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 2023, the 10th 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 6th Animation Day in Glasgow, in collaboration with Animaze, Animated Women UK and our partners. Film screenings, panels, talks, Reel Tasty: food & film experiences, youth workshops, VR and networking events that will excite everyone!
As part of our annual activity, in June 2023 WoFF collaborates with the Council for European Studies of the Columbia University and the Elizabeth Kostova Foundation in NYC to organise the 6th EuropeNow Festival, returning this year to Scotland.
The festival has seven categories in competition:
In more detail, the WoFF 2023 programme will include the following sections (please check regularly the website for news and updates):
Our special programmes include workshops, masterclasses, family events & live performances.
The above will be surrounded by Q&As, panel discussions & networking events with attending filmmakers and film industry professionals.