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WOMEX Film presents documentaries that portray music, movements and histories from across the world.
The programme is an opportunity for filmmakers, artists, producers and distributors to reach new markets along with exploring additional distribution and production channels. The section also creates an immersive experience for bookers, curators, label managers and publishers among others to discover new musicians, projects and reflect on alternative programming opportunities. Each year WOMEX facilitates this unique platform strengthening the conversation between the global music and film community.
The programme features new releases, preview screenings and international premieres divided into market and public screenings along with a digital library. More about our programme formats here.
As part of a broader community engagement throughout the year and creating spaces of learning, sharing and inspiration, WOMEX Film presents an extended selection of music-based documentaries. The first of this exclusive content is available to stream online from 27 - 31 January to all WOMEX 20 digital participants and virtualWOMEX account holders. Login in to your virtualWOMEX account to access the films listed below. A new selection of films will be released in the upcoming months. Stay tuned…
Submissions for the WOMEX 21 Film Programme will open in March.
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It was truly an honor for River City Drumbeat to be included in WOMEX, and although we couldn’t attend in person the River City Drumbeat team was so inspired to see all the international artists who participated. I look forward to more viewing and connecting, and I’m glad we have more time to see and hear the showcases and conferences.
I am actually really thrilled about having experienced a historic moment within WOMEX, especially during these challenging times.The film program had such a rich and varied offering of films from around the world, that I was spoilt for choice. And, I cannot praise the intimacy created throughout the conference session of Khamsin enough. It really made it feel like we're all in someone's living room as opposed to a Zoom room.
WOMEX is a great platform not only for music but for some in-depth political, social and cultural explorations. If you navigate it well, it can be the place to see some very refreshing music acts, movies and meet people from all paths of life.
To present Indus Blues at a music expo such as WOMEX rather than a film festival was not only an unique experience but one that was extremely inspiring and motivating. The quality of the audience at the screening was incredible, and it was very helpful to get feedback and support from the music industry for the film.
When music is at the heart of your film, WOMEX is your home, your fan and the most extraordinary friend, completely embracing the experience of the telling of a story and being the story.
As filmmakers and fans of music from around the world, it's an honour to have Wahenga (The Ancestors) selected to play at WOMEX 19. We hope this will create exposure for Tanzanian zilipendwa music and the urgent need to keep musical heritage alive. We would also love if the film playing at WOMEX helped the band to get the chance to finally release an album of their music as well as to get some opportunities to perform.
Four day’s connecting music, movies and people from every little corner of this beautiful planet. WOMEX is one amazing festival!!