World of International Film Festival 2020
8 – 11 October, 2020
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.
The focus of the Festival remains on independent cinema from all over the world, by showcasing the work of first feature filmmakers, women directors and eastern European cinema in three main sections, First Features, The Female Perspective & Focus on Balkan Cinema. The festival will continue supporting the world of animation, with a 3rd Animation Day, in collaboration with Animaze. This year collaborating with the European Film Academy, ten short films which were nominated for the Best Short Film Award at The European Film Awards will be screened.
Martin Petrov, Festival Director, commented: “In times of great turbulence for our industry, we have a commitment toward the public, our audience, and the talent we represent each year to be more supportive than ever. As a team, we are most proud of where WoFF takes us every year, and we hope that our hybrid 7th edition will make people feel connected again through the love for independent cinema.”
WOFF in Glasgow
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.
Weekly Online Event
You will find a weekly list of films on WoFF Vimeo channel ‘WoFF Weekly Online Event’. Independent short and feature films will be available and you can watch them as many times as you like during the week.
There is no set tickets price to access the films, but please donate, allowing you to donations will go to local charities and local voluntary organisations. Additionally, Citizen Ticket donates a portion of their fee for the reforestation of areas in the Scottish Highlands.
“Special thanks to all the filmmakers, distributors and partners who have generously jumped in to help us bring this content to you every week!”
- Poet’s Time with Jenne Gray
- The Zoom Session with Dave Arcari
- Ghost Stories from Around the World
- Africa in Motion Film Festival 2020
- Canada Now – New Canadian Cinema at GFT
- Saint Maud, GFT
- On The Rocks, GFT
- I Am Greta – GFT
- Seahorse Saturday
- Movie Screening: ’13’ – Black History Month
- Science on the Sofa – Activities for Kids
- Breathe Better: Beginners Breathing Workshop
- From Glasgow To Saturn Fall Launch
- Remembering Alasdair Gray / Paradise
- Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance – Online Presentations
- Deep Dive Workshops Stay at Home Literary Festival
- Game On: Queer Disruptions in Sport screening plus Q&A
- World Food Day 2020 – Propogate Scotland
- Black History Month: Scots and Early British Colonialism in Asia
- International Day of the Girl Child