The team at Scottish Documentary Institute share the most creative and artistic documentaries which they are looking forward to discovering at TOAFF19. It’s fair to say that documentary has exploded in recent years, with filmmakers around the globe encouraged by commissioners to try and explain issues that affect all our lives in a variety of […]
Our festival volunteer Carolyn Paterson explores our All Equal strand and picks her highlights from the 2019 festival programme
Festival volunteer Rosie Beattie looks ahead to her top five most highly anticipated screenings that are taking place at this year’s festival.
Christian Aid are partnering with TOAFF19 on two screenings this year – hear about the brilliant work they are doing and why these films feel particularly relevant.
We are delighted to reveal our opening and closing night films at TOAFF19 in Edinburgh & Glasgow, ahead of the full festival programme announcement on Wednesday 14th August.
Take One Action’s top picks from the Edinburgh International Film Festival 2019
Do you want a fairer, more sustainable world? Do you love international cinema and enjoy making links with other people who feel the same? The join us this year as a Festival Volunteer! We are looking for enthusiastic people who are passionate about social and environmental justice and who really want to be a […]
The Glasgow Film Festival is back for its 14th year, bringing an exceptional programme of documentaries, fiction films, events, talks and industry events to Glasgow from the 20th February – 3rd March. With an overwhelming array of fantastic films to choose from we have done the hard work for you and selected our top picks […]
A Volunteers View: Take One Action volunteer, Serena Scateni examines the place of women in the film industry, and how TOA is placing female directors at the heart of the programme this year. In the aftermath of the outburst of the Weinstein scandal and the rise of the MeToo movement (roughly) around the world, awareness of […]
Take One Action Volunteer, Kevin Perreau, takes a look at this year’s programme and how it connects to his experience volunteering with refugees / asylum seekers in Scotland today. “From earliest times, humans – explorers and thinkers – have wanted to figure out the shape of their world. Forever, the way we’ve done that […]
Take One Action Film Festivals – along with the wider community CCA supports and especially its tenants – were stunned by the recent news of the prolonged closure of the city’s flagship cultural venue. “Our thoughts are with the CCA staff and all their tenants,” said Executive Director Tamara Van Strijthem. “This is such […]
Take One Action are committed to ensuring that more of our events are accessible to D/deaf audiences and those who are hard of hearing. We are delighted that, for the first time, several of our events will be captioned and feature BSL interpretation so that they can be enjoyed by the widest possible audience. Please […]
A Volunteers View: Take One Action volunteer, Jamie Wills takes a look at this years programme and how it connects to the conversations about democracy, “fake news” and individual action being had today. The internet was supposed to democratise news. And, in a way, it has: the public’s ability to dump content and comment […]
A Volunteers View: Take One Action volunteer, Siobhan Divers takes a look at this year’s Sister’s Strand and how it connects to the conversations about women’s empowerment which are taking place right now. In a world where dystopian fictions like The Handmaid’s Tale are not far from reality for many women – women are […]
“Let us make our future now, and let us make our dream’s tomorrow’s reality.” Malala Yousafzai A Volunteers View: Take One Action volunteer, Isla Parker, takes a look at this year’s Youth Programme and how it connects to young people living in Scotland today. As a young person, watching the news in 2018 […]
Grab your diaries! Tickets for all screenings and events for this year’s Take One Action Film Festival are now on sale. At a time when concepts of truth and democracy are being stretched beyond recognition, the tide of political upheavals, environmental threats and isolationism can feel overwhelming. Our programme offers an antidote to despair […]
Take One Action’s annual film festival will be back in venues across Edinburgh and Glasgow from the 12th to the 23rd of September, with a fantastic line-up of screenings, workshops and events! Our 11th edition will feature the most acclaimed, impassioned and inspiring international cinema that celebrates our common humanity and our ability to bring […]
We are so excited to be launching a brand new resource for all you film lovers and changemakers. The new Take One Action Global Change Film Directory provides instant access to hundreds of brilliant films exploring global change from a wide range of key social and environmental justice perspectives, from women’s empowerment to climate change, from the […]