About us

TAKE ONE ACTION curates annual film festivals to inspire people to change the world, and year-round conversations to empower them to actually do so, starting from where they are.


WE WANT more people to watch more world-class films about issues of social and environmental change and concern.

WE HELP our audiences make connections – tangible, individual and collective – between their own lives and the extraordinary, international stories they are connected to.

WE HOPE to empower more people to take creative, impactful steps to make the world a better place – bit by bit, and sometimes in landslides, changing the local, national and global behaviours which underpin a fairer and more sustainable world.


A twelve-day annual festival in Edinburgh & Glasgow, and follow-on weekend regional festivals in Aberdeen & Inverness

Take One Action Locals – supporting you to inspire and empower communities where you live

Digital platforms – connecting and celebrating creative action, geared around films, events, opportunities and social networking.

"You’ve got to ask the big questions – not just look at symptoms and go, 'There’s a victim, let’s hear their story'." Ken Loach
"Want to change the world but not sure where to start? These guys will rouse you into action!" The Guardian
"We have not inherited this land from our ancestors. Rather we have borrowed it from our children." Kenyan Proverb