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



Back for its seventh edition, we are proud to present the ESFF Schools Programme for 2020.  Due to the COVID-19 crisis, they will be delivering the Festival online, including these two titles for schools. Each film costs £25 and can be accessed through a link that will be sent to teachers, allowing you to watch online with your class between 6 and 8 October. 

For more information and to place your order please email the Festival directly via info.esff@ed.ac.uk .  See the whole programme here.

The Footballest (Los Futbolísimos)   Los Futbolisimos

1h43min • Suitable P6- S2 • available online 6 and 7 October • Spanish with English subtitles • Modern Languages : Spanish •  Physical Education • health and wellbeing 

This good natured comedy drama follows a school football team of 11-year-olds in Spain. They are near the bottom of the league and facing being replaced by a choir if they do not win a game. Unfortunately, referees in their games keep mysteriously falling fast asleep mid-match, meaning opponents can and do cheat wildly… Can they work together to unravel the mystery and save their squad? 

Watch the trailer here

Find the learning resource here (produced by Dundee Contemporary Arts)



We are sure you already thinking about how to make Christmas extra special for your students this year. Why not bring them to Belmont Filmhouse for a very special treat! 

We are planning to offer festive Christmas screenings at Belmont Filmhouse through December, for one class bubble to visit us at a time, with sole use of the cinema.   We guarantee lots of festive spirit, with sing- alongs, our famous interactive quiz, as well as great prizes for the best Christmas outfits!  Film titles will range from Arthur Christmas and The Grinch to Elf, Home Alone and the French language drama, Joyeux Noel. 

If you are interested in discussing this or booking with us, please get in touch by contacting Chloe  via education@belmontfilmhouse.com


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.