2017 Festival


EIFF Media Days

For Secondary pupils our Media Days (Monday 26 & Thursday 29 June) events include new feature and short films as well as discussions with visiting filmmakers.  For full information and details on how to book, click here.

Media Day

Live action feature Primary Screening + Q&A

Fri 23 June, 10am, Cineworld Fountain Park / £3 per pupil, teachers free
UK / 97 min / Advised PG certificate - suitable for P6 upwards

Adapted from a best-selling and critically acclaimed children's novel, this is a modern day set tale of friendship and tolerance in the wake of 9/11. We are delighted to announce that the author of the bookwill also be attending the screening for a Q&A on the story and the film adaptation.


Live action feature Secondary Screening

Tues 27 June, 10am, Cineworld Fountain Park / £3 per pupil, teachers free
USA / 91 min/ Advised 12 certificate - suitable for S1 upwards

"This film is lovely and hilarious. Perfect for teenagers. It also has fantastic costumes!" - EIFF Young Programmer

John Hughes meets Priscilla, Queen of the Desert in this hugely entertaining and uplifting comedy-drama about a gay teenager's path to acceptance. The film deals with themes of family, friendship, bullying and sexual identity...all set to a brilliant soundtrack!

We hope to welcome guests from the film for a post-screening Q&A.

Cars 3

We are delighted to announce two Primary School Screenings of 'Cars 3' as part of the Edinburgh International Film Festival 2017. These screenings will include a special Q&A with Scott Morse, the Head of Story on the film.

Scene from Cars 3
Scene from Cars 3

Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast racers, the legendary Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) is suddenly pushed out of the sport he loves. To get back in the game, he will need the help of an eager young race technician, Cruz Ramirez, with her own plan to win, plus inspiration from the late Fabulous Hudson Hornet and a few unexpected turns. Proving that #95 isn’t through yet will test the heart of a champion on Piston Cup Racing’s biggest stage!

This year we have two schools screenings for different ages:

Monday 26 June, 11:00 / Cineworld Fountain Park. For Nursery – P3

Monday 26 June, 10:00 / Cineworld Fountain Park. For P4 – P7

Tickets for this screenings are £3 for pupils, and teachers go free.

We anticipate there will be great demand for these screenings, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

To book tickets for any screening or event please contact Flip Kulakiewicz, Education & Learning Coordinator, on 0131 228 6382 or email education@cmi-scotland.co.uk