WOFFF Submissions

Submission for 2023 are now closed.

Our submissions window for our 2023 festival is now closed, but join our mailing list to find out when submissions for 2024 open.

Click here to join the WOFFF mailing list.

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?

WOFFF23 submissions are now closed. Join our mailing list to make sure you get notified when submissions for 2024 are open. We expect this to be in December 2023/January 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 


  • 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 2023 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.

When we reopen our submissions for 2024, we will provide more information on how to apply for a bursary.

WOFFF24 Approximate key dates 

January 2024 Submission open

June/July 2024 Submissions close

June/July 2024 Selected filmmakers notified

September/October WOFFF24 online

27 September 2023 WOFFF24 is in Depot, Lewes

Click here to join the WOFFF mailing list to be notified when submissions for 2024 are open.