Autumn Schools Screenings

Tickets for schools screenings are £3 (unless stated otherwise) for pupils, and teachers go free. To book please call 0131 228 2688 and ask to speak to the Duty Manager, or email

Take One Action Film Festival: Primary Shorts


Thursday 14 September, 10am •  90min, £3/free for teachers, English and foreign language with English subtitles, cert PG, suitable for ages 9+ ( P5 upwards), Global Citizenship

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 power, conflict, gender equality, access to education, food and the environment. With a strong focus on the rights of the child, each film is accompanied by fun, accessible creative learning activities for pupils to explore and discuss some of the key issues that affect them and the planet.


Edinburgh Spanish Film Festival: Zip & Zap and the Captain's Island (Zipi y Zape y la Isla del Capitán)


Wed 4 October, 10am •  1h45min, Spanish with English subtitles, £3/free for teachers, advised cert PG, suitable for P6-S3, Modern languages: Spanish

Mischievous twins Zip and Zap have been sent on a business trip with their parents to a remote island. However they get lost en route and end up staying the night with the eccentric Miss Pam in her Victorian mansion for lost children. The next morning, their parents are nowhere to be found. Zip and Zap now have to unveil the island’s mysterious secret and find their mum and dad. Evoking the classic stories of  J.M. Barrie and Jules Verne, the latest chapter in the Zip and Zap saga is equal parts comic book fun and mysterious adventure.

A Bag of Marbles (Un sac de billes)


Wed 1 November, 10am •  1h50min, French with English subtitles, £3/free for teachers, advised certificate PG, suitable for P6-S6

Based on the autobiographical novel A Bag of Marbles by Joseph Joffo, this is the incredible true story of two young Jewish brothers, Maurice and Joseph, who travel alone through Nazi occupied France in order to survive the war.  Aided by the occasional kind soul, the two young boys swerve and dart through obstacles set by Nazi soldiers to avoid succumbing to the dreadful fate of so many others in this situation. An involving and moving story with wonderful performances from its two young stars.

Ivan Tsarevitch and the Changing Princess (Ivan Tsarevitch et la princesse changeante)


Thurs 9 November, 10am • 57min, FREE, advised certificate PG, Suitable for P4 upwards, French with English subtitles

The newest film from renowned animator Michel Ocelot (Tales of the Night, Kirikou and the Sorceress) is a quartet of enchanting fairy tales, retold in gorgeous silhouette animation. A young girl who lives in a monster-fearing underground community gains the courage to face her fears. A poor Persian boy becomes apprentice to a powerful enchanter. A put-upon ward on a pirate ship outsmarts his captain during a stop in India. And the son of a dying Russian tsar races against time to find a cursed princess.

Group Discounts


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


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.

Did you know you can hire a screen?

Perhaps you’d like to bring a class topic to life through film or maybe you are just looking for an end of term treat. With notice we can arrange a special screening of a film of your choice. We can also assist with film suggestions and advice - just ask us!

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