Accessibility

Take One Action Film Festivals aim to create a safe and inclusive environment for everyone regardless of their disability, economic status, race, gender identity or sexual orientation, and we ask people to respect each other and be sensitive to the diversity of identities that exist within LGBTI+ and queer communities.

We are committed to making our events truly inclusive and accessible to all our audience members. Since 2019, we have appointed a dedicated Access and Engagement Coordinator to work with us each festival. Please contact [email protected] or 0131 553 6335 if you have any queries.

For our 2020 online edition, all the films in our programme were presented with Closed Captions for D/deaf and hard of hearing audiences.
All Q&As had live captions, and transcripts are available for those watching on demand. We offered BSL interpretation for several live events. See below, right, to find out more.

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Community ticket fund

To help ensure our events are inclusive and accessible to all, we offer a number of FREE tickets to all our films to organisations who work with people who may face barriers to accessing our programme.

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Digital access fund

We have a small fund to support the cost of digital access for those who do not have access to wifi or unlimited data.

To apply please contact access[email protected]


Pay what you can

A guide to our sliding scale tickets. £2 - £4 - I rent lower-end properties or have unstable housing; I am unemployed or on low income; I have no access to savings.
•	I have very limited expendable income and walk because I can’t afford public transport; I rarely buy new items because I am unable to afford them; I cannot afford a holiday or to take time off without financial burden.
£4 - £8 - I may stress about meeting my basic needs but I still achieve them; I may have some debt but it does not stop me meeting my basic needs; I am employed; I have access to financial savings; I have some expendable income; I can afford public transport. If I have a car/access to a car I can afford petrol; I shop new and second-hand; I can take a holiday annually or every few years.
£8+ - I am comfortably able to meet all of my basic needs; I own my home or property or I rent a higher-end property; I have savings and an expendable income; I can afford public and private transport. If I have a car/access to a car I can afford petrol; I can always buy new items if I need to; I can afford an annual holiday or to take time off.

In order to make our events more accessible, we introduced a “sliding scale” ticket policy at all our non-cinema venues in 2019 (with thanks to SQIFF for leading the way). For our digital edition in 2020, we will likewise invite audiences to choose what to pay for each film based on personal circumstances, from £2 up (all we ask is that you be honest with yourself and your financial situation). We hope this policy brings flexibility to those who need it most.

Access provision

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All films and Q&As this year had Closed Captions for D/deaf and hard of hearing audiences, and transcripts are available for those watching the Q&As on demand.
In My Blood It Runs was available with Audio Description.
BSL interpretation was available for the Q&As for Coded Bias, Radio Silence, and Pier Kids.