The 2018 edition of EIFF returns with a fantastic range of screenings for schools. Join us for an unforgettable celebration of all things film related!

For more information or to book places at any of our events, please contact Flip Kulakiewicz, Education & Learning Coordinator, on 0131 228 6382 or email

Primary Screening: Incredibles 2 + Q&A

The Incredibles family

Monday 25 June, 10.00am, Filmhouse • USA, 1h41min, Advised U certificate (suitable for P3-P7) • £3 per pupil/free for teachers

Everyone's favourite superhero family returns in a new exciting adventure! Bob Parr (Mr. Incredible) is left as home to care for Jack-Jack while Helen (Elastigirl) is out saving the world. Meanwhile a new villain hatches a brilliant and dangerous plot that only the Incredibles can overcome together. TRAILER

We are thrilled to welcome a special guest from Pixar, Fran Kalal, Character Tailoring Lead on the film, for a Q&A after the screening


Primary Screening: Supa Modo + Q&A

Children wearing superhero masks

Tuesday 26 June, 10.00am, Odeon • Germany/Kenya (English and Swahili with English subtitles) / 1h15min / Advised PG certificate - suitable for ages 8+ •  £3 per pupil/free for teachers, Global Citizenship, Health & Wellbeing, Expressive Arts

Nine-year-old Jo lives with her mother and sister in rural Kenya and dreams of becoming a superhero. When she is suddenly diagnosed with a terminal illness, she returns to her village from hospital, where her family and friends rally together to make her believe she has superpowers. Supa Modo is a family film deals with the topic of childhood illness in a gentle and uplifting way, infusing the story with magical realism and humour. Opportunities to see and engage with family films set in Africa generally are rare, and we are delighted to have the chance to offer this diverse story to Edinburgh schools audiences.


We are delighted to welcome director Likarion Wainana for a Q&A after the screening.


Secondary Screening: Science Fair

Teenage girl at Science Fair

Thursday 28 June, 10.00am, Odeon • USA/ 1h30min / Advised 12A certificate - suitable for P7 upwards •  £3 per pupil/free for teachers, STEM

Winner of the Sundance Film Festival's inaugural audience award, this entertaining and inspiring celebration of science follows eight teenage enthusiasts who are participating in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Los Angeles. Each teenager is determined to present their research findings and inventions to a lineup of judges and win a $75,000 scholarship prize. But who will win…? At a time when science can be portrayed as decidedly uncool, this film celebrates young people and their amazing ideas and achievements with warmth, humour and intelligence. TRAILER


EIFF Media Days

Media Day presentation by the BBFC

These hugely popular events offer an exciting learning experience to students and teachers, allowing an exclusive insight into the Film Industry.

Media Day 1: Tue 26 June, 9:30-15:30, Filmhouse / £6 per pupil, teachers free                                                                                                                             

Media Day 2: Thurs 28 June, 9:30-15:30, Filmhouse / £6 per pupil, teachers free

Each of our Media Days include the screening of a film premiere as well as the unique opportunity to hear from visiting professionals from the creative industries. These events are suitable for S5 & S6 students and will be of particular interest to those taking Higher Media Studies or English.

For full details of the Media Days programme please click here.