A group of people engaging in conversation at the Film Access Scotland Information-Gathering Workshop.

Film Access Scotland’s Information-Gathering Workshop

On 15 September 2022, Film Access Scotland facilitated an Information-Gathering Workshop for individual practitioners and representatives from organisations working in the Film Access Sector, which explored three main topics: workforce development, research and training.

It was a valuable opportunity for Film Access Scotland and all who attended to listen to, and learn from a variety of professionals carrying out important Film Access work across Scotland.

A very interesting range of discussions took place that enriched everyone’s understanding of the opportunities and challenges facing the Film Access Sector. The results of the Workshop will inform Film Access Scotland’s  forthcoming programme of work and the schedule of events, training and networking opportunities which will be published in November 2022.

What is the Film Access Sector?

Venn diagram with Film Access Scotland logo in the centre. The overlapping circles are titled 'Education & Lifelong Learning' 'Screen Industries' 'Health & Wellbeing' and 'Community'.
Venn diagram with Film Access Scotland logo in the centre. The overlapping circles are titled ‘Education & Lifelong Learning’ ‘Screen Industries’ ‘Health & Wellbeing’ and ‘Community’

In Scotland, it grew out of a rise in community film-making projects in the 1970s and 1980s. During this time, video production was increasingly recognised as an important tool within community development work.

Today, many organisations and individual practitioners across Scotland facilitate and encourage access for all to watch, make and learn about film because they believe in the transformative power of these activities. The positive impact of Film Access work is far-reaching in terms of social inclusion, employability, health and wellbeing, and social, community and environmental justice.


Film Access Scotland is the national sector development body representing, connecting and supporting organisations and individual practitioners working in the Film Access Sector.

We aim to expand the Film Access Sector by supporting the growth and development of Film Access projects and activities so that more of this work is funded and available to more people across Scotland.


Film Access Scotland supports and champions its members and associates, ensuring the impact of their work is recognised and valued by policy makers, funders, the screen industry and organisations working in related sectors.


Everyone in Scotland, but especially those experiencing disadvantage or exclusion, has the opportunity to participate in and experience the transformative power of Film Access activities.


Diversity | Inclusion | Opportunity | Collaboration | Creativity | Change



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