Welcome back! 

We are delighted to be re-opening our doors to schools with an engaging programme of films for all ages and stages. We are welcoming our regular partners such as the Edinburgh Spanish Film Festival, French Film Festival UK and Into Film as well as showcasing films picked by our education team to mark Black History Month, COP 26 and to celebrate Christmas!  

In line with current COVID19 regulations, bookings are for single use of the cinema. Unless stated otherwise, tickets cost £3 per pupil with a minimum charge of £150 for groups of less than 50 pupils. Accompanying adult tickets are FREE. Where available, resources will be sent to teachers to continue the learning in the classroom.  

To discuss your booking please contact  We are happy to answer your questions and help you plan for a successful trip. Our COVID risk assessment is available upon request. 

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Our friends at Edinburgh International Film Festival are producing an online Media Day! Perfect for high schools, sessions will include short film screenings, a career panel and a key note presentation about filming in Edinburgh. Sessions are FREE and will be available to be screened directly into your classroom from Wednesday 22 September.  For more details please email 



BELLE + short 

Tues 26 October • 10.30am • 1h45mins • 12 • Advisory: brief sexual assault, discrimination theme • Suitable S1-S6 • Modern Studies • History • Health & Wellbeing •, Global Citizenship • Social Justice 

Come along to Filmhouse to mark Black History Month with Belle, a historical drama inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle, the illegitimate mixed-race daughter of Admiral Sir John Lindsay. The film explores through Belle’s journey the end of slavery in England. The film will be proceeded by a screening of 1745, a powerful Scottish short about two enslaved sisters who try to escape from their Highland master. 



FAHIM (Fahim, The Little Chess Prince) 

Wed 3 November 10.30am • 1h48mins • N/C • Advisory: asylum theme • Suitable S1-S6 • French with English subtitles  • MFL: French • Global Citizenship • FREE

Based on the true story of Fahim Mohammad, this film shows how one boy’s incredible talent will change the fate of his family. Forced to flee their native Bangladesh, Fahim and his father arrive in Paris where he is introduced to one of France’s chess masters. Coach Sylvain, played by Gerard Depardieu, will see Fahim rise to become a champion player. A touching film, which will be a crowd pleaser amongst high school students!  



Thu 4 November •10.30am 1h32 • N/C • Suitable S5-S6 • French with English subtitles, English • MFL: French • PE • Social Justice  • FREE

The Olympique Lyonnais’s female football team is one of the best in the world. This documentary takes a close-up on the daily lives of the football players. From training sessions, to the fight towards equality in women’s sport the film takes you inside one of France’s most iconic football teams!  

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COP 26



Wed 24 Nov • 10.30am • 1h19mins • Suitable S1-S6 • English/German with English subtitles • Modern Studies • Global Citizenship • Learning for Sustainability • FREE

This is the perfect film to engage your pupils with the many issues raised by COP 26. NOW is a documentary which puts young activists at the centre of the fight against climate change. The film features 6 young climate activists from around the globe and explores questions of what it means to be an activist, how to push for social change and how we can build a sustainable future.  


Joyeux Noel

Thu 16 December • 1h46mins • 12 • Contains moderate battle violence, sex, and one use of strong language • Suitable S1-S6 • French/English/German with English subtitles • MFL: French • History 

Come along to Belmont Filmhouse to watch this epic warm drama based on the Christmas truce of 1914. Christian Carion’s beautifully directed film tells the story of an event during World War I, when a Scottish, a German and a French regiment called a temporary halt to the slaughter on Christmas Eve, 1914. Expertly weaving together the separate national strands of the story, the film’s powerful message carries significant contemporary resonance.

For more information or to book places at any of these screenings and events, please contact

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· Film Title/ Event name 
· Date of 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! 



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.

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