We were very happy to see the short film ‘Soothe’ win best film by filmmakers aged 15 – 18 at New Visions Short Film Competition, made as part of our BFI Film Academy Craft Skills course it was a great achievement for our young filmmakers who collaborated virtually to write, shoot and edit their film over several weeks in February/March 2021.

Watch how this unique course ran in the video below.

Screened online as part of EIFF on the 20th August, co-directors Poppy and Rowan took part in the filmmakers Q&A giving some insight into their experience. Catch up on the full event now.

A big congratulations from the SEE team to the young filmmakers, we look forward to seeing what you do next! We strive to make filmmaking a reality for those in the city who are passionate about making films and want the opportunity to progress their skills to the next level.

Watch Soothe here, Young Filmmakers credits:

Scriptwriter: Vincent Wolff

Co-directors: Popy Payne & Rowan Abbott

DOP: Tom Wilson 

Sound: Hazel George 

Editor: Finlay Neale 

See below for information on how to apply for our upcoming courses.

For a chance to be a part of this year’s BFI Film Academy Edinburgh and South East of Scotland programme, please click here

Moving image Arts course is an AS level qualification that looks in depth at film technique and history, with each learner applying this to produce their own short film. For more info on the course and how to apply, please click here!