Women Over 50 Film Festival

Submit your film or short script to WOFFF

2024 Submissions

Submissions for WOFFF24 are now closed, sign up to our newsletter to be notified when we’re accepting submissions again later this year.

2024 Timeline

January Submissions open

June Submissions close

July Selected filmmakers notified

September – October WOFFF24 online

21 September WOFFF24 at Depot

November Submission for WOFFF25 open


Who’s eligible to submit to the Women Over 50 Film Festival?

Everyone is eligible to submit a short film or script to Women Over 50 Film Festival. There’s no upper or lower age limit and it’s not only open to women. As long as your film centres on a woman over 50 or part of your core creative team is female and over 50, your film is eligible.


When can I submit my short film to the Women Over 50 Film Festival?

WOFFF24 submissions are now closed. You can read the submission guidelines on our FilmFreeway page. Submission for 2025 will open in winter 2024.


The small print 

To be eligible for Women Over 50 Film Festival your short film must:


  • have a woman over 50 at its centre, or

  • have a woman over 50 as a writer, director or producer


Your film should be under:

  • 12 minutes for animation or experimental films
  • 20 minutes for dramas (including comedies)
  • 25 minutes for documentaries 



And your film should also:

  • be in English or have English sub-titles

Our submissions are hosted by Filmfreeway which offers free HD online screeners, unlimited video storage, digital press kits and more.

View our FilmFreeway page for much more detail on submitting your film or script.


The Women Over 50 Film Festival Student Prize for short films

At WOFFF we aim to increase conversations between generations and although we know not all students are young people, many students are, and we offer a Student Prize to encourage this dialogue to open up further.

Festival Director, Nuala O’Sullivan says, “At WOFFF we want to make a difference in the fight for gender and age equality and we hope this new initiative will encourage emerging and student filmmakers to consider older women as cast and crew when they’re creating work.”

Full details on how to submit can be found on our FilmFreeway page. Submissions for our 2024 Festival are now closed.


Bursary on submission fees

At WOFFF we’re committed to screening a diversity of older women’s voices worldwide. A bursary fund is available to assist filmmakers to submit work to WOFFF. Since its introduction WOFFF has offered bursaries to filmmakers with work from Afghanistan, Egypt, Germany, Iran, Korea, Nepal, Sri Lanka, UK and USA to enable them to submit their film without a submission fee.

If you’d like to find out more about this bursary, please get in touch with us on info@wofff.co.uk.