About us

Take One Action celebrates the people and movies that are changing the world, from Argyll to Zimbabwe. We believe small actions lead to big ones, and that we all make a difference.

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

WE CURATE films linked to opportunities and networks in Scotland. We help people make connections – tangible, individual and collective – between their lives and the extraordinary, international stories revealed on film (and over cups of tea).

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 ten-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
Our website – connecting and celebrating creative action, geared around films, events, opportunities and social networking
Youth engagement – delivered through the activities above.

"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