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Special virtual conversation between lead actress Sophie Loren of The Life Ahead and Whoopi Goldberg

Netflix invites WFTV Members to join their special virtual conversation between lead actress Sophie Loren of The Life Ahead and Whoopi Goldberg. This conversation will be a deep dive session into Sophia's role as Madam Rosa, holocaust survivor who provides childcare and develops a bond with a young immigrant from Senegal, and will be an insightful discussion across the film as a whole, which is the third adaption of the novel The Life Before Us by Romain Gary.


 To secure your ticket to this event you need to RSVP by Friday 26 February via email to Gabby -

British Comedy Writer needed

The Canadian XX Film Festival is looking for a British female writer to present a workshop about comedic storytelling, and also a woman to present a workshop on dramatic storytelling. The workshops are August and October respectivley and there is a fee attached. Contact for more details.

Get 50% off your early bird submission to the World Cinema Film Festival

World Cinema Film Festival is offering our members a 50% off during early bird submissions which will end 28 February.


Simply use code WFTV50 at checkout on


The festival is a celebration of culture and community through a universal love of film. Prizes include mentoring, screenings in london and LA, software, subscriptions and more. Categories are film, documentary, animation or 360 under 20 minutes.

Crowdfunding and support for short-film

WFTV member, Lizzie Worsdell,is producing a short film: The Carer. The film that explores the complexities involved in being a carer and asks the question ‘who cares for the carer?’ 


It is a fully female crew led by director Amrita Acharia and starring WFTV member Priyanga Burford. Currently in pre production, Lizzie has launched a crowdfunding campaign and would be so grateful for any support or awareness you can spread about the project. You can find details below:


Instagram: @thecarershortfilm

Call for First Assistant Directors for a research project

Tiphaine Le Gorrec is a directing student at the MetFilm School London and is currently doing a research project around the collaborative work between each members of a film crew. 


For this she is looking for a (or several) 1st Assistant Director who would be happy to answer few questions about the role of a 1st AD on set and the collaboration and relation with the director on a zoom interview. 


If you are interested in helping her with this project please contact her on:


Submissions for Women Over50 Film Festival (WOFFF) are now open

The UK’s international film festival dedicated to celebrating women over 50 is open for submissions.

Women Over50 Film Festival (WOFFF) is an inclusive festival which champions older women in all their diversity on screen and behind the camera.

WOFFF returns for its 7th annual short film festival 26 - 26 September 2021 with a new award, along with the established jury and audience choice awards. The inaugural TENA Ageless Award is for WOFFF21 films which reflect the theme “Our bodies change but why should we?” and which feature a woman or women over the age of 50 on screen.


Prizes for TENA Ageless Award are £500, £300 and £200 for the winner, runner-up and 3rd place films.

Submission are open till 21 July, with an Early Bird Special available till 15 Feb.

Comedy script collaborator needed

WFTV member, Vicki McKellar, is looking for comedy script collaborator/s for Aquarius Rising


Vicki is looking for a writer with good knowledge of the New Age as well as a keen interest of the movement. Modern day British society is represented in Aquarius Rising with diverse and inclusive characters included. 


If interested, please contact Vicki McKellar with your CV or website details to

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