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 and providing training for budding and experienced changemakers.

Our raison d’ĂȘtre is to bring people together to encourage communal exploration of the stories, ideas and questions at the heart of positive social change. This year, the communal spirit of our events will need to be summoned differently.

The current global health crisis has forced most festivals to radically re-think their delivery. Once we opted to offer all our screenings and events online, we set out to put together a programme that we would have been excited to share with audiences in cinemas and community venues – and vowed to make the most of the nimbleness a digital festival offers.

Our 2020 edition runs from 16 – 27 September. Like every Take One Action Film Festival, it showcases some of the most urgent, inspiring and challenging international cinema exploring social and environmental justice – but, for the first time, all our films and events can be accessed from anywhere in the UK.

We’re excited to be presenting 12 feature films and 14 short films, which audiences will be able to watch at any time during our festival dates. To complement, inform and anchor the films within current opportunities for action, we’re excited to be welcoming a host of international filmmakers and campaigners to our live Q&As, which will take place at 20:30 each evening of the festival. Audiences will also be able to join 4 additional live events – workshops, panel sessions etc. – at 16:00 on each Saturday and Sunday. (All live events will be accessible free of charge, from anywhere in the world.)

Accessibility remains a key aspect of our delivery. Our commitments include:
– all films in the festival will be screening with full subtitles (“closed captions”) for D/deaf and hard-of-hearing audiences
– all Q&As will have live captions for D/deaf and hard-of hearing audiences
– audiences can select how much to pay depending on their circumstances
– live BSL interpretation will be offered for the opening and closing film Q&As, as well as for Pier Kids.

Take a seat. Take a stand.

Take One Action
2020 Digital Edition

16 – 27 September


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