School Visits

Important Information

Age Recommendations 
We screen brand new international films, which means that most of them haven’t yet been given official BBFC classification. We take great care in considering what age groups might best enjoy each film and whether the content is suitable. Our free to download resource packs each contain information about any issues or content for you to consider before booking so that you can make an informed decision for your particular class. Please make sure you read this information before booking. If you have any remaining doubts or concerns, then please contact for an individual discussion of the film’s content.

Learning Resources
Curriculum for Excellence-relevant learning resources are available to support many of the films in the programme. These are free and available to download from We would be delighted to see any pupils’ work resulting from your visit. Email us at

We note on event pages where a film is in a foreign language and is subtitled in English. We encourage those able to read to enjoy the subtitles and find this to be possible for the majority of children aged 8+. For some films aimed at very young children, we will read the subtitles aloud in the cinema as standard – this will be noted on the relevant film page. We can also offer subtitle reading at DCA for other films via infrared headphones. This must be requested when booking and we will aim to accommodate wherever possible. For individual students who are likely to have difficulties, we would encourage schools to take advantage of free tickets for adult support, and plan seating arrangements accordingly.

Tickets are £6 for pupils using transport arranged through the festival.
Tickets are £4 for pupils travelling independently.

Tickets are free for supporting adults.

Please note that once bookings have been made, they can only be adjusted before Wed 26 September. Once we have passed that date, changes or cancellations can no longer be made and Dundee City Council will issue invoices accordingly. If this is a cause for concern, please discuss it with us BEFORE you make your booking.

Travel to and from the festival will once again be provided by our transport partner Fishers Tours. Please note that as transport costs continue to rise, there may be restrictions for some smaller class sizes or longer travel times. We will discuss these with you on an individual basis at the time of your booking.

We are open for school bookings from Thu 23 August until Fri 2 November (with priority booking at our Teachers Preview). Please book early as many films sell out. To be certain of our assistance with your travel arrangements please book before Wed 26 September.

Book from Thu 23 August on 01382 432 444

What you need to book

• The film you wish to see and your preferred screening: date and time 
• The number of pupils and the number of teachers/adults attending 
• Your school name, address and contact number 
• Email address. You will need an email address to book and receive your confirmation and bus booking reference number. Please check the email address you are providing is correct. We would prefer to use an email address for the staff member who is organising the trip, rather than (or in addition to) a generic school email address 
• Details of any special requirements (e.g. access issues, subtitle reading) 
• Whether you will need a bus