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Schools and Teachers

Autumn School Screenings

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, 10.45am •  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.


Arthur Christmas


Fri 15 December, 10am • 1h37min, £3/free for teachers, Certificate U, Suitable for all ages

Everyone knows that, each Christmas, Santa Claus delivers presents to every last child on Earth. What everyone doesn't know is that Santa accomplishes the feat with a very high-tech operation beneath the North Pole. But when the unthinkable happens, and Santa misses one child out of hundreds of millions, someone has to save the day. It's up to Arthur, Santa's youngest son, to deliver the present before Christmas morning dawns.

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 cotact Nicola Whyte, Learning and Community Engagement Coordinator, by calling 01224 343 500 or emailing Nicola.Whyte@belmontfilmhouse.com

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