WOFFF20 Viewing guide

WOFFF20 What to watch

Planning what to watch


To help plan your WOFFF20 viewing, here are some handy categories. Maybe you want to watch eco-films, Black films, dance films or LGBTQ+ films. Maybe Scottish, Irish, or Welsh films interest you. You might be watching with children or grandchildren and want to find something that will appeal to all of you. Or maybe world cinema is your jam.

Lots of the WOFFF20 films could easily fit in a number of categories but we thought we’d keep it simple and assign just one category for each film.

All the films will be available to view online from Saturday 26th to Wednesday 30th September. All films available with subtitles.

If you’d like to suggest another category, we’d love to hear your ideas. Please get in touch with us here. Please use the contact form to get in touch.


BAME

Films made by and about Black and minority ethnic filmmakers telling stories and documenting lives in the UK, the US, Dominica, Kenya and New Zealand.

Ballet After Dark*
Barbara K. Asare-Bediako

Becky**
Nicola Cross

Don’t Shoot the Messenger***
Bianca Malcolm

Granny: No Problem Like Maria
Jake “Maka” Phillips

Life as We COVID
Kathy O Lofton

Magicland
Celia Willis, Emily Stein

Home From Home
Olivia Hetreed

The Honeys and Bears
Veena Rao

Upstream 
Adriana Martins da Silva

The Passionate Pursuits
of Angela Bowen

Jennifer Abod  

*Content Warning: Sexual abuse and sexual trauma
**Content Warning: FGM
***Content Warning: Gunshots, loud, sudden noises


COMEDY

Films to make you chuckle.

Grimsby Girl
Anna Keel

Lady What Does
Sara Jordan

Wannabe
Dorothy Allen-Pickard


DANCE

Films about movement and dance and the poetry of our own bodies. Some dance in a duo; some dance alone; some dance on a dance floor, some dance in a chair.

Clémentine
Chantal Caron

Lady What Does
Eve McConnachie

Still Dancing
Maria Viola Craig

Porcelain
Roswitha Chesher

Dancing is an Old Friend
Marta Renzi


ECO/NATURE

Films of Mother Nature, the Climate Emergency. Wonderful older women planting and nurturing tress, and healing our broken world.

Coastal Requiem
Diane Tuft

Inland Island
Sophie Molins

The Woman Who Planted Trees
Elspeth Parsons

Alder
Vanda Ladeira

One Shot
Michal Zadara


FAMILY

Films to enjoy if you’re watching with wee ones or children or teenagers. Films to start conversations about animals, love, journeys and families.

The Competition
Gloria Civantos

The Witch & the Baby
Evgenia Golubeva

Eyeless in Parkway
Lou Sumray

Married People
Tyro Heath


IRISH, SCOTTISH & WELSH

Films from of our Celtic neighbours. And one from Australia with an Irish twist.

Stray*
Sinéad O’Loughlin

Berta
Anwen Carlisle

Bronwyn Goes Dancing
Christopher T. Lang

Saving Grace**
Saving Grace

Duck Daze***
Alison Piper

Wine Lake
Platon Theodoris

*Content Warning: Guns
**Content Warning: Suicide
***Content Warning: Historic family abuse


LGBTQ

Films of elder queer love, life, dance, struggle, politics and cakes.

Wings
Jamie Weston

Pastry
Eduardo Barreto

Swivel
Lois Norman

My Mama, A Man
Helena Middleton

SWING
Natacha Horn

Older Than What?
Steen Starr


OLDER WOMEN’S BODIES & MINDS

Films to reflect us to ourselves so we can see ourselves as we are in mind and body, in our loss and in our power.

Senescence
Phoebe Morrison

The Bridge
Catherine Fauteux

Bird Lady
Susie Jones

The Last Egg
Sue Bridge


RESILIENCE

Films of struggle, resistance and recovery

I am a Fellrunner
Jessie Leong, Julie Carter

I’ve Been Afraid*
Cecelia Condit

Quiet on Set**
Jeanette Buck

My Beautiful Turkish Baths
Şule Takmaz Nişancıoğlu

Lancaster Park
Lynda Reiss

CHAMP 5
Paul Gatto, David Jester & Kathleen Strouse

*Content Warning Abuse
**Content Warning Rape


WORLD CINEMA

Films from around the globe – from Georgia, Israel, Ukraine, Canada, Italy, Guatemala, Romania and Serbia.

Selfie with the Gastove*
Irine Javakhidze

Trudie’s Goose
C. Lily Ericsson, Cheri Gaulke, Samara Hutman & Liran Kapel

ANNA
Dekel Berenson

Delta
Jules St-Jean

Happy Motherhood
Sylvie Gravagna, Loïc Maldonado

Escape in the night
Liliana Paganini

Empty Spaces
Clara Stephanie Schieber Lorenesi

I’ll call you later
Maria Scutaru

I Have a Song to Sing You
Eluned Zoë Aiano & Alesandra Tatić

*Content Warning: Suicide