The 7th edition of the World of Film International Festival opens on 8 October 2020, and will run both in cinema and online over 4 days. The Festival aspires to bring more audiences, filmmakers and industry professionals together, creating a platform to exchange ideas, showcase their work and most importantly talk on film and new trends in the industry, women filmmakers of today and independent film production in Europe, the US and beyond.
We also continue supporting the world of animation, with our 3rd Animation Day, in collaboration with Animaze. This year we’re collaborating with the European Film Academy, screening ten short films which were nominated for the Best Short Film Award at The European Film Awards.
The 7th edition of WoFF will open in Glasgow with an exciting screening of The Woman Who Ran by acclaimed Korean filmmaker Sang-soo Hong. The film premiered at the 2020 Berlin Film Festival in February and was awarded the Silver Bear for Best Director. The screening will take place at Cineworld Renfrew Street on Thursday 8 October at 7pm.
A jury of three extremely talented young film professionals will award films in the seven categories in the competition. The competition titles will all be screened online through the four days of the Festival.
First Features | Online Screenings
A selection of debut features from around the world.
Shorts Competition | Online Screenings with Q&As
Some of the hottest titles from the short film circuit will be screened as part of WoFF this year. Shown over five screenings, the Shorts Competition programme will be accompanied by a Q&A session after each screening.
Female Perspective Competition | Online Screenings
This year WoFF will be continuing to focus on features directed by women from around the world. We’ll be screening freelance director Katharina Ludwig’s debut feature and graduation piece This Is Where I Meet You, about a struggling female artist. Also screening will be the second feature for Ana Laura Calderón, Mezquite’s Heart, about a young Yoreme girl who unintentionally challenges cultural traditions.
Female Perspective Shorts | Online Screenings with Q&As
A number of short films by talented female directors, split over three screenings. Each of these shorts screenings will also be accompanied by a Q&A session.
Focus on Balkan Cinema
Directors from the Balkans are also represented within this year’s Festival. The Festival will also be screening several short films including Varun Sasindran’s Omarska, a powerful conversation with the survivors of the Omarska concentration camp.
Animation Day | Online Event
2020 marks WoFF’s third Animation Day, screening the best of animation shorts and documentaries on the art of animation. All titles will be available to view online for 24 hours. The event will run all day and our popular ‘Women in Animation’ panel returns on Saturday afternoon to bring to the table burning issues around the animation industry in the UK, the challenges and new horizons after the pandemic.
European Film Academy Shorts | Online Screenings
The European Film Academy Shorts is the European Film Academy’s short film tour, which brings the latest European short film candidates, nominees and winners to audiences across Europe. This year WoFF features a selection of ten of the European Short Film Candidates. Among them are the five final nominees up for the Best European Short Film.