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.
WOFFF addresses the ageism and sexism many women face in the film industry. We screen films celebrating older women on both sides of the camera. We believe inclusive spaces to watch films together and conversations between generations of women can help make older and younger women feel less isolated 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.
WOFFF aims to:
- showcase outstanding work of older women on screen and behind the camera
- create a film community centred around older women
- help combat isolation and loneliness in older women
At WOFFF we are:
| age-positive | inclusive | friendly | intersectional | empowering | accessible
WOFFF 2015 – 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.
Thanks to everyone who made WOFFF18 such a great success! See you all at Depot in 2019.
WOFFF19 submissions have now closed. We’ll be open for submissions for WOFFF20 in early 2020.
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 and check back in Jan 2020 for info on how to submit to our next festival.
Best of the Fest UK Tour
The WOFFF Best of the Fest programme is on tour around the UK in 2019. Here’s where we’re visiting soon. Tickets via the venue websites when available. If you’re in the neighbourhood, come and see us. We’d love to meet you!
12 Sept | Depot | Lewes
27 – 29 Sept | Leytonstone Loves Film | London | This is a non-ticketed, FREE weekend of films
Autumn | Fabrica | Brighton
Here’s where we’ve been so far this year:
3 February | Mother’s Ruin Gin Palace | London
6 March | Quarterhouse |Folkestone
8 March | Ceredigion Museum | Aberystwyth
9 March | The Magic Lantern | Tywyn
11 May | Towner Art Gallery | Eastbourne