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WORLDwrite’s Women: a success story wins Best International Documentary Feature at London Film Festival

WORLDwrite’s Women: a success story wins Best International Documentary Feature at London Film Festival


WORLDwrite’s latest feature-length documentary film, Women: a success story – a liberating tale for a new generation, has picked up the trophy for Best International Documentary Feature Film at the London International Motion Picture Awards (L.I.M.P.A.).

The winners were revealed at a ceremony on the evening of Saturday 25th May at Regents University in London, hosted by actress Helena Antonio. With over 3000 entries, Women: a success story emerged triumphant in the Best International Documentary Award category.

The film has already attained six festival laurels and won Best Documentary Feature at La Edge Film Festival in February and is in the running for Best Documentary at the Heart of England Film festival in June.

Commenting on the award, Ceri Dingle, WORLDwrite and the film’s director, said: “We're honoured Women: a success story has won this prestigious award. It does great credit to the volunteers in Hackney who learned to film with us and the commitment of everyone involved in the project. We want to thank all the crew as well as the 40 women who provide rousing witness testimony in the film. It just goes to show women can indeed do anything today.”

For those unfamiliar with the film, Women: a success story documents the great advances of the past 100 years and celebrates women as equals in the West today. Forged as a timeline and interwoven with archive, forty women give us a fresh perspective and tell us we have nothing to fear. From across the generations, they share their life stories, what they overcame and what’s changed. We learn of women in the cotton mills, life during the war, the 1984 miners’ strike, from outdoor loos, terry nappies and illegal abortions to pre-marital sex, freedom and making it in what was once a man’s world.

Peppered with great individual stories, including Nadine Strossen, first female president of the ACLU and Ivana Habazin, World middle weight champion boxer, the film urges us to revel in our progress and do it with men not against them.

The film will screen as part of a mini film festival at the WORLDwrite centre, in Hackney, London E5 on Saturday 15th June, at 11.45am. The charity is providing ten free seats for 16-25 year olds who email the charity at for a ticket. Otherwise tickets can be purchased here

The film is also available on DVD from Amazon here and to download from Vimeo here

Reviews of the film include this one by Radio Times film review editor Andrew Collins, which is available here:

For more information and interviews contact:
Ceri Dingle at: Tel: +44 (0)20 8985 5435

Notes to editors:
WORLDbytes is a unique online Citizen TV channel featuring reports and programmes created by young volunteers learning to shoot ’on the job’. Its programmes aim to get behind the headlines and promote a people-first perspective on a wide-range of issues. The channel’s motto is “don’t shout at the telly, change the message on it”.

WORLDbytes is run by the education charity WORLDwrite, registered charity number 1060869. The charity champions quality citizen reporting and provides free film training to make this possible.

For more information, please visit:

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201 Millfields Road, Hackney, E5 0AL

Phone: 2089855435