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) + short talk from the SSPCA on animals during war

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.

Watch the trailer here

This event will include a short introduction from the SSPCA about the true origins of the story and the use of animals in war and is further supported by learning resources from the BBC available here and here, as well as from the film's production company here.


French Film Festival - November

The French Film Festival returns in November, with an opportunity to catch the best new films for young people.  All screenings are in French, with English subtitles, and are supported by free, engaging learning resources produced by the Institut Français d'Ecosse.

Belle and Sebastien, Friends for Life 

Thursday 1 November, 10am • 1h37min, £3/free for teachers, French with English subtitles, suitable for P4-7, Modern Languages: French

An all-time French classic, Belle and Sebastien, Friends for Life is the final chapter of the charming family adventure adapted from Cécile Aubry’s novel. Sebastien is now 12 years old and Belle the mother of three young puppies. The duo is faced with a new threat when Belle’s former owner Joseph returns, claiming to be the dog’s rightful owner. However Sebastien will do everything that it takes to protect his best friend and her little ones. Continue the adventure off-screen with our terrific education pack designed by the Discovery Film Festival at Dundee Contemporary Arts. Please note, you do not need to have seen the previous films in the series to enjoy this one.

Watch the trailer here


Wednesday 7 November, 10am • 1h25min, £3/free for teachers, French with English subtitles, suitable for P7-S4, Modern Languages: French

Commemorate the centennial of the Armistice with this exquisitely animated film, which offers a unique perspective on the First World War through the eyes of Adama, a young boy from French speaking West-Africa.  It’s 1914 and Adama sets off across Europe in search of his older brother. The journey ultimately leads him to the front line at the Battle of Verdun.

Watch the trailer here


Into Film Festival - November

From 13-22 November, the Into Film Festival returns to Filmhouse, inspiring young people to watch, understand and discuss film in new and creative ways. The Into Film Festival makes a trip to the cinema easy to organise, with a curriculum-focussed programme, complementary resources and free tickets for all educators and young people.  Tickets go on sale on Thursday 6 September, and are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. To find out more about the screenings and to book your place visit Into Film.  

Count Down to Christmas 

Bring your class along this December for a festive treat, wear your best Christmas jumpers and Santa hats. There will be music, a joyful atmosphere and a prize for best class effort! Santa himself might even come greet the pupils... 

Arthur Christmas

Arthur Christmas

Tuesday 11 December, 10am • 1h37min, £3/free for teachers, U, suitable for P1-P4 

How can Santa deliver millions of presents around the world in just one night? With an army of elves and an ultra-high-tech facility in the North Pole. However this well-oiled machine is threatened when one child is missed in the operation. Santa’s son, Arthur, comes to the rescue with an unconventional team, an old sleigh and some untrained reindeer. Will he deliver the last present on time? Come along to find out!

Watch the trailer here

Incredibles 2

Incredibles 2

Wednesday 12 December, 10am • 1h51min, £3/free for teachers, PG, suitable for P4+

The Parrs are back, and this time around Helen (aka Elastigirl) is in the spotlight, leaving Bob (Mr. Incredible) at home with Violet and Dash, navigating the day-to-day heroics of "normal" life. It's a tough transition for everyone, made tougher by the fact that the family is still unaware of baby Jack-Jack's emerging superpowers. When a new villain hatches a brilliant and dangerous plot, the family and Frozone must find a way to work together again – which is easier said than done...

Watch the trailer here



Thursday 13 December, 10am • 1h33min, £3/free for teachers, PG, suitable for P4+

Will Ferrell is at his wide-eyed best in this disarmingly funny and good-natured festive family frolic. Buddy (Ferrell) is an adult human who has been raised by elves at the North Pole after stowing away in Santa's sack as an infant during his Christmas visit to an orphanage. Having finally realised that he is not like the other elves, he sets off to New York City to find his birth father - and finds things to be rather different there.

Watch the trailer here

To book your places, please email or call 0131 228 6382.

CLPL at Filmhouse

Into Archive Film CLPL with Into Film

Wednesday 7 November, 4.30pm- 6.30pm, Filmhouse Guild Rooms; £15, suitable for all teachers, Social Studies: History,  Literacy & English, Technologies

In this session you will be introduced to working with archive film and primary sources as a stimulus for learning. Use film to inspire writing and also find out how to support children to create their own archive films.

For more information and to book your place, click here.  If you have any questions, please contact


Framework Friday Film Education at Filmhouse

We will be providing Framework Friday Film Education on Friday 18 January & Friday 10 May - full details will be in future newsletters and on our website.


For more information or to make bookings please call us on 0131 228 6382 or email us at

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 £90 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.