Climate Challenge: 1.5° Films – Call for filmmaking projects

  • Published on: 11th August 2021
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An Lanntair is offering the opportunity for individuals, and Group Leaders from any Western Isles’ organisation, group, or club to be trained to make a short-film based around the theme of climate change as part of a Film Access Scotland nation-wide short-film challenge in response to COP26.

Climate Challenge 1.5° Films asks the public to create a 90-second short film that investigates your relationship with the environment and how climate change affects you, your family, your community, and your country. Completed films are due to be screened in Glasgow via the New York Times online Climate Hub ( at COP26 later this year.

Assisting islanders to enable their voices are heard at COP26, An Lanntair is offering training with local film maker John Macdonald, who will take participants through a series of six online workshops, enabling them to go onto make films with their local groups and organisations.

An Lanntair is seeking interest from Group Leaders, with workshop dates and time to be arranged as suitable. Interested Leaders should email: to express their interest and for further information.

In November 2021, COP26 (UN Climate Change Conference) will bring together leaders from all over the world to commit to urgent worldwide climate action that will reduce carbon emissions globally. The most significant international forum for tackling the climate crisis, COP26 will be held in Glasgow in November, hosted for the first time by the UK and marks the first time that nations are expected to commit to enhanced ambitions since the COP21 in Paris.

We all have a huge stake in the outcome of COP26 and we all have a story to tell about our relationship with the environment and climate crisis. Let An Lanntair help your voice be heard through Climate Challenge 1.5° Films!