2019 at Filmhouse

Ma Vie de Courgette (My Life as a Courgette) : Modern Foreign Languages: French

ma vie de courgette

Thursday 21 February at 10:30am
1h06min •  £3/free for teachers French with English subtitles • PG Advisory: mild sex references, references to traumatic childhood experiences Suitable for P5-S6   Modern Languages: French, Health & Wellbeing: MESP

A charming French animation about a young boy called Courgette who is sent to live in a children's home following the death of his mother. Learning to fit in with the other children – each of whom carry scars of their own difficult pasts – the film is a gentle exploration of the thoughts and feelings a young person might have when going through a difficult period. Full of humour, the challenging issues and behaviours of each child is dealt with sensitively and from the perspective of Courgette as he gets to know them. The bright, colourful animation and affecting story make this a perceptive and uplifting film about friendship and child welfare.

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Wonder :  World Book Day 


Thursday 7 March at 10:30am
1h53min •  £3/free for teachers • PG Suitable PA-S4 • Advisory: mild bad language, violence, scenes of emotional upset Literacy: English, Health & Wellbeing: MESP. Media Studies

Based on R.J. Palacio's best-selling book, Wonder is the stirring and heart-warming story of August 'Auggie' Pullman, a young boy born with facial differences that have stopped him from being able to go to mainstream school - until now. Over the course of a remarkable year, he and his new school peers learn about compassion, empathy and understanding, with Auggie becoming an unlikely hero. The film deals with its subject matter sensitively and intelligently. Telling its story from multiple points of view, it demonstrates the importance of learning to see the world through other people’s eyes and to always strive to choose kindness.

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Easter Trip 

Peter Rabbit

peter rabbit
Tuesday 2 April at 10:30am

1h35min • £3/free for teachers • PG • Suitable P4-S4 • Advisory: mild threat, comic violence • Literacy: English, Health & Wellbeing: MESP
Peter Rabbit, the mischievous and adventurous hero who has captivated generations of readers, now takes on the starring role of his own irreverent, contemporary comedy - with attitude! Based on Beatrix Potter’s classic tale of a rebellious rabbit trying to sneak into a farmer’s vegetable garden, James Corden voices the character of Peter with playful spirit. An egg-cellent Easter treat for any class! 

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Spiderman Into the Spider-Verse 

spiderverseWednesday 3 April  at 10:30am
1h53min •  £3/free for teachers • PG Suitable P6-S6 • Advisory: moderate fantasy violence, mild threat, injury detail, innuendo Literacy: English, Health & Wellbeing: MESP, Media

This mind-bending and entertaining animation was one of the unexpected hits of the year. From the team behind the Lego Movie, and nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, the story brings a fresh vision to the Spider-Man Universe, with a ground-breaking visual style that’s the first of its kind. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse introduces American teen Miles Morales, and the limitless possibilities of the Spider-Verse, where more than one can wear the mask...

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The Kid Who Would Be King 

kidbekingThursday 4 April at 10:30am
2h00min •  £3/free for teachers • PG Suitable P5-S4 • Advisory: moderate fantasy violence, scenes of emotional upset Literacy: English

Old school magic meets the modern world in the epic adventure.  Alex thinks he’s just another nobody, until he stumbles upon the mythical Sword in the Stone, Excalibur. Now, he must unite his friends and enemies into a band of knights and, together with the legendary wizard Merlin, take on the wicked enchantress Morgana. With the future at stake, Alex must become the great leader he never dreamed he could be. Based on the Arthurian legend, this film is a great modern adaptation of the classic British tale.

Watch the trailer here.

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


CLPL at Filmhouse

Keep an eye out on this page for upcoming teacher training and CLPL at Filmhouse. 


Group Discounts

Primary screening at Filmhouse

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 looking at film during 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.