WOFFF21 digital programme

The essential WOFFF21 guide is here!

Dive into our easy-to-navigate digital booklet highlighting the 57 international, independent films screening at this year’s festival. Learn more about the makers creating these fascinating documentaries, dramas, animation and experimental films. Find out what’s in store in the WOFFF annual lecture online and the all-female panel event.

You can download this programme as a PDF here.


Here’s the incredible female-over-50 talent in each WOFFF21 film – on screen or behind the camera or both!

FilmDirector/sWOFFF connection
(S)kinSophie Jane BancroftDocumentary subject & writer Sophie Jane Bancroft
#DaughterFailKrissy MahanAnimation subject Carol Mahan. Writer & director Krissy Mahan
1000 DaysJeanette Rourke & Ron BambridgeDocumentary subject Sangeeta Mahajan. Director Jeanette Rourke
a:dressClare UnsworthWriter Leah Thorn
Although I am retiredFeng Tian XunLead actor Danni Liang
And YetLucretia Knapp & Lynne YamamotoExperimental subject, producer & director Lynne Yamamoto. Producer & director Lucretia Knapp
Athens, My City – My ‘hoodStavroula Logothettis Director Stavroula Logothettis
Being Me In The Current AmericaDmae RobertsLead actor Shareen Jacobs. Writer Josie Seid. Director & producer Dmae Roberts
ClearingKaren KaejaExperimental subject & director Karen Kaeja
Dutchess of the Sea Mayke Pels & Sanne KranenborgDocumentary subjects Bela Evers, Désirée Kranenborg, Astrid Janse, Remke van Kleij
Edith Gibson has 3000 DollsDaisy LawlessDocumentary subject Edith Gibson
El Habbasa – Fishing Net Dania ElmorDocumentary subject Wafaa Ghareeb EL Salmon
From A Strange Land Caroline SteinbeisLead actor Deborah Findlay
From pasture into hands Thury Bara BirgisdottirDocumentary subject Olil Amble. Director Thury Bara Birgisdottir
Grandma’s Visit Katie TuckwellAnimation subject, Grandma
In Search of Times Past Aya ChouaibDocumentary subject Sultana Cheaib
Inside Jemma Cholawo & Lois NormanWriter, producer & director Lois Norman
Joy UncensoredNatasha HawthornthwaiteDocumentary subject Joy France
Lay Me Low Marlene MillarExperimental subject & producer Sandy Silva. Director Marlene Millar
Locked Down in West LeedsLeeds Animation WorkshopDirector Leeds Animation Workshop
Ma Anne Marie KellyLead actor, writer, producer & director Anne Marie Kelly
Mid Life: The Skin We’re InLucy RichardsonDocumentary subjects Jacqui Beckford, Claire Hodgson & Karen Spicer. Director Lucy Richardson
Miss Alma Thomas: A Life in ColorCheri GaulkeDocumentary subject Alma W. Thomas. Director Cheri Gaulke
Missed Call Victoria MapplebeckDocumentary subject & director Victoria Mapplebeck
Mitta Has Been Masking Darby BaileyExperimental subject & director Darby Bailey
MORS DAG Jeanine B. FrostLead actor Mette Lisby
Mother Gal KinanDirector Gal Kinan
Nanakorobi (Seven Falls) Glenna Burmer & Gaby BreiterWriter, producer & director Glenna Burmer
Nene 30King Louie PalomoLead actor Flora Gasser.
Night Drive Despina AthanassiadisLead actor Marina Tomé
nudinits – Bernard and Barbara’s Big Ding Dong Sarah SimiDirector Sarah Simi
One for the Road Eileen TraceyLead actor Lynn Hunter
Oranges & Lemons Robyn GraceWriter, producer & director Robyn Grace
Salvaged Love Gisela NadasyLead actor Katarina Bothén. Writer, producer & director Gisela Nadasy
Screaming Goddess Cally TrenchAnimation subject & director Cally Trench
Something Borrowed Micky WoznyAnimation subject Violet
Stay with Her Yang Chen Lead actor Yuxiang Yang
Takeaway Lou SumrayDirector Lou Sumray
The Birth Of Valerie Venus Sarah CliftLead actor Jane Guernier
The Blue Bed Alireza KazemipourLead actor Anahita Eghbalnejad
The Exit Plan Angus WilkinsonLead actor Marcia Warren
The Isobel Imprint Ali GrantDirector Ali Grant
The Last Celebration Adrián RamosLead actor Martha Morales
The Leaving Party Milly Garnier & Emily BrayLead actor Caroline Blakiston
The Man At the Bottom Of the Garden Paul BlinkhornLead actor Denise Black
The Personal is Political Carol HarrisonWriter & director Carol Harrison
The piano forest Eva Sjöblom, Åsa LinderDirector Eva Sjöblom
The PRATT in the HAT Susan HillaryDocumentary subject Dr Frances Pratt. Writer & director Susan Hillary
The Scarecrows Dan HodgsonDocumentary subject Tsukimi Ayano
There’s a reason people don’t swim in dresses Andrew BrooksAnimation subject & writer Sally Tissington
There’s Your Ready Girl Deborah C. Hoard & Rachel FerroDocumentary subject Dorothy Cotton. Producer & director Deborah C. Hoard
Through the Looking Glass Morgane PolanskiLead actor Dame Sian Phillips. Producer Anne Beresford
Trapped by Plastic Anny TubbsDocumentary subject Mandy Barker. Director Anny Tubbs
Trees Rosie MorrisDocumentary subject Sarah Perry
Turf Kiri MitchellAnimation subject the older woman. Writer, producer & Kiri Mitchell
Walks With Me Kati KallioExperimental subject Ritva Kattelus. Writer & director Kati Kallio
When I become who I am Lene KammExperimental subject & director Lene Kamm