WOFFF 2023 – Women Over Fifty Film Festival

Saturday 23 September 2023

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, and we’re over the moon to be hosting their 2023 festival right here at Depot.

WOFFF at Depot is a joyful day for people of all ages and genders. It’s for anyone who loves to watch fascinating and surprising films and who wants to be part of building a more equal, inclusive world.

We’ll be updating this page with more exciting infomation as it gets revealed, so do check back frequently or bookmark this page!

Tickets for WOFFF 2023

Save £7.50 with the WOFFF All Day Pass, which gives you access to all of the paid-for WOFFF events at Depot – Programme 1, 2, 3 and Panel Event!


Sat 23 September

Save £7.50 with the WOFFF All Day Pass , which gives you access to all of the paid-for WOFFF events at Depot – Programme 1, 2, 3 and Panel Event!

WOFFF Programme 1 - Repairing ourselves. Repairing the world


One small lie is told, one bully is silenced, one butterfly returns. When we are hurt or healed, the consequences can be far-reaching.

Linda  – Joe Lycett
Cycle of Change – Emma Lazenby
Eupnea – Trish Morrissey
Who Speaks For The Butterflies? – Anny Tubbs
Call of the Cranes – Vilma Tihilä
WEIGHTLESS – Lois Norman
My Mum Rita – Qiqi Hou

Please note: This programme contains themes of baby loss, bullying and eating disorders.

WOFFF Programme 2 - Truth hidden. Truth revealed


Long-held secrets emerge, long-forgotten stories are told. What happens when we really see each other?

The Cat Got Her Tongue – Gaele Sobott
A Kaddish for Selim – Jane Wells
Our Menopause – Nicola Zawadi Cross
Twenty Objects from a Sixties Childhood – Cally Trench
After Fred – Rachel Meyrick
The Call – Riffy Ahmed

Please note: This programme contains themes of racism and domestic abuse.

WOFFF Programme 3 - The things we carried


A Korean “comfort woman”, a non-binary poet and a sister mourning a sister all take up space in the world. Films to help us share pain, navigate new bodies, grieve loss and find love.

My Sisters In The Stars: The Story of Lee Yong-soo – Ian Kim
Menopause: The Movie – Alison Ramsey
Scored by Time – Nicola Hawkins
Private View – Sarah Myland
This is What the World Looks Like When You’re Gone – Steen Starr
Consuelo – JL Ruiz

Please note: This programme contains themes of sexual exploitation

Panel Event - Hot Topic: The menopause


The WOFFF23 panel looks at what perimenopause and menopause mean for us all – and particularly for women over 50.

Chaired by broadcaster and journalist, Rebecca Kesby with:

Dr Elham Amini, a lecturer at the University of Liverpool, focuses her research on the gendered and sexual experiences of Iranian Muslim menopausal women.

Karen Arthur, producer and presenter of the podcast Menopause Whilst Black, was a teacher for over 20 years. Karen is now a fashion creative, model, speaker and writer.

Fay Reid, participant in WOFFF23 documentary Menopause: The Movie by Alison Ramsey, set up the 9to5Menopause Instagram account as a result of her experience of menopause in the workplace.

Karen Newby, a nutritionist and experienced clinician in women’s health, is the author of The Natural MenopauseMethod – a nutritional guide to perimenopause and beyond.

Rebecca Kesby

Photo Credit: Shanon Kilgannon

Dr Elham Amini

Karen Arthur

Photo Credit: Rich Barr

Fay Reid

Karen Newby

Awards Ceremony - 18:15

Close out a fantastic day with WOFFF at Depot with our free-to-attend awards ceremony. Celebrate with us as the top animation, drama, documentary, experimental, student films and the best short scripts are announced.

We’ll also be screening one final film to send us on our way – What Are You Looking At? by Liberty Smith