Our 2017 festival was 14 – 17  September 2017 in Brighton. For a full list of our WOFFF 2017 winners, see our report. 

Helen Selka (WOFFF), Fay Presto (commended documentary) and Jane Mote (Whicker’s World Foundation)

We increased in size and scope this year, moving from smaller community spaces to the larger Picturehouse House Duke of York’s and The Sallis Benney Theatre at the University of Brighton.

WOFFF 2017 launched on Thursday 14 September with Mamma Mia the feel-good gem that not only stars three strong, older women – Meryl Streep, Julie Walters and Christine Baranski – but also has three strong, older women at the helm behind the camera – writer Catherine Johnson, producer Judy Craymer and director Phyllida Lloyd.

On Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 September the festival moved along Grand Parade to the University of Brighton’s Sallis Benney Theatre for two days filled with over 50 events – film screenings, special guests, filmmaker Q&As, talks and workshops including ones on radical embroidery and making a film on your smart phone.

The festival closed on Sunday evening with an awards ceremony – jury prizes for all winning filmmakers with and an Audience Choice Award.


Quick Glance Festival Overview

WOFFF17 Film Programme Sat 16 and and 17 Sept

WOFFF17 Workshop Programme 6 Sept 17