Weekly Film Academy

After School Filmmaking Classes

Teenagers learn filmmaking with the camera at The Film Academy Edinburgh

Filmmaking is exciting and fun, and students at the Weekly Film Academy gain skills which can be applied to all walks of their life, not just in making films.

Our team of film industry professionals will encourage students to explore their creativity, build their confidence, work collaboratively and develop new skills such as planning and organising.Each term varies in content; over a period of weeks you could be performing on camera as an actor, or learning camera crew skills, or scriptwriting from idea to final draft, or editing, on Final Cut Pro using the latest iMacs.

In keeping with the collaborative nature of filmmaking, all students participate in all workshops, not just their preferred choice, giving them a wide and complete knowledge base, and they will be making a variety of films throughout the year.


Wednesday Academy

Our Friday Academy is at full capacity, but there are still a small number of places remaining on our Wednesday Academy.

The venue is the same, and the times are 4:45pm to 6:45pm at Edinburgh College, Milton Road East campus.

Book for Ages 9 – 12

— Register Age 9-12 —
Deposit £40
Students Full Name and Age
Enter Contact Email Address


Book for Ages 13 – 18

— Register Age 13-18 —
Deposit £40
Students Full Name and Age
Enter Contact Email Address

Both Friday Academies and Wednesday 13-18s are full: please click below to join our waiting lists

Friday Academy – Waiting List

Our Friday after-school Academy and Wednesday 13-18s after-school Academy are currently full, but you can join our waiting list by clicking the link on the right and submitting your details, and we will notify you when a space becomes available.

We still have some limited spaces on our Wednesday 9-12s academy.


Behind the Scenes at The Film Academy Edinburgh

Here's just how much fun we have at The Film Academy Edinburgh. Filmmaking is hard work, but hugely rewarding. Join us in our after school film academy classes on Fridays from September: https://www.filmacademyedinburgh.com/weekly-filmmaking-classes/


Cost of the Film Academy year

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

Membership is £88 per month, to be paid monthly in advance by direct debit subscription, subject to the Terms & Conditions.

The number of months payable is dictated by when the student enrolls.

When enrolling after the 7 September 2018, new students start at The Film Academy on the first Friday of the following month (when the subscription starts).

A minimum membership of 2 months applies.


What You Get

  • Experienced film industry professionals.
  • Acting-for-camera, scriptwriting, production skills and post production editing (content varies weekly).
  • Use of professional grade camera production equipment.
  • The latest iMacs with Final Cut Pro X editing software.
  • Industry standard workshop spaces and studios.
  • Bi-annual screenings of students’ work.
  • A regular once a month film club (from 2019).
  • Entry of students’ work into film festivals at home and internationally.
  • An ongoing record of progress in filmmaking training.


The Film Academy Edinburgh has hired and will run all workshops in the professionally equipped spaces in the Cre:8 building of Edinburgh College’s Milton Road campus (Please note this is not the mailing address of the Film Academy).


The weekly, term-time Film Academy starts in September. Wednesday start on 11th September and Fridays start on 13th September, and run until December 11th and 13th respectively.

We start back after the new year on Wednesday 8th and Friday 10th January.

We will break for the Easter holidays (dates TBC) and finish the year with a showcase of student work on Wednesday 10th and Friday 12th June.

Each set of workshops last two hours in total, with separate workshops for 9-12s and 13-18s.

Numbers are limited to 16 per group.

Weekly Film Academy: Course overview

Kids make films at The Film Academy!Our aim is to develop young, creative minds, giving them independence and confidence to problem solve, and to work effectively and productively with others using the magic and excitement of filmmaking.

It is the ultimate team activity, and students work collaboratively in a creative environment with a strong emphasis on gaining hands-on experience, progressively developing their skills to produce a body of work each year.

Finished films will be screened for students and parents twice per year – before Christmas and at a special screening at the end of the Summer term in June.