Women Over 50 Film Festival

Our 2017 festival was 14 – 17  September 2017 in Brighton.

For a full list of our WOFFF 2017 winners, see our report.

Helen Selka (WOFFF), Fay Presto (commended documentary) and Jane Mote (Whicker’s World Foundation). Photo by Sharon Kilgannon

We increased in size and scope in 2017, moving from smaller community spaces to the larger Picturehouse House Duke of York’s and The Sallis Benney Theatre at the University of Brighton.

WOFFF17 launched with Mamma Mia the feel-good gem with three strong, older women on screen – Meryl Streep, Julie Walters and Christine Baranski – and three strong, older women at the helm behind the camera – writer Catherine Johnson, producer Judy Craymer and director Phyllida Lloyd.

Then the festival moved to the University of Brighton’s Sallis Benney Theatre for two days filled with over 50 events – film screenings, special guests, filmmaker Q&As, talks and workshops including ones on radical embroidery and making a film on your smart phone.

Making a Film on your Smart Phone workshop with Deirdre Mulcahy. Photo by Sharon Kilgannon

The festival closed on Sunday evening with an awards ceremony – jury prizes for all winning filmmakers with and an Audience Choice Award.

Helen Selka (WOFFF), Rehanna Rose (Audience Choice winner) and Priscilla Igwe (WOFFF). Photo by Sharon Kilgannon