Secondary education

How do you start a conversation with your students about a current or important topic? How do you broaden their perception? How do you teach them to look at a certain theme from multiple perspectives? Film is a perfect and accessible way to do this.

Watching film helps students form their opinion. They learn to look critically, analyze and reflect. Natlab is the place to do this.


During an educational film screening you can watch the latest films in our film theatRE for only € 5.00 per student. You book a private film screening for your class or grade and watch the best arthouse films of the moment or classics. We like to think along about a tailor-made film screening that is relevant in terms of content. Think of films that fits a specific theme or specific field of expertise.


A film screening with extras? Combine watching a film with an introduction and/or discussion to explore the film further in an interactive way. We like to think along about suitable teaching materials to prepare for or to discuss the film screening in the classroom. In addition, we offer the following in-depth programmes: 


Watch a movie and talk to the director. The conversation offers students the opportunity to get answers to the questions that the film has raised. In addition, they gain more insight in the film industry, directing and everything else that is involved in making a film. 


In collaboration with the Eye film museum, we offer a film program consisting of short films, ranging from live action to animations. They all depict the theme of love, but from different perspectives, in different forms and with different purposes. There is something there for everyone. A road movie takes an unexpected turn, we are confronted with prejudices and Little Red Riding Hood becomes a horror fairy tale. The film program is explored in depth thanks to short interactive dialogues after each film, led by an educational employee of Natlab. We discuss both the substantive and visual characteristics of film. This way we create an ideal basis for a dialogue with the students.

These programmes are based on Dutch films. For the possibilities with English films or films with English subtitles contact


Did you know that the 'red heart' is the most used emoji on Instagram? And did you know that Strijp-S is one of the most photographed places in Eindhoven? The love for this historically important area has been given a new, creative look in recent years. Natlab (the former Physics Laboratory of Philips) and MU (located in Anton & Gerard) offer an education program in which film and art come together.

Watch a surprising film programme at Natlab that connects to one or more activities at MU. MU is a groundbreaking art institute, where creative makers explore together what art can be. Discover the latest exhibitions with an interactive tour or participate in a workshop based on the theme of the film or exhibition.

This programme can be extended to a half-day program with an extra activity at De Ontdekfabriek or STRP. In this full program of We ❤️ Strijp-S, students discover different forms of art, media and technology at Strijp-S in one day!


We bring educational programs from film festivals in Amsterdam closer to home, to Natlab.


A selection of the most beautiful films of the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, specially compiled for education. Students see documentaries that show the perception of often young protagonists in a personal and creative way. Appropriate teaching material is available for each documentary, which provides further insight based on information about the social context, filmmaker and creation of the documentary. Watching documentaries broadens students' view of the world, teaches them to think critically about what they see, and helps them form their opinion. The IDFA films and their discussion complement the subjects Dutch, Art & Culture and People & Society.

Would you like to visit an IDFA performance at Natlab with your school? You can read everything you need to know on the IDFA website.


Looking for a film about society and a good conversation? Movies that Matter sees film as a fantastic way to make difficult social themes tangible and discussable. Each film has a special programme and free teaching materials are available, in which we invite students to actively discuss and form an opinion on the themes in the film.

Have you never been to a Movies that Matter screening with your VMBO or practical training school? Then your school can visit a film with in-depth programme for free! This is possible thanks to a contribution from the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds and Fonds 21. For more information and conditions, see the Movies that Matter website.

The Movies that Matter festival programme for the 2020-2023 school year consists of the following films:


Imagine is the film festival for science fiction, horror and fantasy. Imagine is all about the imagination, which takes you to new or other worlds and makes you look differently at our own world. Imagine uses the power of this for thought experiments about the future of people and society, often in the light of technological innovation and its consequences. With the education program we want to offer students new perspectives, let them discuss how realistic science fiction is, or gain new experiences through VR film screenings.
View the current offer here!


Would you like to book a school screening, request a quote, ask us a question or do you have a proposition yourself? 

Feel free to contact the education department at educatie@natlab.nL.