Women Over Fifty Film Festival - Watch Online

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Director: Various
Runtime: 104 minutes
With subtitles and closed captions for d/Deaf and hard of hearing people.

In partnership with Modern Films, WOFFF virtual Best of the Fest is packed with award-winning films of witches, warriors and women who roar! What’s more, you can support WOFFF and your local independent cinema (us!) with your ticket-buying power too.

Women Over Fifty Film Festival (WOFFF) showcases international films by and about older women. Now in its 7th year, WOFFF creates a film community centred around older women and inspires younger people to re-think ageing and see creative potential in an often-invisible demographic.

The virtual ticket includes a q&a with Felicity Beckett and filmmakers Jessie Leong, Julie Middleton, Nicola Cross, Sara Jordan, Lisa Harmer, Natacha Horn, Ailis Logan, Kathleen Strouse and Paul Gatto.

THE PROGRAMME

The Witch & the Baby
A Russian witch needs a baby for a spell to make her young again. But when she brings home an infant princess, things don’t quite go to plan.
Evgenia Golubeva | Russia | 2020 | Animation | 5min

I am a Fellrunner
Fell running is rooted in the mountains of Cumbria, North West England. Through the words of her poem ‘I am a Fellrunner’, Julie Carter reveals how she is defined as a fellrunner in this place where she belongs.
Jessie Leong, Julie Carter | UK | 2020 | Documentary | 4min

My Mama, A Man
Julie had a list of 60 things she wants to do before she turns 60. Top of the list: be a ‘man’ for a day.
Helena Middleton | UK | 2019 | Documentary | 9min

Becky
Becky tells her story: from cutting to completion.
Nicola Cross | Kenya, Trinidad and Tobago | 2020 | Documentary | 14min

Lady What Does
A cleaner and her boss face a terrible mess. Will the cleaner tidy everything up as usual or this time will one of them meet a sticky end?
Sara Jordan | UK | 2019 | Drama | 6min

Don’t Shoot the Messenger
A celebration takes a dark turn.
Bianca Malcolm | USA | 2019 | Experimental | 2min

SWING
An abstract, stylized dark comedy about abuse in familiar situations, highlighting how accustomed many of us have become as both the victims and perpetrators.
Natacha Horn | UK | 2017 | Experimental | 10min

The Honeys and Bears
Members of the Harlem Honeys and Bears, a synchronized swim team for seniors, describe the freedom of the water.
Veena Rao | USA | 2015 | Documentary | 3min

Porcelain
A lifetime together. A table, two chairs, some porcelain teacups and saucers. A story of life, dependency love and loss.
Roswitha Chesher | UK | 2017 | Experimental | 5min

The Last Egg
A reflection on the ups and downs of ageing and the menopause.
Sue Bridge | UK | 2019 | Animation | 5min

The Woman Who Planted Trees
Rachel is a is semi-nomadic, Scottish tree planter. In 35 years she has grown her own roots in over 9 million trees.
Elspeth Parsons | UK | 2019 | Documentary | 22min

Wine Lake
A homeless alcoholic and an artistic backpacker clash on a Sydney street. A tale of art and innocence, poetry and connection.
Platon Theodoris | Australia, Ireland | 2019 | Drama | 10min

CHAMP 5
Rita Willey, a cannery worker for 38 years, was famous for her blazing speed as a fish packer. No one was faster than Rita. But in the heat of competition, will she be crowned The World’s Fastest Sardine Packer?
Paul Gatto, David Jester & Kathleen Strouse | USA | 2020 | Documentary | 8min

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