15 October 2017

Record number of entries for 2017 Festival

The We The Peoples Film Festival judges have now concluded their assessments of more than 3500 submissions for the 2017 Film Festival. “The submissions came from 132 countries and thus offer a valuable overview of the issues that their directors see as important” says David Wardrop, Festival Director. “Geographically, they have tended to move from crisis areas such as Afghanistan, Syria and central Africa, following the millions who have moved away, hearing their stories. Their perilous journeys by land and sea and then travelling through an often hostile Europe has offered directors rich material. Also this year, there have been many more films on transgender issues and we are proud we commissioned ‘The Swimming Club’, our 2015 #TweetaPitch winner which tackles this important issue." Films assessed were posted on the Film Freeway and Festhome internet platforms as well as through direct submission and invitation.