Edinburgh and Lothians Schools Film Competition - Teachers' Information Meeting


Tuesday 23 January 2018, 4.30-6pm OR Friday 2 February, 2.00-3.30pm, Filmhouse Guild Rooms, Free to attend

The Edinburgh & Lothians Schools Film Competition is an exciting opportunity to showcase your pupils’ talents and to inspire a new generation of filmmakers. All successful films are screened at the Edinburgh International Film Festival in June 2018 and there are seven special awards up for grabs! We invite teachers to attend this free teachers’ event to learn more about the competition, including a short filmmaking workshop showing how simply you can make a film with your pupils – no equipment or prior filmmaking experience is required.

For more information and to book places please email Heather Law at heather@screen-ed.org


Inside Hana's Suitcase


A special screening for Holocaust Memorial Day

Thursday 25 January, 10am •  1h28min, £3/free for teachers, English, Czech and Japanese with English subtitles, Certificate PG, Suitable for P6-S3, Religious and Moral Education, History

Hana Brady was just a little girl when she and her brother George were singled out at Jews, and sent away from home by the Nazis. Seventy years later a class of Japanese children received a package from the Holocaust museum in Germany. It contained what appears to be Hana’s suitcase and from this starting point the children and their teacher begin to unravel her story. A moving film which deals with the difficult subject of the holocaust, and a wider theme of tolerance.

A website and online learning resource to support the film is available here.


The Gruffalo + The Gruffalo’s Child with Into Film


Tuesday 30 January, 10am •  FREE, 2hr event, Certificate U, suitable for ages 7+, English, Literacy

We are delighted to offer a unique and educational screening event which explores Scots language through film. Our audience will enjoy a screening of The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo’s Child, followed by a reading in Scots and finished with an activity to write film reviews in Scots. This event is recommended for ages 7+

Tickets must be booked via the Into Film eventbrite listing here.




Wednesday 31 January OR Wednesday 7 February, 10am •  1h45min, £3/free for teachers, Certificate PG, suitable for P6 upwards, English, Literacy

Based on R.J. Palacio's book, Wonder is the heart-warming story of August 'Auggie' Pullman, a young boy born with facial differences that have stopped him from being able to go to mainstream school - until now. Enrolled in fifth grade at Beecher Prep, he embarks on a journey of new friendships, battling prejudice and inspiring change.

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 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 0131 228 2688.

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

Come and learn how cinema works, with a tour of our projection box and a  screening of short animations from the London International Animation  Festival. Tours cost £75 for a class of up to 33 pupils, and are  suitable for P4-S2.

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  two flights of stairs, with no lift.