Upcoming Film Festival Puts Focus On Autism
This month the Women Over 50 Film Festival 2022 (WOFFF22) will shine a spotlight on
filmmaking talent from across the globe, showcasing the work of creators from a wide range
Established in 2015, the festival aims to defy industry stereotypes and spotlight the
experiences, voices and talents of women over 50 in a bid to address and fight sexism and
ageism within the film industry.
One of the selected films is Love by Jane Ashmore, which focusses on Oscar, a young,
autistic man who experiences the world in his own unique way.
Every morning, at exactly the same time, Oscar goes into the same café, he orders the
same kind of coffee and sits at the same table by the window. And every morning he falls a
little bit more in love with Daisy who works in the café.
Starring British autistic actor Jules Robertson, who rose to fame in Holby City, Love also
features Hollyoaks and Casualty actor Gemma Harvey.
Love is the directorial debut of Jane Ashmore, who has worked on TV shows such as
EastEnders, Coronation Street and Emmerdale.
“As a director, what really fires me up is storytelling – and this is a bittersweet, multi-layered
story with a complex central character who has unique needs but the same hopes and
desires as everyone,” said Jane.
Following on from the success of last year’s hybrid event, this year’s festival will again offer
an online programme of screenings and talks from September 9 to September 30, with an in-
person event at Depot cinema in Lewes, East Sussex on Saturday 24 September.
For more information on the festival go to https://wofff22.eventive.org.