Take One Action Film Festival - The Breadwinner with Q&A

Tuesday 18 September, 10am • 1h30min, £3/free for teachers, Cert 12A, suitable for S2+, Global Citizenship, Social Studies (Modern Studies), Literacy & English, Health & Wellbeing (PSE)

Produced by Angelina Jolie, this Oscar nominated animation, from the team behind The Secret of Kells and Song of the Sea, tells the captivating story Parvana, an 11-year-old girl growing up under the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001.   When Parvana's father is arrested, her mother is left alone to care for their three children. As women are banned from going out in public without a man, Parvana disguises herself as a boy so that she can venture out and earn money for her family.  Beautifully made and deeply thought provoking, this film offers up many issues for discussion, and carries important messages about female empowerment, resilience and creativity.

This event will include a post-screening discussion for pupils with a special guest.


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.



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 education@cmi-scotland.co.uk to book your place.


Group Discounts

Kids at a screening

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 on 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.