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Global Citizenship + Film CPD Event


Delivered in partnership with Scotdec and Take One Action Film Festival, a free practical three-part CPD event for all teachers using a Global Citizenship approach to explore how film can enrich learning in the classroom. Watch films, share ideas and network over a glass of wine!

Supporting Learning for Sustainability, this innovative event includes:
• a global approach to teaching
• using international films to develop key literacy skills
• opportunities & resources for schools with a specific focus on He Named Me Malala (PG – suitable for P4+)
• a complimentary ticket to a screening during the Take One Action Film Festival

This is a three-part event, with sessions on Wednesdays 27 April, 11 May and 21 September, all from 4.30pm-6.30pm. Places are free for teachers but places are limited so book early! Email or call Flip on 0131 228 6382.

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Group Discount for Schools


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, and must be paid for at least 24 hours in advance of the screening.

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. Projection tours will run until the end of April and then resume after the summer.
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.


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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