Q: What are the venues, dates and times of WOFFF18 screenings and workshops? 
A: WOFFF18 runs from Thursday 20 to Sunday 23 September.

On Thursday 20 Sept WOFFF18 launches with the Brighton premiere of the Sundance documentary, Half the Picture, followed by a Q&A: What’s Next for UK Female Film Directors?

What: HALF THE PICTURE by Amy Adrion
When: 6PM, followed by a Q&A
Where: Picturehouse Duke of York’s, BN1 4NA, Brighton.
Tickets: on sale here. Concession are available

Friday 21 Sept is an elders’ afternoon – with a workshop and a film screening. These events are invitation only and are aimed particularly at older women who are socio-economically disadvantaged. Please contact us at: info (at) wofff (dot) co (dot) uk if you are over 60 and feel you would benefit from these free events.

Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 Sept is the main WOFFF18 – at Depot, Lewes, BN7 2JS.

What: WOFFF18 with 8 programmes of 58 short films, 6 workshops, 2 free events, 1 evening meal, 1 filmmakers’ networking breakfast, 1 awards’ ceremony and 1 closing night feature film.
When: Sat 22 Sept 11 AM – 8 PM and Sun 23 Sept 11 AM – 8 PM
Tickets: on sale here.
A selection of international documentary, animation, drama and experimental films by or about women over 50:

  • Programme 1: Absolutely on the Borderline – Sat 22 Sept, 11:00
  • Programme 2: Try Not to Die – Sat 22 Sept, 12:55
  • Programme 3 Come you Spirits – Sat 22 Sept, 16:20
  • Programme 4: The Moon Behind the Clouds – Sat 22 Sept, 18:20
  • Programme 5: The Knowing – Sun 23 Sept, 11:00
  • Programme 6: Always Hiding From Me – Sun 23 Sept, 12:55
  • Programme 7: Spirit of Rebellion – Sun 23 Sept,16:25
  • Programme 8: Holy Horns of Consecration – Sun 23 Sept,18:20

Workshops offering a mixture of practical filmmaking skills and arts, crafts and education for all:

  • Workshop 1: Living Well Dying Well with Ally  Dickinson – Sat 22 Sept, 13:30
  • Workshop 2: Fabulous Fashionistas with Dr Deborah Jermyn – Sat 22 Sept, 16:30
  • Workshop 3: Dance and Movement with Rosaria Gracia – Sat 22 Sept, 18: 30
  • Workshop 4: Making a Film on Your Smart Phone with Deirdre Mulcahy – Sun 23 Sept, 13:00
  • Workshop 5: Editing a Film on Your Smart Phone with Deirdre Mulcahy – Sun 23 Sept, 16:30

Q: How can I buy tickets for WOFFF?
A: Tickets for WOFFF18 launch film Half the Picture are on sale here. Concession are available.

  • Tickets for WOFFF18 shorts programmes, workshops and Saturday night dinner – will be on sale here.
  • Tickets cost £8 for each WOFFF shorts programme and each WOFFF workshop. Concession are available
  • All-film Saturday passes are available for £28 here
  • All-film Sunday passes are available for £28 here
  • All-film weekend passes are available for £50 here

Q: Are any events free at WOFFF?
A: We want to make sure everyone can participate in WOFFF so, yes, there are free events at WOFFF, however, you must book tickets for these events.

  • Event 1 – Saturday 22 Sept 2:50 – 3:40PM – All Female Panel Event – with Rebecca Kesby (BBC World Service). Book tickets here.
  • Event 2 – Sunday 23 Sept 2:50 – 3:40PM – “Your Age is One of My Favorite Things About You” The Films of Nancy Meyers with Dr Deborah Jermyn (University of Roehampton).  Book tickets here.

Q: Are there any other events at WOFFF?
On Saturday 22 September at 8PM, we’re hosting an evening Festival Feast. This is for filmmakers, as well as audience members, speakers, judges, workshop hosts, and offers you a chance to share a meal with WOFFFers and talk over all you’ve experienced at the festival. Tickets at £15.00 per person and are available from Depot here.

Q: Where can I find accommodation if I want to attend WOFFF?
A: We have two venues for this year’s festival – Depot in Lewes and Picturehouse Duke of York’s in Brighton.

We’re launching WOFFF18 at Picturehouse Duke’s in Brighton on Thursday 20 Sept and all the other screenings and events are at in Depot in Lewes.

Brighton and Lewes are 10 minutes from each other on the train.

Accommodation in Lewes
Hotels include:

Other accommodation in Lewes includes other hotels, traditional Bed and Breakfasts:

http://www.lewesbandb.co.uk/ and AirBnB: 

Accommodation in Brighton
Lewes is just 10 minutes by train from the larger seaside city of Brighton. Hotels in Brighton include:

Traditional Bed and Breakfast places in Brighton are listed here, as well as other hotels and accommodation options:


You can find rooms or whole flats or houses in Brighton or Lewes to rent on Airbnb – Britain 

Accommodation in London
Both Brighton and Lewes are one hour from London by train so staying in London and travelling in to the festival is another option. There are hundreds of hotels and B&Bs in London! Websites like opodo.co.uk and trivago.co.uk and lastminute.com have loads of hotel listings in London (as well in Brighton and Lewes). Take your pick!

Q: Is parking available at WOFFF18 venues?
Both Duke of York’s and Depot are easy to get to by public transport. Both venues advise not travelling by car. But if you have to, you can find Duke of York, Brighton parking options here and here and info on Parking at Depot, Lewes, here.

Q: Are the WOFFF18 venues accessible?
Both Duke of York’s and Depot are wheelchair accessible. For more info on all their access provisions, please see each venue’s website: Picturehouse Duke of York’s and Depot

Q: Are the WOFFF18 films accessible?
Thanks to funding from National Lottery ‘Awards for All’ and from BFI Film Hub South East, all the shorts at WOFFF18 will be subtitled. Most of the films will also be closed captioned. Some of the foreign language films will be subtitled but not closed captioned. We’ll keep you updated on this here on this page.

All our post-screening filmmaker Q&As will be BSL (British Sign Language) interpreted. We’re aiming to have BSL interpreters at the two free events in Screen 2 (Weaving Stories All Female Panel Event with Rebecca Kesby and “Your Age is One of My Favorite Things About You” The Films of Nancy Meyers with Dr Deborah Jermyn. Watch this space for more details.

Depot is all on the ground floor and there are accessible ways around all minor height levels. The three auditoria; the Cafe, Restaurant, Lounge and Gallery; the toilets; the outside terraces and the garden are equally accessible to all. All signage is bold and large. There are gender neutral toilets adjacent to the restaurant.

There is a variety of seating, at different heights, including seats with arms. In the auditoria, there are well positioned wheelchair spaces with adjacent companion seats. If you’d like a tour around the building to familiarise yourself on your first visit then please get in touch with Depot and they’ll arrange this for you.

For more info on Depot’s accessibility, please visit their website here

Last updated: 28 Aug 2018