WOFFF – Women Over Fifty Film Festival

Saturday 2 October

Women Over 50 Film Festival (WOFFF) champions and showcases the work of older women on screen and behind the camera with an annual short film festival and year round events and film screenings.

WOFFF addresses the ageism and sexism many women face in the film industry. It screens films celebrating older women on both sides of the camera. WOFFF believes inclusive spaces to watch films together and conversations between generations of women can help make older and younger women feel less isolated and feel more connected.

For WOFFF 2021, the festival can be enjoyed in two ways – virtually  with an online pass granting access to more than 50 short films made by and about women over 50, and in house at Depot, where you’ll be able to enjoy WOFFF21 winning films in person.

WOFFF at Depot – Saturday 2 October

A programme of short films from the Women Over 50 Film Festival (WOFFF) 2021, showcasing this year’s winners from its international film festival celebrating older women on both sides of the camera, split over three sessions.

Featuring winners from the WOFFF Jury Awards, the Audience Choice Award and TENA Ageless Award.

All films subtitled and closed captioned, and each session will include a filmmaker Q&A.

WOFFF ALL DAY PASS

Sat 2 October

BEST OF WOFFF 'Setting out'

11:00

BEST OF WOFFF 'Navigating'

13:00

BEST OF WOFFF 'Coming home'

17:00

Setting Out

The Birth Of Valerie Venus – Sarah Clift

Missed Call – Victoria Mapplebeck 

Inside – Jemma Cholawo & Lois Norman

One for the Road – Eileen Tracey

The PRATT in the HAT – Susan Hillary

And Yet – Lucretia Knapp & Lynne Yamamoto

                                Lay Me Low – Marlene Millar                                                             

Navigating

There’s a reason people don’t swim in dresses – Andrew Brooks 

The Exit Plan – Angus Wilkinson 

When I become who I am – Lene Kamm 

El Habbasa – Fishing Net – Dania Elmor 

Nanakorobi (Seven Falls) – Glenna Burmer & Gaby Breiter

Dutchess of the Sea – Mayke Pels & Sanne Kranenborg 

Coming Home

Takeaway – Lou Sumray

Night Drive – Despina Athanassiadis

Turf – Kiri Mitchell

Stay with Her – Yang Chen

Walks with Me – Kati Kallio

Joy Uncensored – Natasha Hawthornthwaite

Concession prices available. Please note: the panel event and awards ceremony are both free-ticketed events, but are not included in the WOFFF All Day Pass. Please book your free tickets for these events seperately below.

Best of WOFFF 2021 Panel Event

Free ticketed event

Experts discuss the state of play for older women filmmakers on both sides of the camera. Chaired by BBC World Service journalist Rebecca Kesby with guests including Dr Deborah Jermyn and filmmaker Nicola Cross.

Sponsored by Norton Rose Fulbright.
Performance by WOFFF21 poet Joy France (star of Joy Uncensored, WOFFF21 documentary).

PANEL EVENT

15:30

AWARDS CEREMONY

18:45

WOFFF 2021 Awards Ceremony

Free ticketed event

You may have watched the WOFFF21 shortlisted films at Depot, but will you be able to guess the winners?

The WOFFF21 Awards Ceremony reveal the winners of the Best Animation, Documentary, Drama, Experimental, the London Film School Student Film and Audience Choice, There are also awards for the Shedunnit Best Short Script and the inaugural TENA Ageless Award for the film that exemplifies the theme ‘Our bodies change. But why should we?’

WOFFF 2021 Online

Enjoy WOFFF 2021 from the comfort of your own home with the WOFFF 2021 Virtual Festival – 57 films to watch online over 8 days from 20 different countries!

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