Your Take is a free online filmmaking course suitable for young people (up to the age of 18) in Edinburgh and Lothians, as well as family members, guardians, and anyone else that young people share their home with.

Your Take is also a great resource for teachers and their pupils working remotely, with all of our online materials curriculum linked, and devised in line with the British Film Institute's Film Education Framework, Curriculum for Excellence, and GTCS plans and priorities.

No matter your level of experience, Your Take develops your filmmaking skills and helps you produce a short film.

It’s free and easy to register and you will gain access to our secure, private portal which houses a number of different online resources, including learning materials and training films covering all of the key aspects of filmmaking, such as storytelling, camera, film literacy, sound operation, and video editing. You will also benefit from support from our film delivery team through Q&As, video events, and scheduled feedback sessions.

The submitted films must adhere to the following brief:

  • Up to 2 minutes in length
  • Films can be documentary, fiction, or animation but must address one of the themes selected by our Youth Advisory Panel – we do encourage you to be as creative as you like in responding to our themes!
  • Films can be shot on your mobile phone, tablet, iPad or any other device you have available to you
  • Films must be fully shot and edited from your own home
  • We can only accept films from registered participants. Everyone involved in making the film must register with us. If you are under the age of 16 a parent or guardian must register for you.

All submitted films will be showcased on the Screen Education Edinburgh website.  The Your Take Youth Advisory Panel will select films of note to be placed in our Special Mentions category.

Your Take's Primary level courses begin Thursday 7th May and run until Thursday 11th June, with people able to register until Thursday 4th June.

Your Take's Secondary level courses begin Thursday 14th May and run until Thursday 18th June, with people able to register until Thursday 11th June.



If you have any enquiries please contact our Programme Coordinator at [email protected]

Health and Safety Guidelines

Following the current Covid-19 guidelines issued by the Government and in line with advice from NHS Scotland and WHO with regards to staying home and staying safe, all films should be made at your place of residence. This means that you should only involve others in your project if you live with them.

  • In making your film, do not place yourself or others at risk. Please follow our Dos and Don’ts (available on our online portal once registered)
  • If you or another participant becomes unwell please put your film project on hold. Health should always come first

Your Take is delivered by Screen Education Edinburgh as part of the Edinburgh City Film Education Programme, in partnership with Into Film, Centre for the Moving Image and Arts and Creative Learning at City of Edinburgh Council, with funding from Screen Scotland.