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Screening Shorts is the go-to place for teachers in Scotland looking to use film and moving image in their classroom lessons.

We have collected together a range of short films that you can screen, download and use in lessons with your pupils. Alongside each film, we have provided some detailed suggestions of teaching activities you can do before, during and after watching. All our teaching resources have been designed by teachers and leading practitioners in moving image education.

Teachers who are new to using film as a classroom text, or who want to go to a more advanced level, can use our video tutorials and teaching activities to deepen their own understanding of moving image language and grammar, and develop their own lessons tailored to their own student group.

As well as watching, teachers who have a Glow or Shibboleth login may download films and use them in screenings and creative projects with their pupils. Any new films or film essays created in the classroom can be uploaded to Glow.

Our Site Access Policy, Privacy Policy and Terms of Use apply to all users.

All film material has been selected and described for its relevance to the Scottish Curriculum for Excellence. Where possible, we have tried to link films and classroom activities to subject areas, capacities, experiences and outcomes in the Curriculum for Excellence.

Screening Shorts is a partnership project between Creative Scotland and Education Scotland.