2017 Festival

Thank you to all schools who attended our screenings and events - we hope you had as much fun as we did and look forward to welcoming you again next year!

EIFF Media Days

Media Day

Our Media Days on Monday 26 & Thursday 29 June for Secondary pupils included new feature and short films as well as discussions with visiting filmmakers.  For details of the full programme, please click here.


Primary Screening: We Can Be Heroes + Q&A

We Can Be Heroes Still

On Friday 23 June we were delighted to host a packed schools screening of the new British film 'We Can Be Heroes', a moving tale of friendship and tolerance, adapted from the critically-acclaimed children's novel by Catherine Bruton. Catherine Bruton and director Claire Downes attended a post-screening Q&A, as well as two of the film's young stars, Toby Haste and Sam Cox. They answered a range of questions from pupils about the process of making the film and how it was adapted from the book. Each school who attended also received a free copy of the book to take away with them.


Secondary Screening: Freak Show + Q&A

Freak Show

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

Our Secondary schools screening this year was Trudie Styler’s directorial debut 'Freak Show', a coming-of-age comedy-drama which tackles bullying and prejudice in flamboyant style. We were delighted that Trudie Styler could join us afterwards for an informative and wide-ranging Q&A which covered a range of topics about the inspiration behind and making of the film.


Primary Screening: Cars 3 + Q&A

This year we had two Primary screenings of the new Disney-Pixar film 'Cars 3'. Both screenings included a special Q&A with Scott Morse, the Head of Story on the film.

Scene from Cars 3

The two sold-out schools screenings were for different ages: Nursery – P3 and P4 – P7. At the event for younger children, pupils were able to ask questions and also participated in a short quiz with prizes for the correct answers. At the Q&A for older children, Scott Morse gave a drawing demonstration and answered many questions from his rapt and enthusiastic audience!


If you have questions about any of the events or plans for next year's Festival please contact Flip Kulakiewicz, Education & Learning Coordinator, on 0131 228 6382 or email education@cmi-scotland.co.uk