Take One Action Film Festival 2020

Take One Action Film Festival  16-27 September 2020

Now in its 13th year, Take One Action Film Festival is currently running its first online digital version of the annual event.

With over 30 short films, features and documentaries the festival explores issues facing our planet and its inhabitants, Articulated around three key strands –

Sisters – celebrating women’s empowerment and solidarity; Shared

Planet – exploring environmental justice with a particular focus on land rights and All

Equal? – interrogating inequality in all its guises including decolonising educational and corporate practices

Three quarters of the films featured are directed by women and around a rthird by women of colour.  Highlights include the UK premiere of feature documentary Coded Bias – researcher Joy Buolamwini discovers the racial and gender balance in facial recognition systems. And, the UK premiere of Acasă, My Home – winner of the Special Jury Award for Cinematography at Sundance, this documentary is an arresting portrait of a Roma family forced to abandon their off-grid life in the wilderness of the Bucharest Delta for an uncertain future in the city.


Take One Action is funded by Creative Scotland and the Bertha Foundation and its festival is delivered in partnership with Oxfam, Christian Aid, Global Justice Now, UNISON Scotland and Edinburgh City Council.

Full programme and details are here – https://www.takeoneaction.org.uk



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