In 2020, the 7th edition of WoFF 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.
Our focus remains on independent cinema from all over the world, by showcasing the work of first feature filmmakers, women directors and eastern European cinema in our three main sections, First Features, The Female Perspective & Focus on Balkan Cinema, respectively. We also continue supporting the world of animation, with our 3rd Animation Day in Glasgow, in collaboration with Animaze and our partners. Film screenings, panels, talks, youth workshops, Virtual Reality and networking events that will excite everyone!
As part of our annual activity, in June 2020 WoFF collaborates with the Council for European Studies of the Columbia University and the Elizabeth Kostova Foundation in NYC to organise the 3rd EuropeNow Festival, a film event as part of their annual conference, held in Reykjavik, Iceland. More info and instructions on how to submit is available on our website.
The festival has seven categories in competition:
*First Feature Film Competition
*Short Film Competition
*Feature in the Female Perspective Competition
*Short Film in Female Perspective Competition
*Feature Film: Focus on Balkan Cinema
*Short Film: Focus on Balkan Cinema
*Best Animation Feature & Short
In addition we will hold our third pitching forum during the 2020 festival. Filmmakers / producers who wish to participate can submit under the respective category.
WoFF: World of Film International Festival is an annual film festival based in Glasgow, Scotland, UK and currently in its seventh edition. Our main focus is to promote independent international cinema and new talent from Scotland, the UK and beyond. Our aim is to bring local and Scottish audiences together with filmmakers, producers, artists and cinema enthusiasts from all around the world, in an attempt to discover new talent, showcase their work and generate ideas for future projects. WoFF is a non-profit organisation bringing audiences a step closer to international independent cinema and giving voice to young artists.
In more detail, the WoFF 2020 programme will include the following sections (please check regularly the website for news and updates):
First Feature Competition: Successful submissions from first feature film directors.
The Female Perspective (In competition): Showcasing the work of independent women filmmakers.
Focus on Balkan Cinema: A selection of short and feature films from Eastern European countries, with communities and issues from those regions in the spotlight.
Special Screenings (Out of Competition): A selection of films known from the festival circuit.
Animation programme: Filmmakers from the UK and beyond will bring the UK audiences closer to animation. This section will include the Best of selection of our sister festival in Canada: The Montreal International Animation Film Festival (August 2020)
Our special programmes include workshops, masterclasses, live events and special cinema and art exhibitions.
The above will be surrounded by Q&As, panel discussions & networking events with attending filmmakers and film industry professionals.
* Best First Feature
* Best Short
* Best Film: The Female Perspective
* Best Short: The Female Perspective
* Best Feature Film: Focus on Balkan Cinema
* Best Short Film: Focus on Balkan Cinema
*Best Animation: Short & Feature Film
Please note that each submission can only be in one of the above categories. If, for example fits in both the first feature and female perspective categories, please choose which one you would like to place your submission in. You can submit in two or more applicable categories if you wish to increase your chances of being selected for a screening.
You will be notified by or on the the date of the notification date if your submission has been successful. Only "Selected" Submissions qualify to take part in the live festival screenings.
*Please note that Semi-Finalist submissions do not qualify for a live festival screening. These submissions are pre-selected by the programmers and will be notified if they qualify for a life screening as the programming progresses.
T&C / Policies: If your film is selected, you will receive a letter with further instruction on how to submit your screening copy and all the materials needed for the screening and for the listing of the film in official festival materials. If you fail to deliver these materials by the deadline specified, we cannot guarantee the screening of the film as part of the festival.