We were delighted to be awarded our first ever National Lottery funding in 2018. It’s great to be given such a public seal of approval for the work we do at WOFFF.
Our main spending from this award will be on subtitling many of the short films we’ll be screening at WOFFF18.
Two of our goals for WOFFF are to make the festival as inclusive as possible, and to tackle older people’s isolation. We know that as people get older a lot of them become hard of hearing. We also know that a lot of people in the D/deaf community often feel excluded from participating in the arts. With this funding we can move closer to both these goals by being able to subtitle many of our films. This will make WOFFF welcoming to D/deaf people and hard of hearing people.
We’ll continue to apply for funds to enable us to subtitle all our films. We’ll keep you posted. But for now, many, many thanks to everyone in Britain and Northern Ireland who plays The National lottery. You’ve made a huge difference to Women Over Fifty Film Festival.