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 and dramas.   

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

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

Adult learners have been engaged in learning and producing documentaries, with 3 projects developing young people in drama filmmaking also taking place.

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.