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 – 2017
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.
Click this programme image to see inside the full WOFFF18 programme.
Thanks to everyone who made WOFFF18 such a great success! See you all at Depot in 2019.
Here’s our WOFFF 2018 highlights reel
Film submissions are open until 15 July 2019. 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 2019.
Best of the Fest UK Tour
The WOFFF Best of the Fest programme is on tour all around the UK. Here’s where we’ve been so far in 2019:
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
And here’s where we’re visiting soon. Tickets via the venue websites when available
Summer | Home | Manchester
Autumn | Fabrica | Brighton
12 Sept | Depot | Lewes
If you’re in the neighbourhood, come and see us. We’d love to meet you!