WSFF 2020 

Held at Watermans, West London’s most prestigious arts centre, WSFF is an international film festival that offers a unique opportunity to discover new and innovative filmmaking. Watermans, situated overlooking the river Thames with its iconic views onto Kew Gardens, offers the perfect setting for this year’s diverse and compelling WSFF programme: 20 plus feature films, a collection of short films, film industry related workshops, lectures and Q&A’s. Our mission at WSFF is clear and simple: to screen outstanding independent films from around the world, focusing especially on film makers.

Our story so far

  • In August 2018 festival directors Marcel Grant and Conny Hammelman proudly presented the first edition of Wonderous Stories Independent Film Festival in association with the city of Angermünde.  

  • Set below the magical backdrop of Stolpe tower, the festival attracted many film fans from all over the world, enjoying outstanding movies - under the stars. 

  • WSFF 2018 presented 15 feature films and 13 shorts - all by writer/directors - alongside workshops with Martin Hagemann, Bartosz Werner, Äventyr and Panasonic.  

  • Guests at the festival included producers Karsten Stöter and Mathis Schwerbrock, directors Eibe Maleen Krebs, as well as Linda Röhl and Cristiano Bortone. 

  • Su Jia Ming and Liu Wei came to show their films in the Voice of China category, curated by Yang Du, and renowned film maker Sabrina Farji selected three films from her native country of Argentina for us.  

  • Further festival entries represented Mexico, Poland, Italy, France, UK, USA and of course Germany.  

  • Angermünde’s Mayor Frederik Bewer opened the festival in attendance of Knud Bach from the Ministry of Economic Affairs Brandenburg, and the event was widely covered in the press (online and offline) and filmed by RBB TV and Uckermark TV.

  • Delicious food and drink was provided by award-winning Havana in Love, Stolpe Sausages and Two Fellas bio beer.  

  • National park guided walks, yoga classes, 5km group runs and bike hire were additional activities offered, for those keen to venture further afield to enjoy the weekend.

  • 2019 - Last summer saw WSFF come back to Angermünde for yet another magical - if only one night -open air film experience under the stars.

  • In  2020 – WSFF moves to London and to the prestigious Watermans Arts Centre in West London. Festival dates are 12th-14th June 2020. Programme and tickets go online on April 15th at www.watermans.org.uk. However, not without continuing yet another unforgettable film day in Berlin, at the Angermünde venue, on Friday 7th August 2020.