Women Walk Home

Cannes Docs

Women Walk Home

Original title: Women Walk Home

Directed by: Stephanie Andreou

Produced by: Adrián Gutiérrez (Past Tense Films, Mexico)

Country of production: Cyprus, Mexico, France

Runtime: 80'

Expected release: January, 2026

Production stage: Development

Budget: €683 232 (7% in place)

1st feature: Yes

Looking for: Co-producers, Funding, Buyers, Distributors


Women Walk Home follows the filmmaker’s pilgrimage home to unearth a forgotten anti-occupation movement in her homeland of Cyprus. Using rescued archives of the refugees’ fight to return home after they were forcibly displaced, she reconnects with her home, exploring the beauty of resistance and the necessity of coming back.




Director’s profile:

Stephanie is a filmmaker currently based in Los Angeles and Cyprus. Her films often explore anti-imperialism, survival and zombie late capitalism. She has worked as an editor for eleven years on documentaries that have screened at Sundance, True/False, Tribeca and New York Film Festival as well as Academy Award nominated for Best Feature Documentary – TIME. She has been a fellow with Karen Schmeer Film Editing, Sundance and the True/False Film Festival and Catapult Film Fund Rough Cut Retreat. She’s received support from The Gotham, New York State Council for the Arts and Sundance for her film Freedom is a Place. Her debut feature documentary, WOMEN WALK HOME, has been pitched at Ji.hlava International Documentary Festival’s New Vision Forum, AGORA – Thessaloniki Pitching Forum, and as part of NBC’s Original Voices Program at DOCNYC and has received three awards.




Producer’s profile:

Mexican documentary filmmaker and archival producer working in international co-productions with USA, Canada, and Europe. Some of his credits include Co-Producer and Archival Producer for FRIDA (Amazon), Archival Producer for CHAVELA (Netflix), Emmy-winning THE LAST OUT (POV), Associate Producer for SIQUEIROS: WALLS OF PASSION (PBS), and Field Producer for ENEMIES OF THE STATE (IFC Films) and Emmy-nominated KINGDOM OF SHADOWS (POV). In 2022, he created Past Tense, a documentary production company, film archive, and research agency. In 2023, he was one of DOCNYC’s 40 Under 40 honorees.


Co-Producer’s profile:

Rémi Grellety is an Oscar-nominated, Emmy, Peabody, César, and BAFTA winner film producer. For 15 years he produced Raoul Peck’s films at Velvet Film (Paris, New York), including I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO (2016, Toronto and Berlin), the HBO miniseries, EXTERMINATE ALL THE BRUTES (2021) as well as SILVER DOLLAR ROAD (2023, TIFF) for Amazon Studios. He has then founded Warboys Films. His last production, SOUNDTRACK TO A COUP D’ETAT by Johan Grimonprez, won a Special Jury Award for Cinematic Innovation at Sundance 2024. Rémi Grellety is an Oscar-nominated, Emmy, Peabody, César, and BAFTA winner film producer. His credits include Raoul Peck’s I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO (2016), SILVER DOLLAR ROAD (2023, Amazon Studios); Vincent Kelner’s A TASTE OF WHALE (2022), Johan Grimonprez’s SOUNDTRACK TO A COUP D’ETAT (Special Jury Award at Sundance 2024).

Sara Skrodzka is a Paris-based producer. She is a partner at Warboys Films, founded by Oscar-nominee Rémi Grellety. Among the company’s films are A TASTE OF WHALE by Vincent Kelner (CPH:DOX, 2022) and Johan Grimonprez’s feature documentary, SOUNDTRACK TO A COUP D’ETAT, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival 2024 and won World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award, Best documentary at Sofia International Film Festival 2024 and Audience Award at Thessaloniki International Film Festival 2024.