2015 Film Festival

In 2015 we launched a one-day film festival – Short Hot Flush – screening films by or about women over 50.

SHFFF poster by Rosie Haine
SHFFF poster by Rosie Haine

Here’s what happened in Exeter St Hall, Brighton on Saturday 3 October 2015:

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

Raffle:

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

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

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