Filmosophy is a long-running season at Filmhouse of original and thought-provoking films and discussions. Each film is presented by a short introduction and followed by an accessible and informal post-screening discussion. Screenings are introduced and post-screening discussions hosted by James Mooney, Short Courses lecturer and course organiser at The University of Edinburgh. No previous knowledge of philosophy is required.

For more information on screenings and events or to continue the discussion, you can 'like' Filmosophy on their Facebook page or follow @film_philosophy on Twitter.


CLPL for teachers

Edinburgh & Lothians Schools Film Competition 2019 – Teacher Information Sessions

ELSFC winners 2017

Fri 7 December, 2pm-3.30pm OR Thu 31 January 4.30pm-6pm• 90 min, FREE • Filmhouse Guild Rooms

Do you have a class of film fans?  This long running competition is an exciting opportunity to showcase your pupils’ talents and inspire a new generation of filmmakers.  All successful films are screened at the Edinburgh International Film Festival in June 2019 and there are special awards up for grabs!

The competition is open to all Lothian and City of Edinburgh Council nursery, primary, secondary and special schools. It is FREE to enter and no experience is necessary. To find out more, come along to our Teacher Information Sessions, where you can meet the team, including members of the Youth Jury and teachers who have been successful at previous competitions.

To book your place contact

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Edinburgh & Lothians Schools Film Competition is a partnership between Screen Education Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh Council, Arts & Creative Learning, Communities & Families, Centre for the Moving Image and Edinburgh International Film Festival


Into Film Curricular Filmmaking Workshop

Friday 18 January, 2pm- 4pm • Filmhouse Guild Rooms • £15, suitable for all teachers, especially Literacy & English, Expressive Arts and Technologies

This practical session will help you use filmmaking to improve curricular learning, assessment and attainment. Step-by-step guidance will be provided on how to use a range of techniques and equipment, along with advice on how to adapt these to suit your classroom environment, specific learners' needs and assessment objectives.

For more information and to book your place please visit  If you have any questions, please email


Teacher Advisory Group Meetings

Tuesday 22 January, 4.30pm-6pm OR Friday 1 February, 2pm-3.30pm • 90 min, FREE • Filmhouse Guild Rooms

Become a member of our Teacher Advisory Group (TAG). We meet regularly to discuss ideas and shape what we offer to local schools and teachers. From CLPL sessions to film-making workshops or bespoke screenings linked to your next topic we want your input in shaping our programme for 2019 and beyond. Come along for coffee, cake, chat and even some comp tickets!  To book your place, please contact Chloe Berger at


For more information or to make bookings please call us on 0131 228 6382 or email us at