While we’re socially isolating because of COVID-19 and not able to meet in cinemas or other communal venues in the real world, we want to keep connected with you virtually, so we’re hosting “watchalongs” and we’d love you to join us!
What is a “watchalong”? A watchalong happens when people agree to watch a particular film separately (usually in their own house) at an agreed time, and then chat about it online with other people afterwards.
Click here to learn more with our watchalongs FAQs.
Feature film selection
We select feature films for watchalongs which follow the WOFFF rule of having an older woman in front of or behind the camera and which are free for people to access for people in Britain and Northern Ireland. So we’re not selecting films from Netflix, Amazon or other paying platforms. This free-to-view element is a key one for us at WOFFF because we don’t want anyone to feel excluded because of cost. And, of course, if you are outside Britain, you can still join us by accessing the film on dvd or via one of the paid-for streaming platforms.
We’re also sharing Women Over 50 Film Festival short films as part of our watchalong events so you can enjoy some of the great shorts we’ve screened at WOFFF over the years.
We’re delighted so many filmmakers have joined us in our #WOFFFWatchalongs. They’ve created their own introductions to their films and shared them with us. we’ve heard from filmmakers in Scotland, Italy, USA. You can watch all our Films Talks here:
What we’ve watched in our #WOFFFWatchalongs
Here’s what we’ve been watching from March to July 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic. Follow the links below to see the viewing schedule for each Watchalong. All of the Film Talks are still available and some of the shorts and some of the feature films are still available.
|26 Mar||FILMS STARS DON’T DIE IN LIVERPOOL|
|09 Apr||MADE IN DEGENHAM|
|16 Apr||QUEEN OF VERSAILLES|
|23 Apr||CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA|
|30 Apr||THE BLING RING|
|7 May||MINDING THE GAP: AN AMERICAN SKATE BOARDING STORY|
|14 May||ROOM WITH A VIEW|
|21 May||KATE NASH: UNDERESTIMATE THE GIRL|
|28 May||PUSSY RIOT: A PUNK PRAYER|
|04 Jun||FROM SCOTLAND WITH LOVE|
|11 Jun||THE FAREWELL|
|18 Jun||FISHING FOR LOVE: HOW TO CATCH A THAI BRIDE|
|25 Jun||HIGH LIFE|
|2 Jul||ELLA FITZGERALD: JUST ONE OF THOSE THINGS|
|9 Jul||THINGS TO COME|
|16 Jul||THE LADY IN THE VAN|
FILM FEELS CONNECTED
Watchalongs in June and July are part of FilmFeelsConnected, a UK-wide cinema season, supported by the National Lottery and BFI Film Audience Network. Explore all films and events at filmfeels.co.uk