Call for volunteers

We’re looking for about 20 friendly volunteers with great communication skills to join the WOFFF team. You’ll help usher guests into the cinema, answer visitor questions, manage guest lists and much more besides. This is a great opportunity to gain some experience of film festivals, meet new people and make new friends, as well as see some great films.

Volunteers will be based at The Sallis Benney Theatre in the University of Brighton and will be provided with a free volunteer t-shirt. As a thank you for helping us, we will give you one free ticket to a screening of your choice, last minute entry to other screenings or workshops if places are available and £10 per day to cover your travel and food.

To apply, please complete our Volunteer Application form here.

If you have any questions, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator Charlotte at

WOFFF 2016 volunteer ushers


Submissions have now closed for 2017. Huge thanks to all the filmmakers who sent in films. We’ll be letting you know soon if your film will be screening at WOFFF 2017.

Here’s our submissions map at the close of submssions:

We’re excited to see so much blue in our map. It’s great to have filmmakers from Afghanistan, Iran and Egypt submitting work to us for the first time.

If you are or you know any filmmakers from the grey areas in our map, please help us get the word out and help WOFFF be even more blue next year.

Save the dates

We’re getting over 50 short films, talks, filmmakers’ Q&As and workshops ready for you to enjoy at this year’s WOFFF.  So save the dates – Thursday 14 September and Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 September. Our festival venues this year are Picturehouse Duke of York’s and the Sallis Benney Theatre, University of Brighton.

More info about this year’s festival here, and you can book your tickets here.

Upcoming screenings

Our next screening after WOFFF17 is the lesbian romantic classic Dessert Hearts. We co-screening this with our friends at Eyes Wide Open Cinema on 27 September at 8:00 PM.

Eyes Wide Open Cinema is teaming up with the University of Sussex’s Centre for the Study of Sexual Dissidence and Centre for American Studies, to bring you a season of pioneering American queer cinema at Fabrica Gallerybeginning with Donna Deitch’s landmark 1985 drama Desert Hearts.

The film will have closed captions (English subtitles especially for D/deaf or hard of hearing attendees) and the event will have British Sign Language interpretation.


Desert Hearts