WOFFF22 submissions now open

Submissions for WOFFF22 are open now on FilmFreeway. We’ve kept submission fees at the same rate as they were in 2020. Plus, early submissions are on offer till mid January.

We can’t wait to see what films – made by or about older women – you’ve got for us this year!

We’re looking for documentary, drama, comedy, animation and experimental films.

Every WOFFF film has to have a woman over 50 at the heart of it on screen or a woman over 50 as the writer, director or producer.

As always, student submissions are free.

Who’s eligible?

Everyone is eligible to submit a film 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 film?

2022 submissions open on 1 December 2021 and close on 2 July 2022.

The small print 

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

  • have a woman over 50 at its centre 


  • be made by a female filmmaker (writer, director or producer) over 50

Your film should be under

  1. 15 minutes for animation or experimental films
  2. 20 minutes for dramas
  3. 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.

Student Prize

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, along with our regular submissions on Filmfreeway.


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.

To apply for a submission bursary, please request further information by contacting us at  info (at) wofff (dot) co (dot) uk

2021 – 20222 Key dates 

1 Dec 2021 – Submissions open

1 Dec 2021 – 15 Jan 2022 – Earlybird submissions – $20.00

16 Jan – 14 May – Regular submissions – $25.00

15 May – 2 July – Late submissions – $30.00

2 July – Submissions close

16 July – Filmmakers notified if their film will screen at WOFFF22

2022 discounts on Earlybird, Regular and Late submissions are available to FilmFreeway Gold Members. Info on how to become FilmFreeway Gold Member here.