Do you have a class of film fans?
Showcase their creative talents at the Edinburgh International Film Festival. 

Now in its 12th year, this exciting film making competition is open to all City of Edinburgh Council nursery, primary, secondary and special schools, and also to schools in the Lothians. 

It is FREE to enter and no experience is necessary.
All you need is an iPad and a whole lot of imagination. 

It's simple. Make your film. Submit to us (March 2020 for Primary and Nursery Schools and April 2020 for Secondary and Special Schools) and you and your class could be watching it premiere at a special screening and awards ceremony at the Edinburgh International Film Festival in June 2020. 

To find out more, come .along to our Teacher Information Session, where you can meet the team, include a teacher who will share their experience of making films with their class for previous competitions. 

Where: Filmhouse Guild Rooms, 88 Lothian Road EH3 9BZ
When: Thursday 7 November, 4.30pm-6pm
To book your place contact 

We will also be offering two FREE film making workshops for teachers to support you to make films with your class for the competition.

Where: Waverley Court, 4E Market St, Edinburgh EH8 8BG
When: 14th January 2020, 4.30pm-6.30pm (storytelling, camera & sound) 
and  21st January 2020, 4.30pm-6.30pm (filming and editing)


To book your place contact

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Edinburgh & Lothians Schools Film Competition is a partnership between Screen Education Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh Council, Arts & Creative Learning, Communities & Families, Centre for the Moving Image and Edinburgh International Film Festival