FREE Secondary Workshops: 54321 Short Film Making with Into Film and Edinburgh International Film Festival 

Thursday 20 June and Tuesday 25 June • 2pm -3.30pm • suitable for S1-S6 • EIFF YOUTH HQ, The Cornerstone Centre, St John’s Church, Lothian Road• FREE • Suitable for P4-S6 • Media, Literacy: English, Expressive Arts, ICT, STEM, H&WB

into film

This workshop will explore how to create a short film using the 54321 technique.  Some key elements of filmmaking will be discussed, including different camera shots and the 3C's (Character, Colour, Camera) and the 3S’s (Story, Sound, Setting).  Pupils will work in groups, plan using storyboards and create a short film using iPads. This workshop will encourage skills development, creativity and team work.

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


EIFF YOUTH FILM COURSE FAIR – Which Film Course is Right for You?

Friday 21 June • 2pm-4pm • EIFF YOUTH HQ, The Cornerstone Centre, St John’s Church, Lothian Road • FREE ticketed • Suitable for ages 14+ • Media, Literacy: English, Expressive Arts, Careers Advice

Want to study film or media, but not sure which course is right for you?
Come along to our Film Course Fair, where representatives and current students from all the key providers will be on hand to answer all your questions, including Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh College, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (Glasgow), the National Film & Television School (Glasgow).

Ideal for school leavers, teachers, parents or just the curious - this event is free to attend, but places are limited, so booking is essential. Please reserve your preferred slot at 2pm, 2.45pm or 3.30pm by contacting Chloe at, or call 0131 228 6382.

EIFF Youth is supported by Baillie Gifford and funded through the PLACE Programme, a partnership between the Scottish Government through Creative Scotland, the City of Edinburgh Council and the Edinburgh Festivals


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.