City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Take One Action Film Festival


By edg - Posted on 01 September 2016

Event details
Time: 
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 6:00pm - Sunday, September 25, 2016 - 11:59pm
Telephone (info): 
0131 553 6335

Take One Action - the UK's first major activist film festival - debuted in 2008. The festival which takes place in both Edinburgh and Glasgow is all about people and movies that are changing the world.

Over a fortnight, the film festival will have more than 30 screenings of films on global and environmental justice themes from across the planet. Linked to the film fest are dozens of related events including exhibitions, tree-planting, food, music, activist workshops, and speaker events.

Screenings are accompanied by audience-led discussion with directors or leading speakers from the worlds of development, politics, activism, and the media.

The festival aims to reclaim cinema as a forum for social and political engagement. Festival director Simon Bateson calls the festival "a unique chance for audiences to become the action heroes. As the organisers say, the film festival is just as much about getting bums off seats as on them.