Welcome back! 

We are delighted to be re-opening our doors to schools with an engaging programme of films for all ages and stages. We are welcoming our regular partners such as the Edinburgh Spanish Film Festival, French Film Festival UK and Into Film as well as showcasing films picked by our education team to mark Black History Month, COP 26 and to celebrate Christmas!  

In line with current COVID19 regulations, bookings are for single use of the cinema. Unless stated otherwise, tickets cost £3 per pupil with a minimum charge of £150 for groups of less than 50 pupils. Accompanying adult tickets are FREE. Where available, resources will be sent to teachers to continue the learning in the classroom.  

To discuss your booking 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 mailling list? Email us at education@cmi-scotland.co.uk to receive our monthly newsletter. 

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

MEDIA DAY

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

EDINBURGH SPANISH FILM FESTIVAL

los lobos 
LOS LOBOS  (The Wolves) 

Wed 6 October • 10.30am 1h35mins • 15 • Suitable S4-S6• English/Spanish/Cantonese with English subtitles • MFL: Spanish • Geography • Modern Studies • Global Citizenship  

Brothers Leo and Max and their mother Lucia have just immigrated from Mexico to Albuquerque, USA. While their mother is at work, the two young brothers dream of adventures and visiting Disneyland. A very touching semi-autobiographical film from the producers of The Golden Dream, previously featured in our schools’ programme.  


BLACK HISTORY MONTH

belle

BELLE + short 

Thurs 14 October • 10.30am • 1h45mins • 12 • Advisory: brief sexual assault, discrimination theme • Suitable S1-S6 • Modern Studies • History • Health & Wellbeing •, Global Citizenship • Social Justice 

Come along to Filmhouse to mark Black History Month with Belle, a historical drama inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle, the illegitimate mixed-race daughter of Admiral Sir John Lindsay. The film explores through Belle’s journey the end of slavery in England. The film will be proceeded by a screening of 1745, a powerful Scottish short about two enslaved sisters who try to escape from their Highland master. 
 

FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL UK 

Fahim

FAHIM (Fahim, The Little Chess Prince) 

Wed 3 November 10.30am • 1h48mins • N/C • Advisory: asylum theme • Suitable S1-S6 • French with English subtitles  • MFL: French • Global Citizenship 

Based on the true story of Fahim Mohammad, this film shows how one boy’s incredible talent will change the fate of his family. Forced to flee their native Bangladesh, Fahim and his father arrive in Paris where he is introduced to one of France’s chess masters. Coach Sylvain, played by Gerard Depardieu, will see Fahim rise to become a champion player. A touching film, which will be a crowd pleaser amongst high school students!  

joueuse

LES JOUEUSES (The Squad) 

Thu 4 November •10.30am 1h32 • N/C • Suitable S5-S6 • French with English subtitles, English • MFL: French • PE • Social Justice  

The Olympique Lyonnais’s female football team is one of the best in the world. This documentary takes a close-up on the daily lives of the football players. From training sessions, to the fight towards equality in women’s sport the film takes you inside one of France’s most iconic football teams!  

COP 26
Now

NOW 

Wed 24 Nov • 10.30am • 1h19mins • Suitable S1-S6 • English/German with English subtitles • Modern Studies • Global Citizenship • Learning for Sustainability 

This is the perfect film to engage your pupils with the many issues raised by COP 26. NOW is a documentary which 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.  

CHRISTMAST AT FILMHOUSE

Joyeux Noel

JOYEUX NOEL 
Thu 16 December • 1h46mins • 12 • Contains moderate battle violence, sex, and one use of strong language • Suitable S1-S6 • French/English/German with English subtitles • MFL: French • History 

Come along to Filmhouse to watch this epic warm drama based on the Christmas truce of 1914. Christian Carion’s beautifully directed film tells the story of an event during World War I, when a Scottish, a German and a French regiment called a temporary halt to the slaughter on Christmas Eve, 1914. Expertly weaving together the separate national strands of the story, the film’s powerful message carries significant contemporary resonance.

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 
· Number of adults 

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