Women Over 50 Film Festival (WOFFF) champions and showcases the work of older women on screen and behind the camera with an annual short film festival and year round events and film screenings.
WOFFF addresses the ageism and sexism many women face in the film industry. We screen films celebrating older women on both sides of the camera. We believe inclusive spaces to watch films together and conversations between generations of women can help make older and younger women feel less isolated and feel more connected.
WOFFF is a volunteer-led and volunteer-run Community Interest Company. We’re a friendly, inclusive bunch and would love you to become part of our community. Everyone is welcome at WOFFF. Anyone can submit a film to WOFFF or attend our events: there’s no upper age limit and all genders are invited to submit films and come to our festival.
WOFFF aims to:
- showcase outstanding work of older women on screen and behind the camera
- create a film community centred around older women
- help combat isolation and loneliness in older women
At WOFFF we are:
WOFFF 2015 – 2020
In 2015 we held our first prototype festival – Short Hot Flush. We screened 27 international short films, hosted a panel event and awarded prizes for the top four films.
In 2016 we screened 44 international short films, hosted an all-female panel event and a beginners’ filmmaking workshop, as well as awarded prizes for the top five films. Find out more here.
In our 2017 festival we screened 55 international short films, hosted an all-female panel event and 8 workshops, along with awards for the top films, including an Audience Choice Award. Find out more here.
WOFFF18 saw us in our new home, Depot, ini Lewes, East Sussed. WOFFF18 programme has full details of the 2018 festival and our WOFFF18 WOFFF18 Festival Report has details of all the films which took home awards.
We returned to Depot for WOFFF19. Read more about our films, workshops, lecture and panel event, filmmaker Q&As and networking events here.
WOFFF20 was an entirely online festival. The outbreak of COVID-19 couldn’t stop WOFFF from screening 58 short films and hosting 8 filmmaker Q&As. Find out more here.