Funder & Partner Organisations


Creative Scotland

Creative Scotland is the national development agency for the arts, screen and creative industries. It is a funder, advocate and development agency, working in partnership with others to provide strategic leadership for the arts, screen and creative industries. A commitment to education underpins all of Creative Scotland’s objectives. Creativity permeates Scottish education policy through the Curriculum for Excellence and has a particularly strong emphasis on creativity and the expressive arts.

Scottish Film Education is funded by Creative Scotland.

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Our Partners

Education Scotland

Education Scotland is the national body in Scotland for supporting quality and improvement in learning and teaching. Education Scotland brings together a number of organisations and teams whose work contributes to key areas of the agency’s remit. As a partner of the joint film education programme, Education Scotland provides valuable support and insight to Scottish Film Education’s aims of developing continuous professional development for teachers and educators.

Education Scotland brings together a number of organisations and teams whose work contributes to key areas of the agency’s remit.

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Into Film

Into Film aims to give every child and young person aged 5 to 19 in the UK the chance to experience film creatively. Their programme includes a network of extra-curricular film clubs, resources for use in clubs and in the classroom, training opportunities, a cinema-based film festival and annual Awards.

Scottish Film Education and Into Film are working together to develop the 5-19 Film Education Programme in Scotland. This programme offers free training to teachers and educators, to develop skills abilities and pedagogical expertise required to employ film and moving image effectively in the classroom.

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The British Film Institute (BFI) is the lead organisation for film in the UK and uses Lottery funds to support film production, distribution, education and audience development.

The BFI Film Audience Network (operating in Scotland as Film Hub Scotland) is a major initiative developed by the BFI to enable film and events experts to work in partnership to boost film audiences across the UK, particularly in the areas of specialised and independent British film.

The BFI funds Into Film and the BFI Film Academies around the UK, including Scotland. These academies offer hands-on filmmaking courses, aimed at developing young people’s knowledge and skills and encouraging special interests.

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Other Partner Organisations

Film Hub Scotland

Also led by Scottish Film Ltd. is Film Hub Scotland, part of the BFI’s Film Audience Network. Film Hub Scotland is one of nine Hubs set up across the UK to extend film choice, increase and broaden film audiences, and enhance opportunities for audiences to engage with and learn about film.

Film Hub Scotland is setting up a Network of like-minded film exhibitors – from film societies to multiplexes – to work together to better serve Scotland’s diverse population. They provide Hub members with a range of funding opportunities, screening programmes, training and networking events and audience research, thereby helping Scotland’s exhibitors become truly inclusive, reaching as many new and existing audiences as possible.

Film Hub Scotland and Scottish Film Education share an office in Argyle House, Edinburgh.

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National Library of Scotland

The National Library of Scotland (NLS) is a reference library with world-class collections. It is also Scotland’s largest library and one of the major research libraries in Europe. NLS specialises in Scotland’s knowledge, history and culture.

The NLS Moving Image Archive (formerly the Scottish Screen Archive) contains something for everyone, from home movies to documentaries, from industry to entertainment. Scottish Film Education and NLS work in partnership to develop the Scotland on Screen online resource, offering a thorough suite of educational resources and films from the NLS moving image archive.

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Moving Image Education Network

Film Access Network Scotland

Film Access Network Scotland (FANS) is a consortium of leading moving image and media access organisations that work with young people and the wider community across Scotland, both within the formal and informal education sector, working within the framework of the curriculum for excellence.

It was founded in November 2013 to facilitate consultation and representation at strategic level.

FANS organisations have a rich and diverse history of engaging with people at all stages of their learning journey, from initial experiential tasters, to long term personal and artistic development programmes, to progressing new talent into the Industry. For updates, follow:

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