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Can YOU meet the 90 second challenge?

29 September 2021

Can you make a 90 second film about climate change and how it will affect your community? Climate Challenge: 1.5 Degrees Films invites people to make 90-second films to share their thoughts and ideas about climate change and how it is affecting us as individuals, our surroundings, families and communities.

Youth groups, schools, community organisations, activist groups and individuals are all encouraged to take part.

Regardless of background, age or filmmaking experience, anyone can submit a film to the Challenge and there are resources available online to help people get started. The early deadline for film submissions is midnight on 24th October 2021.

    • How would you reimagine life and our future for beautiful Scotland - and our entire planet?
    • What changes do you wish to see and how should we move forward for a better future globally?
    • Do you have a story and/or experience to share that would inspire people to think and act differently?
    • Would your home and region be affected in a particular way and how do you think your community would respond?

Please make sure you read the Guidelines and Eligibility Criteria before you submit your film.

Any questions please email 


Workshops for Groups and Organisations

Community Groups, Youth Groups, Environmental Groups, Activist Groups and Arts Groups based in Scotland can register for Free Online Workshops to receive filmmaking and climate literacy training. Through this highly accessible and practical free online training, the representative will be confident in working with their group or organisation to make a 90-second live action or animated film for the Climate Challenge.

Workshops are delivered online in collaboration with organisations across Scotland: Screen Education Edinburgh, GMAC Film, Media Education, shmuSouth West Media Factory, An Lanntair, Plantation ProductionsScreen Argyll and Scottish Association for Marine Science.

Climate Challenge: 1.5 Degrees Films is set against the background of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP-26) taking place in Glasgow from 31st October to 12th November 2021. The Challenge is led by Film Access Scotland and supported by the National Lottery through Screen Scotland  and  by Keep Scotland Beautiful.

All eligible films submitted to the Challenge will be made available for viewing on Film Access Scotland’s website, providing a platform for sharing views on climate change. Submissions from young people aged between 16 and 25 years will automatically be entered into Film Access Scotland’s Youth Film Festival in November 2021.

Films submitted by filmmakers based in Scotland may also be screened at fringe events in Glasgow in and around COP26 and at events to celebrate the Challenge planned after COP26. There will be commendations and prizes for filmmakers based in Scotland.

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