

Here’s the link: The Film Academy in Scottish Parliament!

And here’s what they said:

Motion S5M-12772: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 13/06/2018New Film Academy for Edinburgh
That the Parliament welcomes moves to launch a permanent film school, the Film Academy Edinburgh, which will provide filmmaking schools for young budding filmmakers; understands that this will build on the short courses currently available for children to learn about filmmaking; recognises that Edinburgh is home to the world’s oldest continually running film festival and that filming in the city region generated £16.1 million in terms of economic impact in 2017, which is a 109% increase on 2016; thanks the actress, Shauna Macdonald, the BAFTA winner, Douglas Dougan, and the editor, Chuck Cumming, for supporting the plans of Edinburgh filmmaker, Graham Kitchener; appreciates the value in children learning film, which also teaches collaborative working, communication skills, confidence-building and development of skills in organising and planning, and recognises that the ambitious plans would see children aged between nine and 18 learn how to turn their ideas into films and master skills that could later benefit the burgeoning Scottish film industry.Supported by: David Torrance, Kenneth Gibson, Clare Haughey, Stuart McMillan, Jeremy Balfour, Richard Lyle, Stewart Stevenson, Gillian Martin, Jenny Gilruth, Ash Denham, Bill Kidd, Colin Beattie, Tom Arthur

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