Moon Landing : 50 Year Anniversary   uksa

Capture the Flag

Wednesday 11 September at 10.30am • 1h34 • £3/free for teachers • PG Suitable P3-P7 • Advisory: Contains mild bad language, mild threatSTEM: Sciences, Technology, Engineering, Maths Literacy and English

Let this animated adventure help your class understand the history of space travel.  12 year old  Mike Goldwing is the son and grandson of NASA astronauts. His grandfather Frank lives his days isolated from his family after missing out on his big chance to fly to the moon on the Apollo XI mission. When an eccentric billionaire plans to steal the moon's vast mineral resources and destroy the US flag planted on it, Mike - accompanied by his grandfather, best friends and a clever chameleon - embarks on a magnificent adventure as a stowaway on the space shuttle.

Teaching resources will be available to support the screenings
Watch the trailer here.

Hidden Figures

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Tuesday 17 September at 10:30am •2h07• £3/free for teachers • PG Suitable P6-S6 • Advisory: Discrimination theme, mild bad languageSTEM: Sciences, Technology, Engineering, Maths • Literacy and English • Social Studies Health and Wellbeing

The race for space is a deeply fascinating period of modern history – as the USA raced against Russia to put a man into orbit, NASA found untapped talent in a group of African-American female mathematicians.  A hugely thrilling and inspiring true story worth seeing on the big screen.
Film guide available to continue the adventure back in the classroom.

Watch trailer here

In the Shadow of the Moon 


Wednesday 25 September at 10:30am •1h40• £3/free for teachers • Suitable P7-S6 • Advisory: Contains mild bad language and some upsetting scenes of failed missions  STEM: Sciences, Technology, Engineering, Maths • Social Studies   Literacy and English 

Come along to Filmhouse and experience the thrill of the space race with this evocative documentary.  The film chronicles the triumphs and disasters of the Apollo space programme between 1968 and 1972, and features astonishing archive footage and interviews with the dozen men who travelled to the Moon, and back again. This is the definitive film of one of Mankind’s great achievements.  Unmissable for any one studying Space or the Space Race.

Watch the trailer here

Roald Dahl Day : Dress Up Screening

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

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Thursday 12 September at 10:30am • 1h56 • £3/free for teachers • PG Suitable P3-P7 • Advisory: Contains mild language and perilLiteracy and English Expressive Arts

Get your golden tickets and join us at Filmhouse to celebrate Roald Dahl, with this special dress up screening of his beloved classic, directed by Tim Burton and starring Johnny Depp.  Test your knowledge of Roald Dahl with our special quiz, and there will be a prize for the most Dahl-icious costume!

Watch the trailer here

Take One Action Film Festival

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Thursday 19 September at 10.30am • 1h30min • £3/free for teachers • Cert PG • suitable for ages 9+ • Global Citizenship, Social Studies, Literacy & English, Health & Wellbeing (PSE)

A unique, engaging mix of animation, fiction, documentary - and chat!

Join Take One Action for a special, brand new programme of the best short films from around the world, which spotlight issues of gender equality, power, conflict, access to education, food and the environment. With a specific focus on the rights of the child, the event incorporates fun, accessible opportunities for pupils to explore and discuss some of the key issues that affect them and the planet.

Edinburgh Spanish Film Festival

Wednesday 9 October at 10:30am • 1h48 • £3/free for teachers • PG Spanish with English SubtitlesSuitable P7-S4 • Advisory: Contains mild language and perilModern Languages: Spanish Literacy  Social Studies

In this live action adaptation of the comic strip, Juan López must balance an ordinary life and an anonymous office job with heroic feats to save the love of his life and native planet Chitón.  This Spanish parody of Superman is a super fun way for students to enhance their Spanish skills.

Teaching resources will be available to support the screenings
Watch the trailer here

Commemorate the Armistice 

Sgt. Stubby: An Unlikely Hero


Tuesday 29 October, 10.30am • 1h30min • £3/free for teachers • PG • Advisory: mild violence, threat • suitable for P4+ • Social Studies, Literacy & English, Health & Wellbeing (PSE)   

Commemorate the end of WW1 with this charming animated feature which tells the incredible true story of a stray dog who became a hero of the First World War, and the first canine to be promoted to the rank of Sergeant in the U.S. Army!The film is a terrific resource to introduce younger children, in a sensitive way, to the realities of trench warfare and does contain scenes of bombings and a gas attack. However, the dominant themes that emerge are uplifting messages around teamwork, communication, and courage.

Teaching resources available to continue learning in the classroom.
Watch the trailer here



Thursday 31 October at 10.30am • 1h27min • £3/free for teachers • PG • Advisory: contains mild threat, scary scenes and one use of mild bad language • Literacy and English • Expressive Arts

Come celebrate Halloween with us at Filmhouse When a boy's beloved dog Sparky passes away suddenly, he attempts to bring the animal back to life through a powerful science experiment just like Frankenstein’s monster. But before long the resurrected Sparky begins to wreak havoc upon the town and Victor's neighbors. This unique stop-motion animation is both an homage and a parody of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.  

Teaching resources available to continue learning back in the classroom.

Watch the trailer here.

French Film Festival 

Yellowbird (Gus, Petit Oiseau Grand Voyage)

Tuesday 5 November at 10:30am • 1h30 • £3/free for teachers • PG • French with English Subtitles • Suitable P5-P7 • Advisory: Contains mild threatModern Languages: French • Literacy •  Social Studies 

Yellowbird is a teeny tiny orphaned bird that has never left the nest, has no family, yet desperately wants one.  Then, miraculously, he finds himself leading a flock of migratory birds to Africa.  His inexperience leads to several mis-steps and detours, as they journey across Europe and the North Sea, before heading South.  This beautiful, engaging animation delivers a social message about the need to protect the environment through a delightful adventure.  Join us and this hugely entertaining flock of birds on a tour around the world.

Teaching resources will be available to support the screenings
Watch the trailer here

To discuss your booking, please contact Chloe at, or call 0131 228 6382.

Edinburgh City Film Education Programme 

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We are now offering free places on our newest program: Edinburgh City Film Education Programme 2019-20.

The Edinburgh City Film Education Programme is looking to engage with a diverse range of primary, secondary and special schools across the City of Edinburgh. This is a unique opportunity to partner with the City of Edinburgh Council Creative Learning Team, Screen Education Edinburgh, Into Film and Centre for the Moving Image and is an opportunity for schools and pupils to creatively portray Edinburgh through their eyes, using film as the medium.

The offer includes:

  • Bespoke, integrated 8 week project that fits around the theme of social justice
  • Supports the aims and outcomes of this theme within your class / stage / department /school’s plans
  • Career-long professional learning for teaching staff is at the heart of this project
  • All teachers invited to apply no matter what level of film education experience
  • All subjects and sectors invited
  • Return completed application form (attached) to by Friday 23rd August 2019

Full details can be found in the Programme application form here


Teacher CLPL 

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Wellbeing: Staying Safe Online with IntoFilm

Wednesday 11 September 16:30-18:30 • £15 • Suitable for all teachers, especially Literacy & English, Arts and Technologies • Filmhouse Guild Rooms

Did you know that almost one in four 4-11 year-olds and three in four 12-15 year-olds has a social media profile? Created in association with Childnet International, our Wellbeing: Staying Safe Online training will introduce you to the importance of cyber-safety for an online generation. You will take part in a range of active film watching tasks which can be used to support discussion on themes, issues and questions about ways to stay safe online.This vital topic will be explored through short and feature film texts, analysing appropriate behaviours and actions of characters, as well as investigating real life contexts such as questioning what information we choose to share online versus in the real world.The session is a part of Into Film's Wellbeing Training, which also includes Mindfulness on Film and Anti-Bullying.

For more information and to book your place please click here.

If you require an invoice for this session, please email

Careers in Film Training with IntoFilm

Wednesday 22 January 16:30-18:30 • £15 • Suitable for all teachers, especially Literacy & English, Media, Arts and Technologies • Filmhouse Guild Rooms

Aimed at upper primary and lower secondary educators, this engaging CLPL session gives attendees the chance to learn about roles in the film industry for their young people. Focused on four curricular areas (maths, PSHE, English and art & design), we have developed a subject-based approach to film industry careers education. Through dynamic classroom activities, this session will enable teachers to further develop the skill set of their young people and to link their skills to interesting film industry job roles. Interlaced with film clips, this fun session will give you a creative approach to engage pupils in an industry that forms a booming part of the UK economy, and help you to broaden your pupils' outlook and aspirations for the future. This course will provide you with a fully developed PowerPoint presentation and bespoke printable resources for your classroom.

For more information and to book your place please click here.

If you require an invoice for this session, please email


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.