In the Frame is a free programme for people living in North Edinburgh to learn documentary filmmaking and make their own short film. 

Running from September 2021 to March 2022, the programme will amplify the voices of local people and capture snapshots of life in the community by providing a platform to express themselves through a series of short documentaries.   

Participants will learn each stage of documentary filmmaking, from an introduction to the genre via watching films, to learning the key skills in camera, sound, directing, editing, and interview techniques. We will also cover the ethics of documentary and support learners to use these skills to devise and produce a short film.

Many films used as case studies will come from the Pilton Video/SEE archive, which reveal some of the hopes and issues that matter most to the community in North Edinburgh over the past 40 years.  

No previous film experience is required and In the Frame is open to people living in North Edinburgh (Crewe, Drylaw, East Pilton, Granton, Pennywell, Muirhouse, Royston, Salvesen, Telford, Wardieburn, Waterfront and West Pilton).

One session per week, with an option to attend either on Tuesday or Wednesday evening from 6pm to 8pm.

The course has now closed for applications.

The programme is funded by Inspiring Scotland's Creative Communities Programme which is funded jointly by the Scottish Government's Culture and Justice directorates and aims to extend opportunities for people to take part in creative endeavours throughout their lives.