Education and Learning at Filmhouse

As Scotland’s leading independent cinema, and a Europa Cinema Best Young Audience Award winner, Filmhouse is internationally renowned as a venue for dynamic programming and debate. Our key aim is to challenge, inform and entertain through the delivery of an essential, intelligent and enlightening programme for all audiences, whether through formal education, informal courses or professional development.

Our Schools programme offers year-round screenings for primary and secondary pupils, usually including supporting resources or discussion, all designed to support Curriculum for Excellence. Schools can also benefit from cinema tours, events linked to annual film festivals including Edinburgh International Film Festival, and advice and support for teachers and students of Media, Film, Modern Languages and other subjects. Filmmaking projects such as Understanding Cinema and the Edinburgh Schools Film Competition support  and develop film literacy in schools and youth groups across Edinburgh and futher afield.

 Throughout the year Filmhouse offers evening courses, holiday workshops and one off events to support informal learning. Morning screenings can be organised for community groups. We also work with a range of partners to devlope and enhance our extensive, dynamic programme, including Dyslexia Scotland, Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival and Refugee Week.

In partnership with Edinburgh International Film Festival, Filmhouse provide many professional development opportunities for filmmakers. From working partnership with the higher education sector supporting film and media students, to residential courses for established filmmakers, we endeavour to nurture filmmaking talent.

From birth to adulthood, we like to grow our audiences!
Find out more about our programme for kids and teens, for adults, for schools and teachers and for filmmakers.

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For further infomation about Learning at Filmhouse contact

Nicola Kettlewood
Knowledge & Learning Department
88 Lothian Road

Tel.: 0131 228 6382



Upcoming School Screenings

Fri 7 October - The Bride (La Novia) + discusson

Tue 11 Oct - The BFG

Wed 12 Oct - The Olive Tree (El Olivo) + Q&A

Wed 26 Oct - Romeo and Juliet + introduction

Tue 1 Nov - The War Room + intro + discussion

Wed 2 Nov - The New Kid (Le nouveau)

Thu 3 Nov - Learn By Heart (La vie en grand)

Tue 8 November - Long Way North (Tout en haut du monde)

Tickets cost £3 per pupil / free for teachers. To book please contact Flip Kulakiewicz on 0131 228 6382 or email



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