Members Blog – Women Over 50 Film Festival heads to Hull

Nuala O'Sullivan and friend at This Way Up 2017

Nuala O’Sullivan and Marc David Jacobs from SQIFF at This Way Up 2017

This Way Up is an annual conference for exhibition professionals in the UK. This year it took place in Hull, and we helped support Nuala O’Sullivan from the Women Over Fifty Film Festival (WOFFF) to attend.

Attending THIS WAY UP via a Training and Travel bursary from Film Hub South East meant I could learn ways to improve my practice and pick up tips on how to improve what Women Over 50 Film Festival can be.

I connected with and learned from more experienced film festival organisers and film programmers like, David, from the best acronymed film festival out there – SQIFF (Scottish Queer International Film Festival), Ollie from the beautiful Hyde Park Picturehouse and Jen, the most northerly screener I met there, from Tiree.

Hull Truck

Hull Truck the venue for This Way Up 2017

Actively participating in sessions and Q&As meant that people approached me afterwards to follow up on what I had said and/or to find out more about WOFFF. Going to THIS WAY UP has helped put WOFFF much more firmly on the film festival map.

I was fully funded by Film Hub South East via the Training and Travel Bursary scheme to attend the 2017 conference and I’d really recommend THIS WAY UP to other film exhibitors.