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Schools and Teachers

Autumn School Screenings

Spanish Film Festival: Zip & Zap and the Captain's Island (Zipi y Zape y la Isla del Capitán)


Wed 4 October, 10am •  1h45min, Spanish with English subtitles, £3/free for teachers, advised cert PG, suitable for P6-S3, Modern languages: Spanish

Mischievous twins Zip and Zap have been sent on a business trip with their parents to a remote island. However they get lost en route and end up staying the night with the eccentric Miss Pam in her Victorian mansion. The next morning, their parents are nowhere to be found. Zip and Zap now have to unveil the island’s mysterious secret and find their mum and dad. Evoking the classic stories of  J.M. Barrie and Jules Verne, the latest chapter in the Zip and Zap saga is equal parts comic book fun and mysterious adventure.

Spanish Film Festival: 100 Metres (100 Metros)

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Tuesday 10 October, 10am •  1h38min, Spanish with English subtitles, £3/free for teachers, advised cert 12A, suitable for S1 upwards, Modern languages: Spanish

An uplifting drama inspired by the amazing true story of Ramon Arroyo, a father of two who is diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and told that he will never be able to run one hundred metres. Ignoring the warning, and after overcoming a fit of depression, he trains hard to participate in Ironman, one of the most difficult triathlon competitions in the world. However, this does not scare Ramon: he is determined to prove to the world that surrender is never an option!

French Film Festival: Ivan Tsarevitch and the Changing Princess (Ivan Tsarevitch et la princesse changeante)


Wed 1 November, 10am • 57min, FREE, advised certificate PG, Suitable for P4 upwards, French with English subtitles

The newest film from renowned animator Michel Ocelot (Tales of the Night, Kirikou and the Sorceress) is a quartet of enchanting fairy tales, retold in gorgeous silhouette animation. A young girl who lives in a monster-fearing underground community gains the courage to face her fears. A poor Persian boy becomes apprentice to a powerful enchanter. A put-upon ward on a pirate ship outsmarts his captain during a stop in India. And the son of a dying Russian tsar races against time to find a cursed princess.

French Film Festival: A Bag of Marbles (Un sac de billes)


Thu 2 or Thu 9 November, 10am •  1h50min, French with English subtitles, FREE, advised certificate PG, suitable for P6-S6

Based on the autobiographical novel A Bag of Marbles by Joseph Joffo, this is the incredible true story of two young Jewish brothers, Maurice and Joseph, who travel alone through Nazi occupied France in order to survive the war.  Aided by the occasional kind soul, the two young boys swerve and dart through obstacles set by Nazi soldiers to avoid succumbing to the dreadful fate of so many others in this situation. An involving and moving story with wonderful performances from its two young stars. TRAILER

French Film Festival: The Teacher (Les grands esprits)


Wed 8 November, 10am •  1h46min, French with English subtitles, FREE, advised cert 12A, suitable for S3-S6

Francois is a teacher at a middle class Parisian high school who believes that the French system of the most experienced teachers being sent to the best schools is counterproductive. He never believes this theory will be challenged until he is offered the chance to test this by teaching at an inner-city school, with younger teachers and a wider socio-economic student group. A warm-hearted comedy drama with a fantastic performance by Denis Podalydés as the fish-out-of-water teacher who is committed to his vocation. TRAILER

Take One Action Film Festival: Primary Shorts


Thu 16 November, 10am •  90min, FREE, English and foreign language with English subtitles, cert PG, suitable for ages 9+ ( P5 upwards), Global Citizenship

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

Join Take One Action for a special programme of the best new short films from around the world, which spotlight issues of power, conflict, gender equality, access to education, food and the environment. With a strong focus on the rights of the child, each film is accompanied by fun, accessible creative learning activities for pupils to explore and discuss some of the key issues that affect them and the planet.

Did you know you can hire a screen?

Perhaps you’d like to bring a class topic to life through film or maybe you are just looking for an end of term treat. With notice (normally 8-10 weeks) we can arrange a special screening of a film of your choice. We are usually able to get hold of most films - just ask us! Costs vary according to the time of day and start at £200 for a screening that ends before 11.00am.

Projection Tours

Are your pupils studying cinema or making their own films? Would they like to meet the Belmont projectionist and learn what goes on behind the scenes at a cinema? We can arrange a tour of the projection room and to compliment your visit we also screen a selection of international short animations. The whole visit, including tour and films lasts approximately 1 hour and costs £100 Suitable for school and community groups of up to 33. Advance booking is essential.


Throughout the year Belmont Filmhouse offers a diverse range of films for both primary and secondary pupils, supporting a variety of teaching areas including Literacy, Modern Languages, Expressive Arts, Social Studies and Global Citizenship.

Tickets for schools screenings cost £3 for pupils/ free for teachers, unless otherwise stated
For school bookings please call 01224 343 500, or email

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