Steven Spielberg

“The delicate balance of mentoring someone is not creating them in your own image, but giving them the opportunity to create themselves.”

Steven Spielberg

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The Film Academy Edinburgh after-school filmmaking workshops

Filmmaking is exciting and fun, and students at the Film Academy Edinburgh experience this first-hand by making their very own films. Our aim is to develop young, creative minds that have a passion for film, giving them the independence and confidence to create their own work. Our team of film industry professionals encourage students at the Film Academy to explore their creativity, build their confidence, work collaboratively, and so much more!

Each week our students experience a variety of specialist skills workshops; from mastering the art of screen acting, to learning camera crew skills, scriptwriting from idea to final draft, and editing on Final Cut Pro using the latest iMacs and Mac Pros. In keeping with the collaborative nature of filmmaking, all students participate in all workshops, giving them a wide and complete knowledge base.

It is the ultimate team activity, and students progressively develop their skills to produce a body of work each year. We have 3 age groups: 9-12s, Junior Teens and Senior Teens. The students can progress through each age group and advance their knowledge and experience even further. The Senior Teens also work towards an ‘Introduction to the Film Industry’ Certificate. We round off each Academy year with an annual Showcase of the students work and many of their films go on to be submitted into youth film festivals worldwide.

The Film Academy Edinburgh offers a place to make friends with like-minded people, gain invaluable experience for a career within the film industry and learn skills that can be applied to all walks of life.

VENUE: Edinburgh College, 24 Milton Road East, EH15 2PQ (Please do not contact Edinburgh College re The Film Academy, use our contact page.)

TIMES: Wednesday Academy: 5pm to 7pm, Friday Academy: 4.30pm to 6.30pm

DATES: September – June each year, following Edinburgh City Council term-times

MEMBERSHIP FEES: Please see below

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To assist with your budgeting, there are two payment options available for the monthly subscriptions:

  • A monthly fee of £90 for 10 equal monthly payments, or
  • A monthly fee of £100 for 9 equal monthly payments.

A sibling discount of 10% will apply for each additional family member.

Subscriptions are payable by direct debit on the 15th of each month subject to our terms and conditions.

New members can take advantage of their first week free as a taster session, with the remaining first monthly membership subscription pro rata.

The Film Academy runs mid September to mid June, breaking for all Edinburgh school holidays.

The number of months payable is dictated by when the student enrolls. Students start at the Film Academy on either the Wednesday or Friday following receipt of their first subscription.

A minimum membership of 2 months applies.

What You Get

Make your own films
Make friends with like-minded people
Experienced film industry professionals
Acting for camera
Production skills
Postproduction editing
Use of professional grade camera production equipment
The latest iMacs and Mac Pros with Final Cut Pro editing software
Industry standard workshop spaces and studios
Special guest talks and workshops
A regular film club screening
Annual screenings to showcase students work
An ongoing record of progress in filmmaking training (Junior and Senior Teens)
‘Introduction to the Film Industry’ Certificate for Senior Teens in collaboration with Edinburgh College (15 years old and over)
Entry of students work into film festivals nationally and internationally.