2019 submissions

WOFFF 2019 submissions are now closed. Filmmakers, we’ll be letting you  to know in early August if we’ll be screening your film at WOFFF19.

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?

2019 submissions open on 11 January and close on 15 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’re offering a Student Prize for a second year 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.


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

2019 Key dates 

11 Jan – Submissions open

11 Jan – 11 Feb – Earlybird submissions – $16.50

12 Feb – 16 June – Regular submissions – $22.00

17 June – 15 July – Late submissions – $27.50

15 July – Submissions close

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