Film Access Scotland Programme 2023

Film Access Scotland offers a year-round programme of workshops, training and networking opportunities for Film Access organisations and practitioners. In June 2023, Film Access Scotland will deliver its first Film Access Sector Annual National Conference.


 Film Access Workshops are a series of events aimed at Film Access Scotland members and associates.  

The Workshops will be sector-specific, constructed around the training needs of Film Access practitioners, offering the opportunity to share good practice and knowledge across the Sector. We have designed the Workshops to be participatory, practical and an opportunity for our members and associates to meet and network. 

To join Film Access Scotland visit:

Schedule for 2022-2023:

Course Design & Delivery 

Practitioners will come together to share good practice on course design and delivery through sector-specific case studies and discussion groups. We will be exploring the methods, challenges and solutions involved in designing and delivering an engaging Film Access course. 

When: Tuesday 6 December 2022 from 1:30pm to 5pm 

Where: Creative Stirling, 44 King Street, Stirling FK8 1AY

Outreach & Engagement  

In this Workshop we will look closely at current outreach and engagement strategies of Film Access Scotland members and associates for their projects. Through presentations and discussion groups, the session will help Film Access practitioners identify the challenges in outreach and engagement, while offering examples of activities and strategies that have proven to work across the Film Access Sector. 

When: March 2023 (date TBC) 

Where: In-person event (venue TBC) 

Further Workshops in the Series will be announced in 2023. We aim to deliver three Workshops: September 2023, December 2023 and March 2024.


Film Access Scotland delivers training opportunities to develop the practice and skills of individuals and organisations working in the Film Access Sector. The training sessions are free to attend for our members and associates. To join Film Access Scotland visit: 

To make these sessions as relevant and useful as possible for participants, registered participants will be expected to have some basic familiarity with the topics or undergone basic training on the topics covered by the training.


This training aims to help Film Access Scotland members and associates question their practice and support them in creating an anti-racism action plan. 

When: February 2023 

Where: Online


This training will focus on neurodiversity awareness and how it can inform practice. It will provide Film Access Scotland members and associates with the required understanding and basic skills needed to confidently work with neurodiverse people and create comfortable and suitable working environments. 

When: April 2023 

Where: Online


The first Film Access Sector Annual National Conference will take place in the first week of June 2023.  

This 1-day conference will explore Film Access work across the country, highlighting the Sector’s important place in our society and culture and its positive impact in terms of social inclusion, personal development, employability, health and wellbeing, active citizenship and social, community and environmental justice.  

Keynote speakers, workshops and screenings showcasing the work of Film Access Scotland members and associates will provide examples of good practice as well as a space for discussion on the potential role of the Sector. More details to be announced early 2023.


Film Access Scotland offers regular networking opportunities for members and associates as well as Film Access practitioners throughout the year. These will be:  

  • in person: all in-person workshops will end with a networking session for participants. 
  • online: to allow the wider Film Access network to meet and connect with fellow practitioners we will organise regular online catch-ups. Further details to be announced in 2023. 
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