Take One Action nurtures the communal exploration of the stories, ideas and questions at the heart of positive social change. Through film screenings, conversation and enquiry, we bring people together to inspire a fairer, more sustainable and more fulfilling world, in Scotland and beyond our borders.

Established in 2008, Take One Action are an Edinburgh-based, independent charity founded by film lovers, cultural activists and globally concerned citizens who believe that shared cinematic experience can catalyse lasting change. Our annual programme of activities welcomes upwards of 5000 audience members each year and includes annual festivals in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Inverness, a network of local film clubs and a series of individual screenings, talks and training opportunities.

Come, take part, and be inspired.

“Want to change the world but not sure where to start? This festival will rouse you into action.” The Guardian

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What the COP?

What the **** happens during UN climate summits?Who makes the decisions? Whose voices are excluded?What’s at stake during COP26? What the COP? is an exciting film initiative to help groups across Scotland explore climate issues in the lead-up to the UN Climate Conference being hosted in Glasgow in November. Throughout September and October, we’ll be […]

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