2015 Film Festival

On Saturday 3 October, 2015 we launched a one-day film festival – Short Hot Flush – screening films by or about women over 50 in Exeter Street Hall, Brighton.

SHFFF poster by Rosie Haine
SHFFF poster by Rosie Haine

Opening: Clara Bow by Alice Denny

Screening 1: 50 & Beyond

Working Metal – Terry Wragg
Fashioning the Sixties – Jackie Goode
*Bingo! – Robin Haig
Invisible Skin – Linnéa  Havilan
Cotton Club Dancing – Lou Trigg
Keeping Time – Ruth Schocken Katz
The ‘Making of’ Judge for Yourself – Vilte Vaitkute
Lovely Alice Poet – Fox Fisher & Lewis Hancox
Arty Anne – Marcin Walczak
Portrait of R.N. – Stuart Pound
The Campaigner – Rebecca Brand

Screening 2: Love & Loss

A Box of Memories – Rosie Haine
Home Movie – Caroline Pick
Sewing Solutions – Marc Beidul
Female Masculinity Appreciation Society – Jac Nunns & Angie West
Microscope – Michal Dzierza
Ban an Farraige (Woman of the Sea) – Trisha McCrae
E215. – Scott Willis
Necromance – Becca Johanson
Mend and Make Do – Bexie Bush

Panel event: Women Over 50 in Film – Where have we come from? Where are we going?
Rebecca Kesby – BBC World Service – in conversation with:
Jane GrantOld Women in Film group
Jennifer Granville – Leeds Beckett University, CINAGE project – teaching filmmaking to over 65s
Sophie Mayer – Author of The Cinema of Sally Potter: A Politics of Love
Jill Nicholls – Documentary maker Tammy Wynette: ‘Til I Can Make It on My Own; Fatwa: Salman’s Story; The Vivian Maier Mystery

Screening 3: Earth, Wind & Fire & Water

The Farmer’s Wife – Francis Lee
My Inflatable Friend – Sara Chambers & Bev Zalcok
Swimming Pool – Rowena Fletcher
The Polling Station – Helen Selka
One Old Woman Up In a Tree – Hazel Chandler
Gerald’s Best Client – Geoff Ward & Stephanie Wessell
Ella & The Blind Witch – Michael A Cimpher


Prizes donated by Brighton Sausage Company, Brush BrightonInhouse Space, Julie McKittrick, Nicolas Smithfield, Painting Pottery Café, Picturehouse Duke of York’s, Sixty-Seven and Smokehouse@7Dials


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Awards ceremony:

Prizes awarded for best animation, best documentary, best drama and audience choice.

Prizes donated by Mother’s Ruin and Picturehouse Duke of York’s



And throughout the whole day the most delicious sustenance was provided by Raw Rhubarb and Seven Bees Café.

* Where films or trailers are available publicly, links to them are included.

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