Weekly Film Academy
After School Filmmaking Classes
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.
NEW Wednesday Academy
With the Friday Academy at full capacity we have opened another Academy on a Wednesday, which started on 16 January. We still have a few spaces available, so don’t delay!
The venue is the same, and the times are 4:45pm to 6:45pm at Edinburgh College, Milton Road East campus.
Friday Academy – Waiting List
Our Friday after-school academy is 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.
Alternatively, sign up for our new Wednesday academy.
Behind the Scenes at The Film Academy Edinburgh
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.
The weekly term time Film Academy will start on Friday 7 September 2018 at 4:30pm, and run for 14 weeks until Friday 14 December 2018 with a break for the October week holiday.
Term 2 runs for 11 weeks from 11 January 2019 to 5 April 2019, breaking for mid term.
An Easter 5-day film school will run during the Easter holidays.
Term 3 runs for 9 weeks from 26 April 2019 to 14 June 2019.
Each session lasts two hours and is held after school, with separate workshops for ages 9-12 and 13-18.
Numbers are limited to a maximum of 16 in each age group.
Weekly Film Academy: Course overview
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.