Everything you need to know about WOFFF22

An older women wearing spectacles sits writing at a desk. Text says: Everything you need to know about WOFFF22. Image caption: Lilian Cathy Tyson WOFFF22

The Women Over 50 Film Festival returns this month, and here’s a handy guide of everything you need to know about WOFFF22, both online and in person.

WOFFF22 Online

When: 9 September – 30 September 2022.

Where: Online on the Eventive platform

What: 53 short films made by or about women over 50, submitted by filmmakers from all over the world.

There’s also a free lecture, Up Close and Personal: Kathryn Bigelow – A Visionary Director, with Dr Pheasant-Kelly. In this short illustrated talk, Dr Pheasant-Kelly will discuss the work of Kathryn Bigelow, the first women director to achieve an Academy Award, and the strategies that she employs, both filmicand otherwise, that may have contributed to this success.

Why: Representation matters! We want to see more older women on screen, behind the camera and in major decision making positions in the film industry.

Tickets: You can get a Festival Pass for £25, which will give you access to all the films online from 9 September – 30 September. Concessions are available. Buy tickets here.

If you’d like to attend WOFFF22 online and would benefit from some support with the cost of the festival pass, get in touch with us via email info@wofff.co.uk and we may be able to allocate you a complimentary festival pass.

WOFFF22 in person

When: Saturday 24 September

Where: Depot, Lewes, an independent cinema that has been our home in recent years.

What: 22 short films chosen for the festival (split into three programmes), a panel event and the Filmmaker Awards ceremony.

Why: We believe inclusive spaces to watch films together, and hold conversations between generations of women, can help make older and younger women feel less isolated and more connected.

Tickets: You can get a WOFFF22 All Day Pass for £20, which gives you access to all of the paid WOFFF events on the day. You can also buy tickets for the three programmes or the panel event individually for £7.50 each. Concessions are available. Buy tickets here.

Filmmaker Awards: On Saturday 24 September, we host our annual awards programme. Categories include best animation, best drama, best documentary, best experimental film, best student film, best short script and the audience choice award.