Schools & Teacher Programmes

Schools Programme

Filmhouse has a range of diverse films for both Primary and Secondary students supporting a variety of teaching areas including Literacy, Modern Languages and Global Citizenship. We have a range of screenings for both primary and secondary pupils this Autumn, alongside some exciting opportunities for teachers.

Tickets for most of these screenings are only £3.00, with teachers going free. The three Take One Action screenings are completely free.

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Schools Screening

We Are Many • Tue 8 Sep, 10am • S3-S6

Girlhood • Thu 10 Sep, 10am • S4-S6

Song of the Sea • Tue 15 Sep, 10am • P3-S2

Macbeth • Date TBC • S4-S6

Take One Action Film Festival Primary Schools Event • Thu 17 Sep, 10am • P4-P7

Take One Action Film Festival - Landfill Harmonic • Tue 22 Sep, 10am • S1-S6

Take One Action Film Festival - The Divide • Fri 25 Sep, 10am • S1-S6

Edinburgh Spanish Film Festival - Foosball • Tue 6 Oct, 10am • P4-P7

Edinburgh Spanish Film Festival - Five Days to Dance • Wed 7 Oct, 10am • S1-S6

Edinburgh Spanish Film Festival - Living Is Easy With Eyes Closed • Thu 8 Oct, 10am • S4-S6


Suffragette • Tue 3 Nov, 10am • S1-S6

French Film Festival - Zarafa • Wed 4 Nov, 10am • P4-S3

French Film Festival - Young Tiger / Bébé tigre • Thu 5 Nov, 10am • S4-S6


We will also screen films for schools as part of the Africa in Motion Film Festival and the German Film Festival - details coming soon!


Into Film Festival

The Into Film Festival takes place all over the UK from 4-20 November (10-12 and 17-19 November at Filmhouse), with free film screenings, workshops and masterclasses.

Go to for more information and to register interest.



Understanding Cinema (online CPD) • 28 April to 16 June

CPD Event for Teachers • Wed 9 Sep, 4.30-6.30pm

McLaren Digital Animation CPD - Teaching Resources

Understanding Cinema 2015 • October 2015 - June 2016


Year-round Filmhouse offers a diverse programme of films that will enrich all areas of the curriculum including Expressive Arts, Languages and Social Studies.  Should you wish to bring a group fro a film in our public programme we can offer at least 10% discount for groups of ten or more – please call us to discuss this and other offers for your group.




The very nature of the Filmhouse programme ensures that young adults have the chance to participate in fresh new programming ideas and festivals such as the Bio-Ethics Film Festival, French/Italian/Spanish Film Festival etc. However we also offer year-round curriculum led activity with the highlight of the programme being Edinburgh International Film Festival's exciting Media Days, which allow teachers and students to examine the entire filmic process from pre and postproduction to distribution and exhibition by seeing new films and meeting local and international film professionals.

The programme is relevant to discrete subject areas such as Media Studies, Modern Studies, History and Modern Languages but also offers a rare chance for such subjects to engage with cross-curricular themes and issues.

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