Aug 2017: Huge thanks to everyone who’s submitted work to us this year. Once again we’ve been blown away by the depth and breath of talent on show. Our selection team is busy viewing all the submissions and will be making their selections over the new few weeks. We’ll let you know if your film has been selected as soon as we can.

Submissions for our next festival will be open on FilmFreeway early in 2018.

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?

Our 2017 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 OR be made by a female filmmaker (writer, director or producer) over 50
  • be under 20 minutes for animation, drama or experimental films or under 30 minutes for documentaries 
  • be in English or have English sub-titles

Our 2017 submissions are  hosted by Filmfreeway which offers free HD online screeners, unlimited video storage, digital press kits and more.

2017 Key dates 

1 March– Submissions open

1 March – 31 May – Earlybird submissions – $10.00

1 June – 30 June – Regular submissions – $15.00

1 July – 31 July – Late submissions – $20.00