Screen Scotland supported climate projects for Scotland’s Climate Week

Scotland’s Climate Week commenced on Monday, encourging businesses and organisations across the public, private and third sectors to engage in the climate converstaion ahead of the COP26 summit in Glasgow.

The annual initiative from the Scottish Government, running 13 - 19 September 2021, celebrates Scotland’s leadership in climate action while highlighting the need for continued action from us all to help tackle the climate crisis.

With COP26 taking place in Glasgow in November, this is the perfect time for Scotland to demonstrate its leading response to climate change and to help build awareness of how everyone can play their part to tackle the global climate emergency. 

Screen Scotland is proud to showcase our support for the initiative through a selection of climate focused film events and projects that we have funded this year. Film is such a powerful and accessible medium for engaging people in the climate challenge conversation, and we are confident that the events and projects we have supported this year will inspire people across Scotland to take part in these important conversations and encourage commitment to climate action.

The Youth Climate Film Project 

Keep Scotland Beautiful launched the Youth Climate Film Project earlier this year with funding from the Scottish Government and The National Lottery through Screen Scotland. The aim of the initiative was to help young people understand the way that climate change will shape their future and to give them the encouragement to use their voice to enable change.

Over the past year, the YCFP provided free film-making training for 83 youth workers so they could support young people across the country to create and show 90 second films that explore the climate emergency from a young person’s perspective.

A selection of the films are now avaible to view online including Our Hopes for Our Future which was made by young people from the youth section of Time For Change Argyll and Bute and explores how climate change will impact the future.

Take One Action Film Festival

Take One Action is the UK’s leading global change festival aiming to bring people together to inspire a more sustainable and more fulfilling world, in Scotland and beyond. The festival is funded by The National Lottery and Scottish Government through Screen Scotland and supported by Film Hub Scotland through funds from Screen Scotland and National Lottery Funding from the BFI. 

Take One Action will be hosting events across four cities and online during September and October this year. The programe includes a series of individual screenings, talks and training opportunities exploring social and environmental justice. The festival will take place in Edinburgh, Glasgow and online from 22-26 September, in Aberdeen from 22-24 October, and Inverness 29-31 October.

Visit the Take One Action website to view the full programme and to book tickets.

Climate Challenge: 1.5 Degrees Films

Climate Challenge: 1.5 Degree Films is an exciting new filmmaking challenge inviting everyone to make 90-second films to share their thoughts and ideas about climate change in the run-up to COP26 in Glasgow. The Challenge is led by Film Access Scotland and supported by the National Lottery through Screen Scotland and by Keep Scotland Beautiful.

The challenge is open to everyone regardless of background, age or filmmaking experience, with resources available online to help people get started. The first deadline for film submissions is midnight on 24th October 2021 

Visit Film Access Scotland's Climate Challenge webpage to submit your film and view the full guidelines and eligibility criteria.

Scotland’s Climate Week is the perfect opportunity to look at how your business or organisation is taking action to tackle climate change and reach net zero.

If you're a business or organisation wanting to join the climate change conversation, find out how you can get involved using the Scottish Government's online climate week toolkit. 

Use the hashtag #ScotClimateWeek to promote your activities and get involved in the conversation online.