At Women Over 50 Film Festival we're creating a filmmaking world where women over 50 thrive. We engage audiences, build creative communities and celebrate films with women over 50 at their heart. At WOFFF all the short films you’ll see have:
- a woman over 50 as the central character or
- a woman over 50 in the core creative team (writer, director or producer)
From over 100 international film submissions, we select the absolute best to bring you our brightest, most packed and exciting festival yet. Over two days we’ve got six amazing programmes of 44 short films, as well as a brilliant all-female panel event and a practical workshop.
Prizes include Best Animation, Best Drama, Best Documentary, Best Experimental Film & Audience Choice Award.
Women Over 50 Film Festival Programme
Saturday 1st October - Doors open: Noon
12:30 PM Programme 1:
As One by Alan Powell
Belle and Emma by Rebecca Johanson
One Last Dance by Luke Losey
Fall Seven Times, Get Up Eight: The Japanese War Brides by Lucy Craft
Hire-A-Mum by Louise Hutt
Lucid by Lucy Joan Barnes
Some Dark Place by Cecelia Condit
2:45 PM Programme 2:
Britain by Bexie Bush
Fashion to Die For by Lynn Estomin
50 over 50 by Lou Trigg
Morning Coffee by Tracy Miller-Robbins
Prehistoric Resurrection by Cathy Cook
Raging Grannies: The Action League by Pam Walton
Rose and June by Koo Chia Meng
shhh! by Clare Unsworth and Leah Thorn
Spirit Away by Betina Kuntzsch
Stranger Danger by A D Cooper
Women and Ageing by Dee Rudebeck
5:00 PM Panel Event:
Rebecca Kesby (BBC World Service) in conversation with Melody Bridges, Yvonne Connikie and Lynne Parker.
6:30 PM Programme 3:
Carol by Krissy Mahan
Memorial by Helen Selka
Old Friends, Out To Pasture by Marlijn Franken
Patience by Robert Hackett
The Wake by Oonagh Kearney
Sunday 2nd October - Doors open: 12:30 AM
13:00 PM Workshop:
The Joy of Making Film – Ten Top Tips for New Filmmakers with Angie West and Jac Nunns, Looking at You Productions
The workshop is aimed at beginners of any age who are interested in film and storytelling, particularly people who think they'd like to have a go "one day" but don't know where to start.
The workshop will cover areas like recognising what you already have - be that equipment, experience, story, connections etc. and where to find what you need.
The workshop is full of practical ideas and during it you'll have the basics for your own film pinned down and know what to do next.
And by the end of it you'll be able to go home and get started on your own film.
2:30 PM Programme 4:
Colour Your Life by Michelle J. Andrew
Living in a Doorway by Abi Mortimer
Nan's Army by Lucy Werrett
My Friend Maia by Julia Warr
My Friend Marjorie by Louise Wilde
Nine to Ninety by Alicia Dwyer
Shock of the Muse by Inga Burrows
Heavens to Betsy! by Jac Nunns and Angie West
4:45 PM Programme 5:
Abandoned Adopted Here by Lucy Sheen
A Moment To Move by Georgia Parris
Aviatrix by Stuart Pound
Be Now by Graham Atkins-Hughes
Counsellor by Venetia Taylor
Middle Man by Charlie Francis
Physical Stitch by Brenda Miller
What Do You See? by Scott Willis
6:45 PM Programme 6:
Ageless by Montana Mann
BOOTWMN by Paige Gratland and Sam McWilliams
Cliff, Superfan! by Diane Quon
The Other Place by Mareike Engelhardt
They Call Us Maids: The Domestic Workers' Story by Leeds Animation Workshop
8:15 PM Awards ceremony and close
The panel event is free but you have to register if you want to attend.
A limited number of Concession tickets are available for people who are retired, not working, students, under 25, unwaged, disabled or disabled carers at £3.00.
General Admission tickets are £6.00.
A limited number of Special Advanced £8.50 tickets are available. These include a free drinks token (G&T, wine, beer or soft drink) which you can use any time throughout the festival weekend.
General Admission tickets for the workshop cost £19.25 or £3.00 for a Concession ticket.
A Weekend Pass at £30 and gives you entry to all 6 film screening for the price of 5.
Our festival home is the BMECP Community Centre, 10 Fleet St, Brighton, BN1 4ZE, a 5-minute walk from Brighton train station.
The centre is fully wheelchair accessible.
Food and drinks will be available in our licenced cafe/bar throughout the festival