Women Over 50 Film Festival

Oct 01 2016 12:00 - Oct 03 2016 20:30

BMECP Centre, 10 Fleet St, BN1 4ZE Brighton

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

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