WOFFF 2018 submissions are now closed. We’ll be open in early 2019 on Filmfreeway for next year’s festival.

Who’s eligible?

Everyone is eligible to submit a film to Women Over 50 Film Festival. There’s no upper or lower age limit and it’s not only open to women. As long as your film centres on a woman over 50 or part of your core creative team is female and over 50, your film is eligible.

When can I submit my film?

2018 submissions open on 1 March and close on 31 July.

The small print 

To be eligible for Women Over 50 Film Festival your film must:

  • have a woman over 50 at its centre 


  • be made by a female filmmaker (writer, director or producer) over 50

Your film should

  1. be under 15 minutes for animation or experimental films
  2. be under 20 minutes for dramas
  3. be under 25 minutes for documentaries 

And you film should also

  • be in English or have English sub-titles

Our submissions are  hosted by Filmfreeway which offers free HD online screeners, unlimited video storage, digital press kits and more.

Student Prize

At WOFFF we aim to increase conversations between generations and although we know not all students are young people, many students are, and this year we’re introducing a Student Prize to encourage this dialogue to open up further.

Festival Director, Nuala O’Sullivan says, “We’re proud to be introducing free student submissions this year. Campaigns like #TimesUp and #MeToo highlight how much festivals like WOFFF are needed. At WOFFF we want to make a difference in the fight for gender and age equality and we hope this new initiative will encourage students to be part of the WOFFF community.”

Full details on how to submit can be found, along with our regular submissions on Filmfreeway.


At WOFFF we’re committed to screening a diversity of older women’s voices worldwide. A bursary fund is available to assist a small number of filmmakers to submit work to WOFFF. In 2017 WOFFF offered bursaries to filmmakers with work from Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Korea, Egypt and Iran so they could submit their film without a submission fee.

To apply for a submission bursary, please request further information by contacting us at  info (at) wofff (dot) co (dot) uk

2018 Key dates 

1 March– Submissions open

1 March – 31 March – Earlybird submissions – $15.00

1 April – 30 June – Regular submissions – $20.00

1 July – 31 July – Late submissions – $25.00

31 July – Submissions close

 WOFFF is a Community Interest Company: Number: 11057739 | Registered in England and Wales