Festival Programme

WOFFF20 | 26–30 SEPT | ONLINE | WOFFF.CO.UK

WOFFF20

WOFFF20 LINE UP

Our sixth festival is packed with stunning, independent short films, filmmaker Q&As, a lecture and an awards ceremony.
Over five days WOFFF presents eight programmes of 58 international short films showcasing the very best work from older women in front of and behind the camera around the globe. We hope this virtual festival inspires, engages and galvanises you in this COVID-19 time and beyond. Image by Sue Bridge, The Last Egg.

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SATURDAY 26 SEPT | WEDNESDAY 30 SEPT

Eight programmes of international, short films (drama, documentary, animation and experimental) by or about women over 50. Q&As with WOFFF filmmakers. A fascinating lecture by Dr Francesca Sobande from Cardiff University on "Women Over 50 On Screen: From Intersectional Oppression in the Industry to Defying Ageist Agendas", reflecting on the on-screen careers & star narratives of Viola Davis, Angela Bassett, Halle Berry, Pam Grier & Grace Jones. Plus, an awards ceremony.
Programme One: ROAR
Don’t get mad, get even

Films to channel your anger, to make you scream and shout, to galvanise you into action. With a WOFFF Festival Pass you can join this revolutionary band of older and younger women planting trees, fighting sexual abuse, and bursting balloons.

Programme Two: Present-Past
The past is strapped to our backs

Mignon McLaughlin said, “The past is strapped to our backs. We do not have to see it; we can always feel it.”
Though initially these films seem to be located in years gone by, they burst through with the urgency of now.

Programme Three: Work
Effort usually for money

Films exploring the world of work – in pre-COVID and COVID times – with stories of politics, power, love, friendship, abuse, fierce competition, and juggling. Exchange some of your money to see the brilliant WOFFF20 filmmakers’ efforts.

Programme Four: Love
You make my heart go giddy-up

7 love stories – love in nature, love of ourselves, love that’s just a swivel of the heart, pining for love, and a love that melts even a cruel witch’s heart.
This programme of shorts will cast a spell of love on you. Get a festival pass and join the fun.

Programme Five: Water
No water, no life

Sylvia Earle says without water, we got nothing. Water is the stuff of life and of these tales of remembering, healing, friendship, and rage. Buy a Festival Pass and dive into these aquatic shorts.

Programme Six: Journey
Let’s get out of here

Jumping on a bus and heading off – anywhere, just away. And so the journey begins. Through time and space, through long marriages and short midnight drives, to a kiss on a bridge and a long march up a mountain – these films are the ideal travelling companion.

Programme Seven: Home
A good tradition of love and hate

Home: a house with 4 walls but no roof; where you go to work; where you can take and give care. Home can be in a trailerpark or behind high locked gates. Home may be the place where neighbours welcome you more than your family does.

Programme Eight: Transformers
More than meets the eye

These shorts are tales of change and power, desire and redemption, renewal and deciding who’s going to be Ginger Spice. With a Festival Pass you can watch these brilliant WOFFF shorts of metamorphosis. A bargain whatever way you look at it.

Lecture: Dr. F. Sobande
Intersectional Oppression

The FREE WOFFF lecture by Dr. Frances Sobande is on “Women Over 50 On Screen: From Intersectional Oppression in the Industry to Defying Ageist Agendas” – reflections on the on-screen careers & star narratives of Viola Davis, Angela Bassett, Halle Berry, Pam Grier & Grace Jones.

Q&A: Filmmaker Talks
Q&As with WOFFF filmmakers

International Filmmakers from Tbilisi to Guatemala City join us to tell of their process and passions

Be sure to check out these great conversations which are FREE to access on the WOFFF website 26 – 30 Sept.

Audience Choice Award
Audience Choice Award

Which films will capture hearts and minds and win the WOFFF20 Emerald Life Audience Choice Award?

Your Festival Pass allows you to cast your ballot online this year to decide the winner of this essential award.

Q&A: Filmmaker Talks
Q&As with WOFFF filmmakers

International Filmmakers from Tbilisi to Guatemala City join us to tell of their process and passions

Be sure to check out these great conversations which are FREE to access on the WOFFF website 26 – 30 Sept.

Audience Choice Award
Audience Choice Award

Which films will capture hearts and minds and win the WOFFF20 Emerald Life Audience Choice Award?

Your Festival Pass allows you to cast your ballot online this year to decide the winner of this essential award.

WOFFF’S HOME

Because of COVID-19 we’re not able to be in our usual festival home, Depot, in Lewes, East Sussex this year but we’re already looking forward to returning to Depot in 2021. Depot is an independent cinema with café restaurant, bar, education room and editing suite. There’s a beautiful garden too – perfect for the WOFFF September evenings. WOFFF Festival Director, Nuala O’Sullivan says, “We’re really missing our festival home this year but we hope it will make our return there next year all the sweeter.”

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