2019 Programme

18&19

Weds & Thurs

Family Film

12:00 - 17:00 15:00 - 17.30

Family Film
Viewing, discussion and reaction to Helen Selka's Family Film. This work explores Helen's children’s and partner’s recollections to being documentary subjects in Helen’s films, as they reflect on the family dynamics and relationships today.
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Family Film

By Helen Selka

18to22

Weds to Sun

Women Over 50

All day

Women Over 50
Photographic portraits celebrating women over 50 by Rachel Vogeleisen. Rachel says, “I wanted to create a photographic collection which shows women the endless possibilities of what they can achieve after 50.”
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Women Over 50

By Rachel Vogeleisen

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Friday

Free Friday

The Studio | 10:30 & 13:45

FREE FRIDAY
A free day of activities for film lovers with two programme of short films, a workshop, hospitality and friendship, plus free refreshments.
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Films include: Circle of Iris by Diane Quon; Beyond Beauty by Ellen Pearson & Tyro Heath; …and she does by Clare Unsworth; A Gude Cause Maks a Strong Erm by Martin Laird; Bad Mother by Marnie Baxter & Nicola Stuart-Hill; After the Facts by Karen Pearlman; The Last Mermaid by Fi Kelly and Trá na mban/Ladies Beach by Carmen Garcia Gonzalez.

Entitled by Adeyemi Michael; En Pointe by Tamara Hall; On hold by Nicola Hawkins; ROXIE by Marta Renzi; Woman of Life by Alif Areca Sankey; Slingshot by Robin Haig and Twenty, Forty, Sixty by Rebecca Dale-Everett

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Friday

Opening Film

20:30

Opening Film: Late Night
Our opening film is 'Late Night' starring Emma Thompson and Mindy Kaling, directed by Nisha Ganatra.
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Saturday | Programme one

Grand mother daughter

Screen 2 | 11:00

Grand mother daughter
Women around the world reflect on being daughters, mothers or grandmothers. Sometimes all three at once.
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Entitled

By Adeyemi Michael

ROAN

By Thuy Trang Nguyen

Twenty, Forty, Sixty

By Rebecca Dale-Everett

Grannies, Sappho’s granddaughters

By Tzeli Hadjidimitriou

Who We Are

By Heather Dirckze

Alexa and Me

By Sian Reeves

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Saturday | Programme Two

Burn your playhouse down

Screen 2 | 12:55

Burn your playhouse down
Maya Angelou said “Anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.” Tales of fury, revenge and destruction. Done to us. Done by us.
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Tell it to the Walls

By Meera Krishnamurthy

House of Our Own

By Dagmar Scheibert

re:play

By Jeehye Kay Jang

Invisible Women

By Alice Smith

With or Without You

By Angela Prudenzi

Slingshot

By Robin Haig

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Saturday | Programme Three

Loves

Screen 2 | 16:20

Loves
Shorts about love in its many guises - romantic love, parental love, country love, friendship love and shoe love.
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Forget-Me-Not

By Sarah Smith

In the House of Paper Flowers

By Anita George

We Were Hardly More Than Children

By Cecelia Condit

A Woman's Right To Shoes

By Robyn Grace

Bad Mother

By Marnie Baxter & Nicola Stuart-Hill

Farewell Scenes

By Alina Cyranek

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Saturday | Programme Four

Force of nature

Screen Two | 18:20

Force of nature
Unstoppable older women powered by anger, the ocean, flowers, wisdom and the menopause.
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Circle of Iris

By Diane Quon

...and she does

By Clare Unsworth

Dorotchka

By Olga Delane

The Seamless Cup Society

By Deb Ethier

Halwa

By Gayatri Bajpai & Nirav Bhakta

Nothing Important

By Tara FitzGerald

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Saturday

Events

All day

Workshops & events
Free workshops, lectures & events for WOFFF19.

12:30 | Workshop 1 | The Studio

Making a Film on Your Smartphone
with Deirdre Mulcahy

By the end of this session with journalism trainer, Deirdre Mulcahy, (diem-training.com), you’ll be able to confidently shoot well-framed video with professional looking interviews and have a basic understanding of the building blocks of visual storytelling. No jargon, no physics, no maths, no lens theory – just fun.
“One of the best workshops. More please. Practical, fun, empowering”
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14:50 | Lecture | Screen 2

I am (Older) Woman: Hear Me Roar!: Rethinking the Incredible Invisible Older Woman
Dr. Brenda Weber

From actress Glenn Close at 71 to politicians Nancy Pelosi at 78 and Theresa May at 62 it seems erasure and invisibility doesn’t have to be the fate of the post-menopausal woman. Yet at the same time other women in their 60s and 70s are finding it increasingly difficult to find employment, much less reach levels of success and achievement. Looking at television and film production as well as media more generally, Dr Brenda Weber asks if the powerful older woman is the exception that proves the rule or a new way of thinking about older women in the media?

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16:30 | Workshop 2 | The Studio

Vlogging 101
with Deirdre Mulcahy

By the end of this session with Deirdre Mulcahy, (diem-training.com) you’ll learn the skills you need to record a professional looking 30 second vlog, with the opportunity to upload it to a social media site. The workshop will be fun and practical, it will also include a session on confidence on camera and a session on storytelling. No filming experience is necessary.
Please bring your earbuds and a selfie stick, if you have them, to enhance the quality of your vlog.
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20:00 | Event | The Gallery

Festival Feast

Round off your Saturday at WOFFF19 by sharing a delicious meal with other WOFFFers. A chance to catch up with old friends, make new ones and share delicious food and exchange ideas with others who share your passion for film.
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Sunday | Programme Five

Meet your monsters

Screen Two | 11:00

Meet your monsters
What are you scared of? Creatures in the nighttime forest, a seaside breakfast fry-up, the horror of losing something, anything, everything?
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Full English

By Charlie Parham

Beyond Beauty

By Ellen Pearson &Tyro Heath

Down

By Garry Crystal

Home to the Hangers

By A. D. Cooper

Bull Mountain Lookout

By Vanessa Newell

Silent Ruin

By Jonah Jones

MIX

By Kotoko Nakamura

Stranger by the Sea

By Şule Takmaz Nişancıoğlu

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Sunday | Programme Six

Searching for home

Screen 2 | 12:55

Searching for home
Home: the place we can be ourselves, the place where our heart is, the place we can never go back to.
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Sabien & Anna

By Jeehye Kay Jang

waiting

By Anthony Hett

On Hold

By Nicola Hawkins

In The Water Tower

By Elspeth Vischer

En Pointe

By Tamara Hall

Only The Lonely

By Clare Holman

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Sunday | Programme Seven

The body politic

Screen Two | 16:20

The body politic
Shorts packed with political intrigue, corruption and the power of learning the personal is political.
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A Gude Cause Maks A Strong Erm

By Martin Laird

Woman of Life

By Alif Areca Sankey

6,743 Count My Voice!

By Shristi Joshi

Introducing Rachel

By Mickey Few

Rally ON/OFF

By Aleksandra Artemeva

She Is Juiced: Slice Four - Sarah Jane Moon

By lois norman

Trá na mban/Ladies Beach

By Carmen Garcia Gonzalez

After the Facts

By Karen Pearlman

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Sunday | Programme Eight

Grow Up

Screen 2 | 18:20

Grow Up
Sponsored by the London Film School, a programme of films about growing up, looking back, taking responsibility, growing apart, getting a job and saving the world.
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Roxie

By Marta Renzi

And On The Seventh Day, She Played Soccer

By Ali Grant

Ebb Tide

By Vivian Rivas

The Last Mermaid

By Fi Kelly

WE WERE THAMESMEAD

By Lucia tambini

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Sunday

Events

All day

Workshops & events
Free workshops, lectures & events for WOFFF19.

09:30 | Event | The Studio

Filmmakers’ Networking Breakfast

Meet other film professionals over coffee and pastries before the film programmes kick off at 11AM. The event is for filmmakers on either side of the camera. You don’t have to have a film in this year’s festival to attend. This is an invitation only event.

 


12:30 | Workshop 3 | The Studio

Intimacy on screen and on set
with Ita O’Brien

Working with leading industry expert, Ita O’Brien, you will learn about dealing with intimacy, sexual content and nudity on set. You will explore and discuss clear, practical best practice guidelines to help you with screen sculpting, rehearsal and on-set supervision when dealing with intimate scenes in your filmmaking.
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14:50 | Panel Event | Screen 2

Female filmmakers behind the camera
with Rebecca Kesby

Rebecca Kesby (BBC World Service) hosts the WOFFF annual all-female panel event with guests:
Alexandra Sage – Independent documentary filmmaker and Senior Lecturer in Film and Television Production at the University of Roehampton
Funke Oyebanjo – Lecturer in Scriptwriting, Film and Television at University of Greenwich
Rehana Rose – Director of eight short films and feature documentary Dead Good
Thomasina Gibson – Director, journalist and author. Producer We Can Be Heroes
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16:30 | Workshop 4 | The Studio

The one hour heroine
with Helen Jacey

This creative writing workshop will enable you to conceptualise a brand new leading character for a film, short, TV or novel, all in 60 minutes (90 minutes including Helen talking!). Drawing on her expert female character and gender representation development theories, Helen will encourage you to be bold, innovative and risk-taking in creating a female protagonist for your own projects. Helen will draw on examples from several film and TV heroines. This workshop will include exercises, individual, pair and small group work. Come armed with pen, paper, something to write on, and your imagination. Come armed with pen, paper, something to write on, and your imagination.
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19:45 | Awards ceremony | Screen 2

Celebrating our top films as voted for by our jury and you, the audience.
Your tickets for Programme Eight include to the awards ceremony

Best Animation
Best Experimental
Best Drama
Best Documentary
Best Student Film
Emerald Life Audience Choice Award
Best Short Script (sponsored by Shedunnit Productions)

 

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Sunday

Closing Film

20:30

Closing Film: Woman At War
Our closing film for the festival is Woman At War, directed by Benedikt Erlingsson.
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