The gala opening on International Womens Day will be introduced by Jerry Hall and include a programme of international shorts. The festival will close with a gala presentation of Sherrybaby, including a Q&A with director Laurie Collyer.
Other features in the programme will include Hilary Brougher's Stephanie Daley, So Yong Kim's In Between Days, Dorota Kediersawska's I Am, and the UK premieres of Sarah Polley's Away From Her, Christina Commencini's Don't Tell, Emily Atef's Molly's Way and Alante Kavaite's Fissures (Ecoute Le Temps).
Documentaries will include Barbara Kopple's Shut Up And Sing: Dixie Chicks, Jauretsi Saizarbitoria's East Of Havana, and Roz Mortimer's Invisible.
Other sections are devoted to silent film and avant-garde music, a selection of films by women from developing countries (with ActionAid), UK and international shorts, a discussion about the crossover between visual art and film, bring-a-baby screenings, music videos and more.