Film Education

Screen Scotland is committed to improving the provision of film and moving image education in every context, increasing its reach, depth and inclusivity.

Putting film education at the heart of learning for all


The moving image dominates global culture and communications, yet film education remains relatively marginal in most education systems and practices around the world. Scotland is no exception, despite the inspiring work of many teachers, educators and policy makers over many years.

Working with partners and educators, Screen Scotland aims to put film and moving image education where it belongs, at the heart of learning for all, in formal and informal education.

Our aim is to inspire and equip people across Scotland to be able to access, enjoy, understand, create, explore and share film in all its forms throughout their lives: these are essential capabilities for understanding and participating in the complex world we live in.

And, for some, film education can be a first step to inspiring and enabling young people to seek a career in the sector, or to deploy their moving image skills in other fields.

We support film education in several contexts, including schools, teacher professional development, public libraries, film access organisations, cinema venues and other contexts. Our work in future will seek to strengthen collaboration across these sectors, including through the Film Education Partnership Fund

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