In 2018, the 5th 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 around the globe, 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.
As part of our annual activity, in June 2019 WoFF collaborates with the Council for European Studies of the Columbia University in NYC to organise the 2nd EuropeNow Festival, a film event as part of their annual conference, held in Madrid. More info and instructions on how to submit will be available here and on our website soon.
The festival has six categories in competition:
*First Feature Film Competition
*Best Short Film Competition
*Feature in the Female Perspective Competition
*Best Short Film in Female Perspective Competition
*Best Feature Film: Focus on Balkan Cinema
*Best Short Film: Focus on Balkan Cinema
In addition we will hold our very first pitching forum during the 2018 festivals. 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 fifth 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 2018 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 in collaboration with Film Hub Wales and the Anim18 initiative, where 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 17 - 19 2018)
Our special programmes include workshops, masterclasses, live events and theatre performances staged and performed exclusively for WoFF.
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
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 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.
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.