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

A few places are avialable on the 9-12s weekly Academy, on Wednesdays.

Contact the Academy now for details and to apply

After-School Filmmaking Workshops

Wednesday Academy: 5pm to 7pm and Friday Academy: 4:30pm to 6:30pm

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.

Enrolling

If you are interested in joining the Film Academy Edinburgh please join our waiting list -scroll further down to the clapperboards and choose your preferred day.

VENUE: Edinburgh College, 24 Milton Road East, EH15 2PQ

TIMES: Wednesday 5-7pm / Friday 4:30pm-6:30pm

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

MEMBERSHIP FEES: Please see below

For more information, please use the Contact Us page.

(Please do not contact Edinburgh College re The Film Academy, use our contact page.)

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MEMBERSHIP FEES

Membership fees for 2021/2022 are £95 per month, for the duration of the Academy year. Fees are paid monthly in advance, September through to May, subject to terms and conditions.

The Film Academy runs between September and June each year, and the cost of the membership is spread over the year.

The number of months payable is dictated by when the student enrols. 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
Scriptwriting
Production skills
Animation
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 monthly film club
Annual screenings to showcase students work
An ongoing record of progress in filmmaking training
‘Introduction to the Film Industry’ Certificate for Senior Teens in collaboration with Edinburgh College
Entry of students work into film festivals nationally and internationally.