Women Over 50 Film Festival (WOFFF) champions and showcases the work of older women on screen and behind the camera with an annual short film festival and year round events and film screenings. We aim to address the double whammy of ageism and sexism many older women face in the film industry by screening films which celebrate older women on both sides of the camera. We believe that inclusive spaces to watch films together and conversations between generations of women can help make older and younger women feel less isolated and lonely and feel more connected.
WOFFF is a volunteer-led and volunteer-run Community Interest Company. We’re a friendly, inclusive bunch and would love you to become part of our community. Everyone is welcome at WOFFF. Anyone can submit a film to WOFFF or attend our events: there’s no upper age limit and all genders are invited to submit films and come to our festival.
Our next festival will be 20 – 23 September 2018 in Picturehouse Duke of York’s in Brighton, the oldest cinema in continuous use in Britain, and Depot a new independent 3-screen cinema with café restaurant, bar, education room, editing suite and garden in Lewes, East Sussex.
Film submissions are open from 1 March until 31 July. For a film to be eligible for submission to WOFFF it has follow this simple rule. The film has to have a woman over 50 at its centre on screen OR have a woman over 50 in the core creative team (writer, director or producer). Head over to Filmfreeway for full details on how to enter your film to Women Over 50 Film Festival 2018.
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 the top four films.
In 2016 we screened 44 international short films, hosted an all-female panel event and a beginners’ filmmaking workshop, as well as awarded prizes for the top five films. Find out more here.
In our 2017 festival we screened 55 international short films, hosted an all-female panel event and 8 workshops, along with awards for the top films, including an Audience Choice Award. Find out more here.