Due to Covid-19 our regular school screenings have been cancelled for this term.  However, some of our most popular events will be available for you to access in your very own classroom. 

The Education Team has also put together a list of suggested films and resources linked to the curriculum, which you can access online. Have a read here



We have collaborated with the Festival team to pick six fantastic films to watch in your classroom.  There is something for all ages and stages and films will be available on DVD or Blu ray from 26 October until 18 December.  Access to each film is FREE of charge and comes with online learning resources, linked to the Curriculum for Excellence. Please find full details here

To book, simply click on the link below and complete the Schools Programme Booking Form, providing your contact details and choices of titles.  Note also that the Festival has available only a limited number of screenings so please reply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. The deadline is the end of September.

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The Bears’ Famous Invasion of Sicily (La fameuse invasion des ours en SicileInvasion des Ours en Sicile

1h22min•  Suitable P4+ • French with English subtitles • Modern Languages : French • literacy & English 

This colourful animated fairy tale is the first film from renowned Italian artist and illustrator Lorenzo Mattotti.  To find his long-lost son and food to survive the winter, the great bear king leads his clan down from the mountains and into the world of men. After escaping terrible monsters and defeating an evil duke, the bears and men live together in peace – for a time. 

Watch the trailer here


My Family and the Wolf  (Ma famille et le loup)Ma Famille et le Loup

1h25min•  Suitable P5+ • French with English subtitles • Modern Languages : French • Literacy & English 

Nine-year-old Hugo will never forget this summer spent with his cousins at Grandma Sara's house in the country. When the children learn that the wolf is coming to take Grandma away, they decide to do something about it.  The film blends live sequences with animation in a funny and enchanting fantasy.  

Watch the trailer here



Each year we are proud to partner with Into Film to deliver our annual programme of professional development in film education.  For the autumn term, these terrific sessions will be available online as a series of webinars. Topics include Raising Literacy Attainment, Careers in Film, Mindfulness and Getting into Film – using it as a tool for learning. 

For more information and to sign up for your FREE account and sessions please use the following link here.



LFF 2020

The Festival welcomes primary and secondary schools to take part in this year’s online programme. 

Primary and secondary schools can access free schools’ events and specially selected shorts with free curriculum-linked learning resources.

LFF Highlights for Schools offers students 15-19 the chance to explore other areas of the main festival programme which can support Media and Film Studies, Communications, English, History, MFL, Art & Design, Music, Leisure Studies and Business.

School’s events, short films and learning resources are all free to access. Find out more about the Festival’s Schools Programme and how to sign up here



Discovery Film Festival's schools programme is back. Held at Dundee Contemporary Arts the festival is going ONLINE for this year's edition. For teachers across Scotland (and beyond) who are checking in to the festival online for the first time, welcome to Discovery! Each year the team scours the planet for the best new films made for young audiences, and present exciting collections of shorts and brand-new features with accompanying curriculum-linked resource packs. With current restrictions in place, they are reshaping the offer - but one benefit is that this year access to the programme will now be possible for schools across Scotland and the rest of the UK.

Have a look at their exciting programme here!

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