Into Film Festival - November

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From 13-22 November, the Into Film Festival returns to Belmont Filmhouse, inspiring young people to watch, understand and discuss film in new and creative ways. The Into Film Festival makes a trip to the cinema easy to organise, with a curriculum-focused programme, complementary resources and free tickets for all educators and young people. T

Tickets go on sale on Thursday 6 September, and are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. To find out more about the screenings and to book your place visit Into Film.

Festive Fun for Schools!

The Muppet Christmas Carol

Muppet Christmas Carol

1h25m, £3/free for teachers, PG, suitable for P4+
Wednesday 12 December at 10.00am + Friday 14 December at 10.00am

Join the Muppets as they tell their hilarious version of an old, bitter miser's redemption on Christmas Eve, with Kermit the Frog as Bob Cratchit, the put-upon clerk of miserly Ebenezer Scrooge (Michael Caine). The other Muppets - Miss Piggy, Gonzo, Fozzie Bear and Sam the Eagle – take up supporting roles as Scrooge receives visits from the spirits of Christmas past, Christmas present and Christmas future. The Spirits do everything in their power to show him the error of his ways and to help him find redemption and lasting happiness.

Elf

Elf

1h33m, £3/free for teachers, PG, suitable for P4+
Friday 7 December 10.00am + Thursday 20 December at 10.00am

Will Ferrell is at his wide-eyed best in this disarmingly funny and good-natured festive family frolic. Buddy (Ferrell) is an adult human who has been raised by elves at the North Pole after stowing away in Santa's sack as an infant during his Christmas visit to an orphanage. Having finally realised that he is not like the other elves, he sets off to New York City to find his birth father - and finds things to be rather different there...

Incredibles 2

Incredibles 2

1h51min, £3/free for teachers, PG, suitable for P4+
Thursday 13 December at 10.00am + Tuesday 18 December at 10.00am

The Parrs are back, and this time around Helen (aka Elastigirl) is in the spotlight, leaving Bob (Mr. Incredible) at home with Violet and Dash, navigating the day-to-day heroics of "normal" life. It's a tough transition for everyone, made tougher by the fact that the family is still unaware of baby Jack-Jack's emerging superpowers. When a new villain hatches a brilliant and dangerous plot, the family and Frozone must find a way to work together again – which is easier said than done...

2019 Education Events at Belmont Filmhouse

We are currently putting together our schools programme for 2019. There will be screenings and events to celebrate Scots language & culture, Chinese New Year and to mark LGBT History Month. Full details will be available here.

Holocaust Memorial Day Screenings

For Holocaust Memorial Day we will be screening two powerful films for primary and secondary schools.

1945

1945

Wednesday 16 January, 10am • 1hr 31 mins  •  £3/free for teachers • Hungarian with English subtitles •  12a   suitable for S5-S6 • Social Studies: History, RMPS, English : Literacy, Media Studies • Advisory: infrequent strong language, moderate sex, suicide (suggested by dangling feet)

In the aftermath of the Holocaust, and just before the start of Communist rule, 1945 tells the story of one day in the lives of a group of Hungarian villagers.  As the locals prepare for a wedding, two mysterious strangers arrive at the railway station. Their arrival sends shockwaves through the village, as the townspeople fear the two men are Jews, who have returned to claim back what is rightfully theirs. 

Shot in exquisite black and white, the film exploits the style of the Western to paint a subtle cinematic portrayal of life post WWII, and raises interesting questions about guilt, grief, reckoning and redemption.

Inside Hana's Suitcase

Inside Hana's Suitcase

Tuesday 15 January, 10am • 1hr 28 mins  •  £3/free for teachers • English, Czech and Japanese with some English subtitles •  suitable for P6-S3 • Social Studies: History, RMPS

Based on the internationally acclaimed book, this film blends documentary and drama to tell the poignant story of two children, Hana and George Brady, who were singled out as Jews and sent away from home by the Nazis.  Seventy years later a class of Japanese children receive a package from the Holocaust museum in Germany.  It contains what appears to be Hana’s suitcase, and the children and their teacher begin to unravel Hana’s story.  A moving film which deals with a difficult subject with sensitivity, and explores the wider theme of tolerance.

Watch the trailer HERE

STEM Subjects

Science Fair

Science Fair

Tuesday 29 January, 10am • 1h30min  •  £3/free for teachers • English, Portuguese, German with some English subtitles •  PG • suitable for P6-S6 • Science, Technologies, Maths, STEM 

This entertaining and affectionate documentary follows an inspiring group of high school students from around the world as they compete for the top prize at the 2017 edition of the prestigious Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (IISEF), known as “the Olympics of Science Fairs”.  Come along for and be inspired by their creativity, ingenuity and tenaciousness and find out how your students could compete at the next IISEF through participating in the British rounds of the Big Bang Science Fair.

Watch the trailer HERE

For more information or to book places for our screenings please contact me via email – nicola.whyte@belmontfilmhouse.com or call 01224 343513

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