With just a few days to go until the Women Over 50 Film Festival (WOFFF) arrives in Brighton UK, the organisers are delighted to unveil the full programme of films and events for the third festival, plus announce celebrity endorsement from award winning Sussex based actress Greta Scacchi.
In 2016 Directors UK found that of 2,500 films made in the UK over the last 10 years, only 13% were directed by women.
On average, female directors will direct fewer films in their career and are less likely to receive a second, third or fourth directing job. In other words, numbers are low for women directors in general but they get even lower as women age.*
Women Over 50 Film Festival (WOFFF) is an international film festival aiming to redress the age and gender imbalance older women face in the film industry. WOFFF is a celebration of women over 50 in front of and behind the camera, and this September is launching its third annual, interactive, engaging, entertaining weekend of films and activities for older women and their friends.