Take One Action online Film Festival to 26 September

22 September 2021

Online festival    22-26 September

Inverness festival  29-31 October    Eden Court

Welcome to the 14th edition of the UK’s leading global change film festival!

Our 2021 programme offers a much-needed opportunity to pause and reflect – and to question just how we’ve arrived at the topsy-turvy reality we call our own. To truly build back better, we need to both engage with and dream up different realities. We hope the audience conversations we nurture can inspire our way into a new story: one that centres care, community, equity, accountability and sustainability. So, whether you’re experiencing Take One Action from home or in person…

Take a seat. Take a stand.

Online programme details               14 films

Inverness programme details            5 films

How to access the online Festival

Take One Action have sent this information

  • The films will be available to watch from 9am on Wed 22 Sep to midnight on Sun 26 Sep.
  • Most films also have bonus content to enjoy, including introductions from filmmakers/protagonists, short films, and pre-recorded Q&As.
  • All films are available to 'rent' on a pay-what-you-can sliding scale (full price is £10, and in the written description on each film's page there are 'promo codes' to use at checkout that enable you to access the films for £8, £6, £4, £2, and £0)
  • If you'd like access to all films, you can buy an online festival pass for £30 (£20 concession): bit.ly/TOAFF21_Pass
  • To rent a film, you will need to create an account with INDY on Demand
  • You can browse all of the films here: https://www.indyondemand.com/page/take-one-action/, then click on the film you'd like to watch, and click the pink 'Rent' button.  Look out for the 'promo codes' to enter at checkout if you want to take advantage of the sliding price scale.
  • You can download instructions in a PDF document  (recommended).  We've also put together a video step-by-step guide on how to book via INDY on Demand (including the use of promo codes) here: https://vimeo.com/606415535


Opening and closing films

As Scotland gears up to host the UN climate change conference (COP26) in November, we are excited to reveal our opening and closing films. While vastly different in tone and focus, they both scrutinise the intersections of capitalismindustry and climate, helping us reflect on the climate crisis and understand not only how we got here but, just as importantly, how we – as local and global citizens – can build a better future.We look forward to sharing our full programme with you on 19 August and can't wait to welcome you in person and online in the autumn!

Opening film
Living Proof - Emily Munro, Scotland, 2021  

Was climate change inevitable? Can we break free from a boom-and-bust mentality? Are we able to adapt to ensure a healthy and sustainable future for generations to come? Living Proof dives into Scotland’s film archive to explore the country’s complex relationship to the global climate crisis through film and music.  The film will open our festival in Inverness (Eden Court) on 29 October. While the rest of our September festival line-up will be available online, Living Proof will be exclusively screened in venues – so make sure to grab your ticket when they go on sale on 19 August!

Closing film
The New Corporation: The Unfortunately Necessary Sequel
Joel Bakan & Jennifer Abbott   Canada   2020

Are there any limits to corporate power? From the climate crisis to racial injustice, surging inequality and the rise of the far-right, The New Corporation contrasts the grim realities of companies’ desperation to achieve profit at any cost with the inspiring individuals and movements  fighting for a more sustainable future.  The film will be available online from 22-26 September, and will close our in-person festival in Inverness on  31 October.


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