"Take One Action's focus on empowering local audiences to engage through film with global and environmental injustice is unique in the UK. This work is really, really important."
Patrons Ken Loach & Paul Laverty
“Take One Action’s focus on empowering communities to engage with issues of global concern through great cinema is unique in the UK. This work is really, really important.” Ken Loach and Paul Laverty, patrons
“Want to change the world but not sure where to start? This festival will rouse you into action!” The Guardian
“Poverty, injustice and our separation from each other… have causes which can be examined, sung about, visualised, and changed. Take One Action Heroes do precisely that.” Archbishop Desmond Tutu
Take One Action Film Festivals is the UK's leading global citizenship film festival, led by film lovers, artists and globally-concerned citizens based in Scotland who believe that cinematic experiences can inspire lasting change.
Since 2008, we have engaged more than 20,000 people with hundreds of world-class films, showcasing inspiring stories that comment on issues of global concern. From Charlie Chaplin to Kim Longinotto… through debate and innovative presentation… our events bring together communities, filmmakers, politicians, businesses, academics and artists – united by the simple desire to connect around common stories and shape their unfolding for the greater good.
Take One Action’s work is independent, values-driven, widely recognised for its artistic and social merits, and delivered through partnerships which support local creativity, opportunity and action. To find out more, sign up for our enews or check out the calendar and visit us in the cinema.
Our principal activities include:
- Annual Film Festival in September (Edinburgh and Glasgow): two weeks of inspiring film and workshop events
- Regular film events (average 2 per month across Scotland)
- Rural tour in remote areas of Scotland (approx 10 days)
- Online Movie Database making accessible 100s of world-class films on a variety of global themes
- Annual Residential for Young Action Heroes plus follow-on support (training young people to exhibit world-changing cinema in their communities).
For more information browse our annual review below.
Take One Action Film Festivals is a UK limited company (no. 376976) with charitable status in Scotland (SC041430). Our charitable purposes are empowering communities, fostering global citizenship and mitigating international poverty through the organisation of innovative cinema events… alongside related resources, talks and workshop programmes.
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