WOFFF has been awarded £10,000 from the Big lottery fund to deliver its exciting programme of films which celebrate women over 50, in front of and behind the camera. National Lottery Awards for All offers funding from £300 to £10,000 to projects and organisations that bring people together and ‘build strong relationships in and across communities’.
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.