We are WOFFF - a short film festival showcasing work by and about older women.
We tackle the lack of roles for older women in front of the camera and behind it.
We inspire younger audiences to re-think ageing, and see creative potential in an invisible demographic.
We create an accessible film community through workshops, panel events, lectures and networking events centred around older women's lives.
WOFFF tours a Best of Fest programme in pop-ups, community spaces and mainstream cinemas in UK urban and rural areas. The tour takes in over 20 UK venues, bringing award-winning short WOFFF films to the farthest reaches of the country.
WOFFF website here
This year we are 5 years old, but there is still so much change to be made and equality to be worked for. It can be harder to get any work in the film industry as a woman; it's often harder to get films made as a woman; it's can be harder to have your films seen as a woman. And of course women are paid less than men.
WOFFF also champions equality for all - especially addressing the unspoken fact that 41% of over 50's have hearing loss (Office National Statistics) so we aim to subtitle all our films as standard.
Social isolation and loneliness in older people is a real problem not just in the UK but globally. Our Free Friday initiative invites older people who find it hard to experience film to come and be a central part of our Festival.
Support us in this valuable work and help us reach more people in more places with more films. Drop us a fiver for our 5th birthday and let's be here in another 5 years time inspiring change and making a difference.
- Catherine Brooks-Baker
- Joyce Grey-Carter
- Laura Denk
- Caitlin Hunter
Organizer and beneficiary
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