We continue to hear good things from the film submissions platform FilmFreeway. In May filmmakers ranked us in the top 2% of all film festivals and contests in the world listed on FilmFreeway. We’ve been given this same top rating every month since February this year! Thanks for this brilliant badge of honour, folks.
Congratulations! Your festival has ranked as one of the Top 100 Best Reviewed Festivals on FilmFreeway! According to reviews from real FilmFreeway users, your festival ranks in the top 2% of more than 6,000 film festivals and creative contests around the world.
Head over to our submissions page for full details on how to enter your film to Women Over 50 Film Festival 2019.
Here’s how our submissions map looked at the close of 2018’s submissions:
We were excited to see so much blue on our map. It’s great having filmmakers from Brazil, Bulgaria, Georgia, India, Israel, Indonesia and Kazakhstan and submitting work to us for the first time, as well as seeing filmmakers from Canada, USA and UK and Spain submitting work to us again.
Our selection team is busy watching all the submissions now and putting the programme together for WOFFF19. we aim to let filmmakers know their films’ status by August 2019.
In 2018 WOFFF introduced a Student Prize to encourage younger filmmakers to actively consider older women and to collaborate with them when writing, casting and directing their films. Prizes for the winning student film include £200 cash, a winner’s certificate and the film’s being part of WOFFF’s Best of the Fest Tour which screens in cinemas and community venues around the UK.
We’re proud to have introduced free student submissions . Campaigns like #TimesUp and #MeToo highlight how much festivals like WOFFF are needed. At WOFFF we want to play a part in the fight for gender and age equality and this new initiative has clearly encouraged students to join us in this to and become part of the WOFFF community. We’re delighted to announced that we’ve received more than 50 student submissions this year.
In 2019 we’re continuing to offer free submissions for students and are on the look out for another sponsor for our student cash prize. More news when we have it!
WOFFF has continued its commitment to screening a diversity of older women’s voices worldwide with its bursary fund which was available to assist a small number of filmmakers to submit work to WOFFF 2109. In previous years we have helped filmmakers from the Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Korea, Egypt, Iran, Singapore to submit their film without a submission fee.
For further information about our submission bursary, please contact us at info (at) wofff (dot) co (dot) uk