Our Film Festivals

Since 2008, Take One Action Film Festivals have engaged tens of thousands of people with hundreds of world-class films, showcasing inspiring stories that explore issues of global concern.

Each year we run a 12-day festival across Edinburgh & Glasgow, and a three-day weekend festival in Aberdeen & Inverness.

Our screenings and events bring together communities, filmmakers, politicians, journalists, campaigners, businesses, academics and artists – united by the simple desire to connect around common stories and shape their unfolding for the greater good.

Come, take part, be inspired!


Take One Action – Scotland’s global change cinema project – returns to Aberdeen & Inverness this November to premiere the most acclaimed international documentaries focusing on social and environmental justice.

With the state of our planet – and the interactions between some of its inhabitants – sending many of us into a pit of despair, our screenings and events offer a much-needed opportunity to understand, celebrate and harness our power for positive change.

The films we present do not shy away from stark realities, yet there is joy and inspiration to be found in the commitment, resilience and solidarity at the heart of the stories we share.

The films we screen and the conversations we foster do more than open eyes and minds: they are a direct invitation to reshape our world for the better – right here, right now.

Join us to celebrate the people and the movies that are changing the world.

Take a seat. Take a stand.

Aberdeen | 15-17 November | Explore the full programme

Inverness | 22-24 November | Explore the full programme

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