Women Over 50 Film Festival

Q: What are dates, times and venue of WOFFF19 screenings and workshops? 
A: WOFFF19 runs from Friday 20 to Sunday 22 September.

Friday 20 Sept we will host an elders’ afternoon – with a workshop and a programme of short films. These events are invitation only and are aimed particularly at older women who are socio-economically disadvantaged. These events will be free for participants.

Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 Sept are the main WOFFF19 dates – at Depot, Lewes, BN7 2JS.

What: WOFFF19 with 8 programmes of 51 short films, 2 feature films, 4 workshops, 2 free events, 1 evening meal, 1 filmmakers’ networking breakfast, and 1 awards’ ceremony. All films in the shorts programmes feature international documentary, animation, drama and experimental films by or about women over 50. All films are subtitled. All events are BSL signed.

When: Sat 21 Sept 11 AM – 8 PM and Sun 22 Sept 11 AM – 8 PM

Q: How can I buy tickets for WOFFF19?
A: Tickets for WOFFF19 shorts programmes, feature films, workshops and events are on sale now. Visit the Depot website for more information and to book tickets.

Q: Are any events free at WOFFF19?
A: We want to make sure everyone can participate in WOFFF so, yes, there are free events at WOFFF, however, you must book tickets for these events.

Q: Are there any other events at WOFFF?
On Saturday 21 September you’re invited to our Festival Feast. This is a chance for audience members to meet filmmakers, as well as speakers, judges, workshop hosts and festival organisers, to share a meal and mull over all things WOFFF with film festival friends – old and new. BOOK HERE

Q: Where can I find accommodation if I want to attend WOFFF?
Lewes is an English county town in east Sussex nestled in the beautiful South Downs. It boasts a Norman castle, Anne of Cleaves House & Museum and plenty of pubs, shops and restaurants to keep you busy while you’re at WOFFF. Brighton, the nearest large city, is a 10 minute train ride away from Lewes.

Accommodation in Lewes
Hotels include:

Other accommodation in Lewes includes other hotels and traditional Bed and Breakfasts:

http://www.lewesbandb.co.uk and AirBnB:

Accommodation in Brighton
Lewes is just 10 minutes by train from the larger seaside city of Brighton. Hotels in Brighton include:

Traditional Bed and Breakfast places in Brighton are listed here, as well as other hotels and accommodation options:


You can find rooms or whole flats or houses in Brighton or Lewes to rent on Airbnb, UK.

Accommodation in London
Both Brighton and Lewes are one hour from London by train so staying in London and travelling in to the festival is another option. There are hundreds of hotels and B&Bs in London! Websites like opodo.co.uk and trivago.co.uk and lastminute.com have loads of hotel listings in London (as well in Brighton and Lewes). Take your pick!

Q: Is parking available at the WOFFF19 venue?
Depot is easy to get to by public transport. Depot advises not travelling by car. But if you have to, you can find info on Parking at Depot, Lewes, here.

Q: Is the WOFFF19 venue accessible?
Depot is wheelchair accessible. For more info on all their access provisions, please see Depot

Q: Are the WOFFF18 films accessible?
Thanks to National Lottery Community Fund and BFI Film Hub South East, all the shorts at WOFFF19 are subtitled and closed captioned. All the post-screening filmmaker Q&As, and other WOFFF19 events are BSL (British Sign Language) interpreted.

Depot is all on the ground floor and there are accessible ways around all minor height levels. The three auditoria; the Cafe, Restaurant, Lounge and Gallery; the toilets; the outside terraces and the garden are equally accessible to all. All signage is bold and large. There are gender neutral toilets adjacent to the restaurant.

There is a variety of seating, at different heights, including seats with arms. In the auditoria, there are well positioned wheelchair spaces with adjacent companion seats. If you’d like a tour around the building to familiarise yourself on your first visit then please get in touch with Depot and they’ll arrange this for you.

For more info on Depot’s accessibility, please visit their website here

Last updated: 9 Sept 2019