2018 Programme

Full WOFFF18 programme here 


11:00 Programme 1: Absolutely on the Borderline    

Tickets forProgramme 1 here

Trailer for Programme 1 For Muriel

12:55 Programme 2: Try Not to Die  

Tickets for Programme 2 here

Trailer for Programme 2 Edek

16:20 Programme 3: Come you Spirits

Tickets for Programme 3 here

Trailer for Programme 3 What a Peaceful Day

18:20 Programme 4: The Moon Behind the Clouds

Tickets for Programme 4 here

Trailer for Programme 4 THE VEST


11:00 Programme 5: The Knowing 

Tickets for Programme 5 here

Trailer for Programme 5 READY TO GO

12:55 Programme 6: Always Hiding From Me

Tickets for Programme 6 here

Trailers for Programme 6 Back Home

16:25 Programme 7: Spirit of Rebellion

Tickets for Programme 7 here

Trailer for Programme 7 Brethren

18:20 Programme 8: Holy Horns of Consecration    

Tickets for Programme 8 here

Trailer for Programme 8 Gloria’s Call


All-day all-films Saturday passes here

All-day all-films Sunday passes here

All-weekend all-films  passes here



14:50 Weaving Stories

Rebecca Kesby (BBC World Service) in conversation with an all-female panel of working artists, filmmaking professionals and academics.

Tickets are free but places must be reserved here



14:50 Your Age Is One Of My Favourite Things About You

The Ageing Romcom Heroine in the Films of Nancy Meyers

Romcoms are widely held to be one of the most conservative of genres, yet Nancy Meyers’s films illustrate how romantic comedy has become a crucial space in Hollywood for exploring the lives of older women typically erased on screen. With particular attention to SOMETHING’S GOTTA GIVE and ITS’ COMPLICATED this lecture by Dr Deborah Jermyn will examine how and why Meyers and her films have been widely undermined by popular criticism.

Tickets are free but places must be reserved here



13:00 Workshop 1: Living Well Dying Well

Aly Dickinson from End of Life Doula UK on one of life’s key questions – how would you like your dying to be so you can get on and live? Aly is one of the doulas featured in WOFFF18 documentary HOLDING SPACE by Rebecca Kenyon.

Tickets for Workshop 1 here


16:30 Workshop 2: About time: Ageing women, (in)visibility and the ‘old lady revolution’ in Fabulous Fashionistas (Sue Bourne, 2013)

University of Roehampton academic, Dr. Deborah Jermyn, on the documentary FABULOUS FASHIONISTAS by Sue Bourne, a documentary about six women with an average age of 80 and the joy they take in clothes, style and dressing up, resisting widespread cultural pressures to fade into invisibility. This workshop will reference WOFFF18 documentary THE PAST IS ANOTHER COUNTRY by Magda Rakita.

Tickets for Workshop 2 here

18:30 Workshop 3:  Three Score Dance Creative Dance

Round off your Saturday at WOFFF18 with an energising workshop, led by local dancer and instructor, Rosaria Gracia from Dance Lewes. An exploration of movement with body conditioning techniques to loosen the body, followed by a dance session bringing different dance styles. This is a fun, invigorating and inclusive dance session open to all abilities. This is a dance and movement workshop. Chairs are provided for anyone who wants to participate while sitting.

Tickets for Workshop 3 here


13:00 Workshop 4: Making a Film on Your Smart Phone

By the end of this session with BBC Journalism trainer, Deirdre Mulcahy, you’ll be able to confidently shoot well framed video with professional looking interviews and have a basic understanding of the building blocks of visual storytelling. No jargon, no physics, no maths, no lens theory – just fun.

“One of the best workshops. More please. Practical, fun, empowering”

Tickets for Workshop 4 here

16:30 Workshop 5: Editing a Film on Your Smart Phone

By the end of this session with BBC Journalism trainer, Deirdre Mulcahy,  you’ll be able to edit a simple short video with music, learning the skills needed to be able to upload a video to a social media site.

No filming or editing experience is necessary. This is a fun and well-paced session and there will be no pressure to do anything with the material on the day, but you will be able and confident to edit a simple video in the future.

In order for the session to be effective, before arriving at the workshop you should download the free app Quik, which is available from the App Store for iPhones, and Google Play for Android.

It’s important that you have some video material already recorded on your phone in order the get the best out of the session. If you are attendingDeirdre’s earlier workshop (Making a Film on Your Smart Phone), you will have some recorded content you can use.

Tickets for Workshop 5 here




At WOFFF we want everyone to be able to participate in our festival no matter their budget or circumstances. So as well as hosting three days of WOFFF films and events for paying audience members, we’re also hosting an afternoon of free events – films and a workshop – for elder women (women over 60) in the local Lewes area, particularly for women who are D/deaf, Hard of Hearing and/or socio-economically disadvantaged.

This screening will also be dementia friendly which means the room we’re screening in will be quite light, people will be free to come as they please and to get up and walk about and talk during the films if they fancy.

WOFFF would love to welcome you to this event. Please contact the festival at info (at) wofff (dot) co (dot) uk if you or someone you know would like to attend this afternoon of short films and a workshop. This is a non-ticketed event. You must be on the guest list to attend.

Details of this afternoon of free activities is available here:


20:00 Banquet at Depot

Round off your Saturday evening at WOFFF18 sharing a delicious meal with other WOFFFers. A chance to catch up with old friends and make new ones over plates of tasty Depot treats and discuss all you’ve seen and experienced at WOFFF so far. Tickets for banquet – here


10:00 Filmmakers’ Networking Breakfast

Meet other film professionals over coffee and pastries before the film programmes kick off at 11AM. This is an invite-only event for filmmakers on both sides of the camera. Please let us know if you’d like to attend.

Thanks to Norton Rose Fulbright for sponsoring this networking event.