We were very much looking forward to welcoming you back to Filmhouse in the New Year.  Unfortunately, the uncertainty brought on by the Omicron variant means we have had to cancel some of our school screenings for Jan - Feb. We do still have films to help you discuss sustainability and celebrate LGBT History Month!

To discuss future bookings please contact education@cmi-scotland.co.uk.  We are happy to answer your questions and help you plan for a successful trip. Our COVID risk assessment is available upon request. 

Keep an eye out on our website and teacher newsletter for future announcements. Not on our mailing list? Email us at education@cmi-scotland.co.uk to receive our monthly newsletter. 

Do you want to know what to expect when visiting Filmhouse? Watch our walk-through video of our building and facilities here


Our popular Media Day is now online! Perfect for high schools, sessions include short film screenings, a career panel and a key note presentation about filming in Edinburgh. Sessions are FREE and are available to be screened directly into your classroom from Wednesday 22 September.  For more details please email education@cmi-scotland.co.uk. 


                                JANUARY - MARCH SCHOOL SCREENINGS 

We have partnered with Time For Inclusive Education to offer schools the chance of watching Battle of the Sexes and Pride as media learning tools for pupils to develop their understanding of prejudice, discrimination and the experience of LGBT people in the past and present. 

Each film will be accompanied by full lesson plans, including relevant Es, Os and Benchmarks in PDF format. The first 20 schools to register for this project will receive DVD copies for the two films. All remaining interested schools will be provided with a comprehensive list of resources on how to access the films on streaming platforms 🎞


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12 cert • 2h02min + 10 min introduction • Contains infrequent moderate sex  • Suitable for S1-S6 • English • LGBT Inclusive Education • PE • Social studies • Learning for Sustainability • FREE

The 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs became the most-watched televised sports event of all time. Trapped in the media glare, King and Riggs were on opposites sides of a binary argument, but off-court each was fighting more personal and complex battles. With her husband urging her to fight for equal pay, the private King was also struggling to come to terms with her own sexuality, while Riggs gambled his legacy and reputation in a bid to relive the glories of his past.  

This screening is supported by Time for Inclusive Education, who will introduce the screening and provide follow-up resources to continue the learning back in class.   

Watch the trailer here.


PRIDE (2014)
15 cert •  1h55min + 10 min introduction • Contains strong language, sex references  •  Suitable S5-S6 • English • LGBT Inclusive Education • History • Modern Studies • Learning for Sustainability •FREE

Based on a true story, Pride follows a group of UK gay activists who work to help miners during their lengthy strike of the National Union of Mineworkers in the summer of 1984.  The film celebrates activism, intersectionality and demonstrates the power of allyship.  

This screening is supported by Time for Inclusive Education, who will introduce the screening and provide follow-up resources to continue the learning back in class.   

Watch the trailer here.



Now (2020) - IMDb

NOW (2020)
N/C •  1h19mins • Suitable S1-S6 • English/German with English subtitles • Modern Studies • Global Citizenship • Learning for Sustainability   FREE

This is the perfect film to engage your pupils with the many issues raised by the climate emergency and the recent COP 26 conference in Glasgow. NOW is a documentary that puts young activists at the centre of the fight against climate change. The film features 6 young climate activists from around the globe and explores questions of what it means to be an activist, how to push for social change, and how we can build a sustainable future. 

Our friends at Into Film are offering a FREE review writing workshop that can be delivered online after the screening when you are back in class.

Watch the trailer here


For more information or to book places at any of these screenings and events, please contact education@cmi-scotland.co.uk

When making a booking please include: 
· Film Title/ Event name 
· Date of event 
· Name of school 
· Lead teacher email and mobile number 
· Number of students and any additional support needs we should know about 
· Number of adults 

This will help us process your request quickly and efficiently. Thanks!