Leaning into the Wind    (Andy Goldsworthy documentary)

Tuesday 27 November, 10am • 93min, £3/free for teachers, PG, suitable for S1-S6, Art & Design + guest speaker Gemma Lawrence, Creative Carbon Scotland

Join us and our guest speaker from Creative Carbon Scotland for this unique and inspiring documentary on acclaimed environmental artist, Andy Goldsworthy.  Director Thomas Riedelsheimer has made an intimate portrait of Goldsworthy, revealing the method and inspiration behind his unique and tactile body of work. From the mud floor of a remote Brazilian villager's hut through to the forest near his home in Scotland, the film both documents Goldsworthy at work in wonderful locations and celebrates his kinship with nature. Not to be missed for students of art and design.

Watch the trailer 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.

The Finishers (De Toutes Nos Forces)

Tuesday 6 November, 10am • 1h26min, £3/free for teachers, French with English subtitles, suitable for S1-S6, Modern Languages: French

Julien is 17 and has cerebral palsy.  His father, Paul, is a celebrated athlete. They don’t always see eye to eye. Then Julien convinces his father to sign them up for an upcoming Ironman race. That’s 2.4 miles of swimming, then 112 miles of cycling, followed by 26 miles of running!  Will this impossible challenge help reconnect father and son?  Will they manage to complete the race?  Come along to this screening and find out.  Inspired by a true story.

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

To book your places, please email education@cmi-scotland.co.uk or call 0131 228 6382.


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 are available from 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.  

          CLPL dates for your diaries



Friday 26 October, Dynamic Earth, 2pm-5pm • 180 mins, FREE, suitable for teachers of S1-S3, Science, Physics

Come along to this FREE workshop and learn how to make short, animated films to explain core concepts in a cool and engaging way. Creative tutor Jim Stirk from Animation Jam will lead a three-hour session on using stop motion animation with S1-S3.  This hands-on experience will give teachers the practical know-how to enable pupils to understand, demonstrate and communicate key aspects of the physics curriculum by creating animated illustrations. The emphasis is on the presentation of ideas rather than their artistic ability or technical skills.  

Places are limited so early booking is advised. 

Email us at  education@cmi-scotland.co.uk or call 0131 228 6382.

Supported by the Institute of Physics and the Centre for the Moving Image


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 / primary sources as a stimulus for learning. Use film to inspire writing and also find out how to support children and young people to create their own archive film.

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


Framework Friday Film Education at Filmhouse

We will also 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 info or to make bookings please email  education@cmi-scotland.co.uk  or call 0131 228 6382.


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 £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.