STAR Project is an award-winning community organisation, delivering sustainable and positive social outcomes in Renfrewshire. Established in 1999, employing a person-centred approach, we deliver group and individual supports consistent with local and national Strategy to build safer, more connected and resilient families and communities.
The Voices Network are a group of refugees and people seeking asylum in Scotland who have a desire to share their experiences with decision-makers, the media and the public.
The Autonomous Centre of Edinburgh (ACE) exists to support and encourage people to take more control of their lives. We believe in people co-operating as equals to create a shared world free from exploitation. We work together in the spirit of mutual aid.
Interfaith Scotland is a Scottish charity specialising in promoting and facilitating constructive engagement between different faith and belief communities across Scotland through dialogue, educational activities, civic engagement and the promotion of religious equality.
Edinburgh & Lothians Regional Equality Council (ELREC), founded in 1971, works towards a prejudice-free society where everyone is treated with respect, integrity and justice.
Highland Children’s Forum is a registered charity set up in 2000, created by the parent carers of children with additional support needs. The Forum aims to ensure that the voices of these children are heard in the design and provision of services in Highland. HCF’s aim is to advance human rights, promote equality and diversity and relieve those […]
Join us after the film for delicious food and inspiring conversation – the Marmions crew will be serving a delicious array of mezze style Turkish snacks after the film.
Since April 2018 a group of nine individuals from across Scotland who are connected into different forms of activism and social change have been meeting to develop project ideas in response to the frames of Degrowth and Deep Adaptation. By Degrowth we mean a form of society and economy that aims at the well-being of all and sustains the natural […]
This inspiring interactive exhibition collects images and artefacts from decades of creative activism around the world, connecting communities in Scotland and across the global south as they unite against big business, locally and globally, and demand that human lives come before corporate profit.
What role should global development organisations play in disrupting the system, and how do you, the changemaker, get involved? Join global organisation Mercy Corps on the closing weekend of the festival for a forward-looking discussion – and have your say.
This informal event, brought to you by TOAFF volunteers, will explore ways that creativity can help us respond to complex social and environmental issues. The event is inspired by the film Grit, screening that evening in Edinburgh.
Putting gender front and centre: Join representatives from across Scotland’s international development community for a day of workshops and networking opportunities.
Enjoy a special selection of short films exploring themes of refuge, migration and welcome, followed by a delicious meal cooked by Syrian chefs from Edinburgh’s refugee community.
Based in Sweden and the UK, producer Ruth Reid has a background in Law and documentary filmmaking. She will be exploring the production process and creative evolution of the award-winning feature documentary Scheme Birds. Ruth will focus particularly on how to craft intimate stories that respect protagonists’ integrity.
Be inspired by those who have faced challenges yet successfully campaigned for positive change – and find your own route into action. Join us for a day of connection, inspiration and skills building, from grassroots mobilising to political lobbying.
This spellbinding hand-drawn odyssey explores how fundamental attachment is to the experience of being human
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 […]