2020 submissions

WOFFF 2020 submissions are now closed.

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?

2020 submissions open on 4 January and close on 25 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 your 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 we offer a Student Prize to encourage this dialogue to open up further.

Festival Director, Nuala O’Sullivan says, “At WOFFF we want to make a difference in the fight for gender and age equality and we hope this new initiative will encourage emerging and student filmmakers to consider older women as cast and crew when they’re creating work.”

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

Short Scripts

The WOFFF short script competition returns for the second year open with Shedunnit Productions our key partner sponsoring again for this competition.
The competition is open to as-yet unproduced, complete short drama scripts, under five minutes, centring on a woman over 50 or written by a woman over 50.
Full details can be found here.


At WOFFF we’re committed to screening a diversity of older women’s voices worldwide. A bursary fund is available to assist filmmakers to submit work to WOFFF. Since its introduction WOFFF has offered bursaries to filmmakers with work from Afghanistan, Egypt, Germany, Iran, Korea, Nepal, Sri Lanka, UK and USA to enable them to 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

2020 Key dates 

4 Jan – Submissions open

4 Jan – 10 Feb – Earlybird submissions – $20.00

11 Feb – 15 June – Regular submissions – $25.00

16 June – 15 July – Late submissions – $30.00

25 July – Submissions close

5 Aug – Filmmakers notified if their film will screen at WOFFF20

Discounts on Earlybird, Regular and Late submissions are available to FilmFreeway Gold Members. Info on how to become FilmFreeway Gold Member here.