News: Take One Action launch a brand new Global Change Film Directory!

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Take One Action Film Festivals present a brand new global change film directory!

Do you love international cinema? Do you want to see more world-class films on the issues you care about, and connect with organisations taking action here in Scotland? Then head over to Take One Action’s brand new Global Change Film Directory!

This new unique digital resource provides instant access to over 400 short and feature films exploring global change from a wide range of key social and environmental justice perspectives, from climate change to food sustainability, from land rights to energy creation.

The directory reflects ten years of Take One Action’s focused curatorial work which celebrates the films and the people that are changing the world – and the list will keep growing: over the coming weeks, the directory will swell with an ever wider selection of titles, thanks to additional input from a range of new and long-term partners (such as the Friends of the Earth Scotland, Christian Aid, Oxfam, the Scottish Documentary Institute), friends and supporters (including fellow Scotland-based film festivals Africa in Motion, SQIFF and Cinema Attic).

Many of the titles within the directory are available to watch for free online, or through paid streaming services, and you are also able to search the catalogue by geographical focus, topic, genre, age suitability, or concentrate on films that are subtitled or captioned, to ensure that you can find the films that resonate with the topics you care about.

Keen to go beyond the screen? To help you identify your next steps, each film entry connects you to organisations and campaigns actively working towards a better world – starting from Scotland.

So what are you waiting for? Dive in and see the change you want to be:


Take One Action Film Festivals nurture communal exploration of the stories, ideas and questions at the heart of positive social change. Through film screenings, conversation and enquiry, we bring people together to inspire a fairer, more sustainable and more fulfilling world, in Scotland and beyond our borders.

“Want to change the world and not sure where to start? These guys will rouse you into action” The Guardian

“An exemplar in true audience engagement” Creative Scotland

“Truly empowering” The Scotsman

Founded in 2008, Take One Action run the UK’s leading global change film festival, holding annual festival events in four key Scottish cities in September and November (Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Inverness), alongside additional events throughout the year

Join us at our festival events this year in Edinburgh & Glasgow (12-23 September), Aberdeen (16-18 November) and Inverness (23-25 November).

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Creative Carbon Scotland is a partnership of arts organisations working to put culture at the heart of a sustainable Scotland. We believe cultural and creative organisations have a significant influencing power to help shape a sustainable Scotland for the 21st century.

In 2011 we worked with partners Festivals Edinburgh, the Federation of Scottish Threatre and Scottish Contemporary Art Network to support over thirty arts organisations to operate more sustainably.

We are now building on these achievements and working with over 70 cultural organisations across Scotland in various key areas including carbon management, behavioural change and advocacy for sustainable practice in the arts.

Our work with cultural organisations is the first step towards a wider change. Cultural organisations can influence public behaviour and attitudes about climate change through:

Changing their own behaviour;
Communicating with their audiences;
Engaging the public’s emotions, values and ideas.

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