Sophie and the BFG

Thursday 13 September, 10am • 1h45min, £3/free for teachers, Cert PG, suitable for ages P3-P7, English & Literacy, Expressive Arts

Celebrate Roald Dahl Day with our Dahlicious Dress Up Screening of The BFG! Come along for a Barmytastic Filmhouse Gettogethering. Dress up as your favouriticious  Dahl character, watch the gloriumptious BFG and return to class with an awescrumptious follow up lesson on how to use camera tricks to film a BFG style scene back in the schooldiddly. With a Golden Ticket prize for the most splendiferous costume, this is a phiz-wizzing school trip not to be missed!


Regardez, écoutez, discutez… Shorts for Language Practice

Wednesday 5 September, 10am • 1h30min, £3/ free for teachers, French with English subtitles or dialogue free, Suitable for P2/3 (ages 6-8), Modern Languages (French)

Join us for an entertaining and interactive session in the cinema, where groups will watch a number of short films in French and then engage in practical language tasks inspired by what they have just seen. Led by experienced Modern Language teachers currently engaged in the 1+2 scheme, this will be a chance for your pupils to watch, listen - and speak! Please note this event has limited capacity and so early booking is recommended.

We are also able to deliver this session in your classroom on the afternoon of Wednesday 5 September. Please contact the education team to discuss on 0131 228 6382.  There is also an excellent CLPL session on how to use this resource - full details are below.


Take One Action Film Festival: Primary Shorts

Thursday 20 September, 10am • 1h30min, £3/free for teachers, Cert PG, suitable for ages 9+, Global Citizenship, Social Studies, Literacy & English, Health & Wellbeing (PSE)

A unique mix of animation, fiction, documentary - and chat!
Join Take One Action for a special programme of the best new short films from around the world, which spotlight issues of gender equality, power, conflict, access to education, food and the environment. With a specific focus on the rights of the child, the event incorporates fun, accessible opportunities for pupils to explore and discuss some of the key issues that affect them and the planet.


Sgt. Stubby: An Unlikely Hero

Thursday 25 October, 10am • 1h30min, £3/free for teachers, Cert PG, suitable for P4+, Social Studies, Literacy & English, Health & Wellbeing (PSE)

Commemorate the centenary of the end of WW1 with this charming animated feature which tells the incredible true story of a stray dog who became a hero of the First World War, and the first canine to be promoted to the rank of Sergeant in the U.S. Army!

The film is a terrific resource to introduce younger children, in a sensitive way, to the realities of trench warfare and does contain scenes of bombings and a gas attack. However, the dominant themes that emerge are uplifting messages around teamwork, communication, and courage.

This event will include a post-screening discussion for pupils with a special guest and is supported by learning resources that are available here.


CLPL at Filmhouse

Framework Friday Film Education at Filmhouse

French Film Festival Preview & Booking

Friday 21 September, 2.00pm-3.30pm • 90 min, FREE, Filmhouse Guild Rooms

Calling all Primary and Secondary teachers of French!  Come along and find out how you and your class can take part in the French Film Festival, which is coming to Filmhouse in November. Watch the trailers, speak to the Festival programmers and check out the free education resources that have been produced to support each screening.  Booking for the films of your choice will be available on the day, in addition to some light refreshments.

We will also be providing Framework Friday Film Education on Friday 18 January & Friday 10 May - full details will be posted here.


CLPL for Teachers - Regardez, écoutez, discutez… Shorts for Language Practice

Wednesday 5 September, 4.30-6pm • 90 min, FREE, Filmhouse Guild Rooms

Learn how to use the fantastic free French language resource, Regardez, ecoutez, discutez – Short films For Language Practice in this practical and inspiring twilight session.   Delivered by MFL experts and aimed at P2/3 teachers, this CLPL session will demonstrate how you can use the short films and associated resources back in your classroom to really engage your pupils. Light refreshments are included.


Teachers Advisory Group Meetings

Tuesday 18 September, 4.30-6pm OR Friday 28 September, 2.00-3.30pm • 90 min, FREE, Filmhouse Guild Rooms

Our next Teacher Advisory Groups (TAGS) will meet in September to help shape what we offer to local schools and teachers over the coming months. Whether it's CLPL sessions, film-making workshops or bespoke screenings linked to your next topic ­ we want your input in shaping our programme for 2018-19. Come along for coffee, cake and chat ­ and even some comp tickets!

Please email to book your place.


Group Discounts

Primary screening at Filmhouse

We recognise that many teachers are finding it increasingly difficult  to bring groups to see films during class time, so to address this we offer 25% off tickets to public screenings at Filmhouse when bringing a group of ten or more pupils.

This discount applies to concession price tickets for pupils and full  price tickets for accompanying adults – details of our ticket prices for public screenings can be found here. Tickets should be booked through our box office on 0131 228 2688.

We hope that this discount will allow school groups to attend a range of  films at more suitable times. Please note that at public screenings we  expect all members of the audience to respect those around them, which  includes switching off mobile phones.

Projection Tours

Kids looking at film during a projection tour

Come and learn how cinema works, with a tour of our projection box and a  screening of short animations from the London International Animation Festival. Tours cost £75 for a class of up to 33 pupils, and are  suitable for P4-S2.

Please note that, although we strive to make Filmhouse as accessible as  possible, this tour is of a non-public area of the building which is up  two flights of stairs, with no lift.