What the COP?

What the **** happens during UN climate summits?
Who makes the decisions? Whose voices are excluded?
What’s at stake during COP26?

What the COP? is an exciting film initiative to help groups across Scotland explore climate issues in the lead-up to the UN Climate Conference being hosted in Glasgow in November. Throughout September and October, we’ll be supporting community groups of all shapes and sizes across Scotland to host screenings; explore key climate justice issues and find collective routes to action in November – and beyond.

We’re providing groups with:

  • access to screening licenses (and the films, of course!) for up to 4 specially-chosen documentaries (pay-what-you-can, based on the scale of your group/organisation);
  • a helpful guide on how to plan and organise a film screening + conversation;
  • marketing materials to help you promote your events;
  • a bespoke learning resource & discussion guide for each film.

Registration has now closed. Keep an eye out for screenings in your local community!

Have a question? Email [email protected]

This initiative is supported by Film Hub Scotland, part of the BFI’s Film Audience Network, and funded by Screen Scotland and National Lottery funding from the BFI

Anote’s Ark

Matthieu Rytz | 2018 | Canada | 77 min

What if your country was swallowed by the sea? Set against the backdrop of international climate and human rights negotiations, Anote’s Ark is a portrait of paradise on the brink.

Guardians of the Earth

Filip Antoni Malinowski | 2017 | Austria, Germany | 85 min

What does it take to unite 195 nations in addressing the biggest threat of our times? A behind-the-scenes glimpse of the path to the Paris Agreement.

Not Without Us

Mark Decena | 2016 | United States | 72 min

Seven grassroots campaigners from around the globe attempt to harness the only force that can prevent catastrophic climate change: the will of the people.  

Thank You for the Rain

Julia Dahr | 2016 | Norway, United Kingdom | 85 min

A family (mother, father and two children) standing in a dry Kenyan field.

A moving portrait of resilience on the frontlines of climate change – and the story of a Kenyan farmer who goes from community leader to global activist on the world stage.