As Scotland’s leading independent cinema, and a Europa Cinema Best Young Audience Award winner (2011), Filmhouse is internationally renowned as a venue for dynamic programming and debate. Our key aim is to challenge, inform and entertain through the delivery of an essential, intelligent and enlightening programme for all audiences, whether through formal education, informal courses or professional development.
Our Schools programme offers year-round screenings for primary and secondary pupils, usually including supporting resources or discussion, all designed to support Curriculum for Excellence. Schools can also benefit from cinema tours, events linked to annual film festivals including Edinburgh International Film Festival, and advice and support for teachers and students of Media, Film, Modern Languages and other subjects. Filmmaking projects such as Understanding Cinema and the Edinburgh Schools Film Competition support and develop film literacy in schools and youth groups across Edinburgh and futher afield.
Throughout the year Filmhouse offers evening courses, holiday workshops and one off events to support informal learning. We also work with a range of partners to develop and enhance our extensive, dynamic programme, including Into Film, Screen Education Edinburgh, Take One Action! Film festival, Edinburgh Spanish Film Festival, French Film Festival UK.
In partnership with Edinburgh International Film Festival, Filmhouse provides many professional development opportunities for young filmmakers. From working partnership with the higher education sector supporting film and media students, to our youth programme EIFF Youth, we endeavour to nurture filmmaking talent.
Watch our highlight reel from our EIFF Youth "Grand Day Out", as part of the 75th Edinburgh International Film Festival.