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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

of backgrounds...


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.

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