TOAFF21: Opening & closing films announced!

Exciting news! The UK’s leading global change film festival returns this September with a hybrid edition taking place in Edinburgh, Glasgow and online, followed by in-person festivals in Aberdeen and Inverness in October. Get your diaries out and make sure to keep an eye out for the full festival programme announcement on Thursday 19th August.


Edinburgh, Glasgow & online: 22-26 September

Aberdeen: 22-24 October

Inverness: 29-31 October

As Scotland gears up to host the UN climate change conference (COP26) in November, we are excited to reveal our opening and closing films. While vastly different in tone and focus, they both scrutinise the intersections of capitalism, industry and climate to incite us to build a better future, inviting a reflection on our role – as local and global citizens – in addressing the climate crisis.

Living Proof

World Premiere

A still from footage from the 70s: children running along a hill with a massive power station in the background.

Was climate change inevitable? Can we break free from a boom-and-bust mentality? Are we able to adapt to ensure a healthy and sustainable future for generations to come? Living Proof dives into Scotland’s film archive to explore the country’s complex relationship to the global climate crisis through film and music.

We are honoured to be hosting the world premiere of Living Proof in Edinburgh (Filmhouse) on Wed 22 Sept and Glasgow (GFT) on Thu 23 Sept. The film will also open our festivals in Aberdeen (Belmont Filmhouse) and Inverness (Eden Court) – on 22 October and 29 October, respectively. While the rest of our September festival line-up will be available online, Living Proof will be exclusively screened in venues – so make sure to grab your ticket when they go on sale on 19 August!

Living Proof is a partnership project between the National Library of Scotland Moving Image Archive and Film Hub Scotland. Below is a sneak peak of the film’s poster, designed by Jen Davies:

The New Corporation:
The Unfortunately Necessary Sequel

Scottish Premiere

Two dancers wearing black tutus stand in a ballet pose on a statue covered in graffiti, with messages including "SAVE BLACK LIVES" AND "ACAB"
Credit: Reuters

Are there any limits to corporate power? From the climate crisis to racial injustice, surging inequality and the rise of the far-right, The New Corporation contrasts the grim realities of companies’ desperation to achieve profit at any cost against the inspiring individuals and movements fighting for a more sustainable future.

We are delighted to be hosting the Scottish Premiere of The New Corporation in Edinburgh (Filmhouse) and Glasgow (GFT) on Sunday 26 September. The film will also be available online from 22-26 September, and will close our in-person festivals in Aberdeen and Inverness on 24 October and 31 October, respectively.