French Film Festival

Booking opens on 26 August for these FREE schools screenings - thanks to support from Total.

A Colony (Une Colonie)

Une Colonie

Wednesday 6 November at 10:30am • 1h42 • FREE SCREENING • 12A • French with English Subtitles • Suitable S1-S4 • Advisory: Moderate sex references, infrequent strong language • Modern Languages: French • Literacy Social Studies • Health and Wellbeing

Winner of the Crystal Bear for Best Film at the Berlin Film Festival, Une Colonie is a sensitive coming-of-age drama set in the French Canadian countryside. It centres on 12 year old Mylia, who is starting high school, and her fledgling friendships with Jacynthe, one of the popular girls and Jimmy, a boy from the nearby Abenaki reserve. Without passing judgement, and with a fine sense for the subtleties of social relations, the film follows these young teenagers in their search for a place where they can just be themselves.

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

 

The Bélier Family (La Famille Bélier)

La Famille Belier

Thursday 7 November at 10:30am • 1h44 • FREE SCREENING • 12 • French with English Subtitles • Suitable S3-S6 • Advisory: Moderate sex references, infrequent strong language • Modern Languages: French • Literacy Social Studies • Health and Wellbeing

La Famille Bélier is a sweet comedy drama about Paula (Louane Emera), a teenage girl who lives with her deaf parents. Paula has a gift for singing and her music teacher encourages her to pursue her talent and audition for a prestigious music college in Paris. What follows is a heart-warming story about the power of music to bring people together. A huge hit in France, the film explores many important themes including representation, rural France and the role of popular music in French culture.

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


CPD Workshop 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

Kids at a screening

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 Filmhouse 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 on 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.