WANDA is an annual feminism & moving image event that began in January 2017. Our third festival took place in November 2019.
WANDA showcases a diverse range of narrative film and documentary as well as experimental film. The programming includes films that are international in vision as well as those of specifically local interest, presenting archive classics alongside brand new works from the UK, Ireland and around the world.
The films screened by WANDA engage with vital social issues, such as the fight for abortion rights and equal marriage rights. WANDA brings important films new audiences and promotes discussion about the things that affect women’s lives.
The 2019 WANDA festival, supported by Film Hub NI, opened with Nietzchka Keene's The Juniper Tree, a haunting story of witchcraft and the supernatural set in stunning rural Iceland. It closed with So Pretty, Jessie Jeffrey Dunn Rovinelli's film about a group of trans young people in present day New York City.
As well as film screenings, WANDA events include filmmaker talks (like the one with Niamh Fagan of Lunar Pictures) and panel discussions (like 'Reading Between the Lines', in partnership with Alliance for Choice, which used archival film to spark a discussion of film and abortion rights).