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At Women Over 50 Film Festival we celebrate the work of older women on both sides of the camera. We look to them to drive our stories – as film-makers and performers.

We launched on Thursday 14 September at Picturehouse Duke of York’s, followed by two days of films, Q&As, talks and workshops at The Sallis Benney Theatre in the University of Brighton on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 September.

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A little bit of WOFFF herstory

In 2015 we held our first prototype festival – Short Hot Flush. We screened 27 international short films, hosted a panel event and awarded prizes for best animation, best drama and best documentary and the audience choice film.


In 2016 we screened 44 international short films, hosted an all-female panel event and a beginners’ filmmaking workshop. Find out more about the films we screened here.

Want to submit a film? 

We’re closed for submissions for 2017. When we’re open again, early in 2018, here’s what you need to know:

For a film to be eligible for submission to WOFFF it has follow one of these two simple rules. The film has to have a women over 50 at its centre OR have a woman over 50 in the core creative team (writer, director or producer). Head over to our submissions page for full details on how to enter your film to Women Over 50 Film Festival.