Take One Action Shorts for Primary

take one action

Friday 15 November at 10.45am • 1h30min • Free Tickets • Cert PG • suitable for ages P5-P7 • Global Citizenship, Social Studies, Literacy & English, Health & Wellbeing (PSE)

Join Take One Action for a brand new programme of the most engaging short films from around the world, which spotlight issues of social justice. The mix of animation, fiction and documentary will really get them thinking about the world around them and there will be plenty opportunities to discuss the issues raised – including - gender equality, power, conflict, the environment and the rights of the child..

French Film Festival 

Booking opens on 26 August for this FREE schools screening - thanks to support from Total. 

Yellow Bird (Gus, Petit Oiseau Grand Voyage)


Tuesday 5 November at 10:30am • 1h30m • FREE SCREENING • PG • French with English Subtitles • Suitable P5-P7 • Advisory: Contains mild threat Modern Languages: French • Literacy • Social Studies

Yellowbird is a teeny tiny orphaned bird that has never left the nest, has no family, yet desperately wants one. Then, miraculously, he finds himself leading a flock of migratory birds to Africa. His inexperience leads to several mis-steps and detours, as they journey across Europe and the North Sea, before heading South. This beautiful, engaging animation delivers a social message about the need to protect the environment through a delightful adventure. Join us and this hugely entertaining flock of birds on a tour around the world.

This screening is supported by resources to continue the learning back in the classroom. 
For more information or to book places for our screenings please contact me via email – education@belmontfilmhouse.com or call 01224 343513

Christmas at Belmont

Arthur Christmas 

arthur christmas

Wednesday 4 December at 10.30am  1h41min   U   P1-P7   Advisory: Contains very mild bad language and mild comic threat – Literacy, English, Expressive Arts - £3/free for teachers

How can Santa deliver millions of presents around the world in just one night? With an army of elves and an ultra-high-tech facility in the North Pole. However this well-oiled machine is threatened when one child is missed in the operation. Santa’s son, Arthur, comes to the rescue with an unconventional team, an old sleigh and some untrained reindeer. Will he deliver the last present on time? Come along to find out!

Watch the trailer here

Home Alone

home alone
Thursday 5 December at 10.30am  1h43   PG  P5-P7   Advisory: Contains moderate slapstick violence and infrequent moderate language   Literacy, English, Expressive Arts  £3/free for teachers

8-year-old Keven McAllister feels like he is the black sheep of his huge family – nobody listens to him and no one understands him. To make matters worse, they accidentally leave him behind when they go on holiday to France for the winter holidays. Once he realizes he is home alone, Kevin soon learns to fend for himself, and when two bumbling burglars home target the family he draws up an elaborate defence plan… A classic slapstick Christmas comedy!

Watch the trailer here

Muppet Christmas Carol 

muppet christmas carol

Tuesday 10 December at 10.30am   1h25  U  P1-P7  Advisory: Contains mild scary scenes  Literacy, English, Expressive Arts  £3/free for teachers

The fuzzy felt creatures we know and love are back for their annual Christmas outing! A fun but meaningful adaptation, Scrooge is so miserly he won’t even allow his fuzzy employees an extra piece of coal for the fire at Christmas. His deceased business partners, who appear to him one night and tell him that he must face up to his misdeeds, do not tolerate such meanness. And so he is visited by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future.

Watch the trailer here

CPD Workshops / CLPL for Teachers

Get Into Filmmaking

IntoFilm CPD

Wed 25 September from 4.30pm – 6.30pm • 2h • £15 • Belmont FIlmhouse • Ticketed via IntoFilm Eventbrite

This relaxed session is designed to build your confidence using filmmaking as a tool for learning. Beginning with the analysis of film texts, the session's activities include filmmaking and stop-motion animation. More information can be found on the Into Film Eventbrite page HERE



Stop Motion Animation Level 1 with Into Film

IntoFilm Animation Workshop

Wednesday 29 January 2020 from 4.30pm-6.30pm • 2h • £15 • Suitable for all teachers, especially Literacy & English, Arts and Technologies • Belmont Filmhouse Meeting Room

Learn to watch, analyse and create animations. Explore narrative, planning and design through claymation, silhouette and pixelation animation. Learn how stop-frame animations can be made in the classroom using a range of technology such as iPads and smart phones, and edited using a variety of programmes. The session will also examine the ways in which animation can be used as a framework for a range of curricular needs, encouraging active learning and help raise attainment for a range of assessment objectives.

If you require an invoice for this session, please email Edinburgh@intofilm.org


When making a booking please include:
·        Film Title/ Event name
·        Date of screening/ 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!

Group Discounts

Primary screening at Filmhouse


We recognise that many teachers are finding it increasingly difficult to bring groups to see films during class time, so to address this we offer 25% off tickets to public screenings at Belmont when bringing a group of ten or more pupils.

This discount applies to concession price tickets for pupils and full  price tickets for accompanying adults – details of our ticket prices for public screenings can be found here. Tickets should be booked through our box office on 01224 343 500

We hope that this discount will allow school groups to attend a range of  films at more suitable times. Please note that at public screenings we  expect all members of the audience to respect those around them, which  includes switching off mobile phones.


Projection Tours

Kids looking at film during a projection tour


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.

Please note that, although we strive to make Filmhouse as accessible as  possible, this tour is of a non-public area of the building which is up a small flight of stairs.  For accessibility needs, please contact nicola.whyte@belmontfilmhouse.com


Kino School Screenings

Did you know you can hire our Kino Screen for school group screenings at a special schools price of £200 +VAT?

Suited to groups of approximately 40, with sofas and beanbags for ultimate comfort and toilets located within the space, this relaxed viewing space is perfect if you would like to show a film related to a topic you are studying – let us know and we can arrange a suitable screening and related learning resources for you to use back in the classroom. Or perhaps you would like to treat your class to a fun screening – Kino is ideal!

Film choice, dates and times are fully up to you! (some restrictions may apply) We received great feedback from the teachers who hired Kino Screen for end of term treats last year, and we’d love to welcome you and your class, so please get in touch if you would like to view the space or discuss options.