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Women ... Animation ... Womanimation!

Womanimation!

Womanimation! is a festival showcasing acclaimed animated short film stories created by women from around the world.

The eleventh edition of Womanimation! is scheduled to take place on Saturday 29th June, at AS220 in Providence, Rhode Island, USA.

Now Accepting Submissions

We are seeking talented women animators from around the world to highlight their work in our festival. There is no fee to submit your film!

Click here to read details on submission requirements and fill out a form to submit your film.

To find out more on previous festivals, click here.


MassArt Encore Edition of Womanimation! 10

Saturday, March 23rd, a special MassArt Encore Edition of the festival took place at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design.

The twelve films from the 2018 festival screened, with DJ Madame B weaving soundscapes from women around the world before and after the special screening. This was an official SWAN Day event.

Co-sponsored by the MassArt Animation Department, this educational screening was free and open to the public.

Audience Voting

The screening was enthusiastically received by an audience of both MassArt community and broader Boston animation afficianados.

Tweet-Tweet by Zhanna Bekmambetova from Russia won the audience voting, repeating its success from the original screening.

Close runners-up were Pépé le morse by Lucrèce Andreae (France) and À Chacun sa Malédiction by Lorène Yavo (Belgium).

Thanks to Steve, Alice, Tony, Kara, Erica, and everyone at MassArt for making the event a success!


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Short Short Story Film Festival

The Short Short Story Film Festival is a competitive international festival of films that tell a story in under six minutes.

The Short Short Story Film Festival celebrates brevity in filmmaking, with films from across the globe, both live-action and animated.

Two programs, Heartstrings and Headtrip, each showcasing eighteen films tightly sequenced in under ninety minutes, with each having a distinctive tone yet wide-ranging styles and topics.

12th Edition - November 2018

The 12th edition of the festival took place in Providence, RI on Saturday, November 24th, at AS220.

Thanks to all our enthusiastic audiences and of course our participating filmmakers for making the festival a great success!

Thirty countries from six continents were represented, with 26 films making their U.S. premieres, including eight world premieres.

See the complete list of films here.

Awards

See the complete list of jury, audience, and specialawards here.

A panel of film industry professionals from around the world , who were previously interviewed on Spoiler Alert Radio, reviewed the films in each program.

Audiences also voted on their three favorite films to determine award winners in each program. Additional awards were granted based on feedback from jury, audience, and festival organizers. Award winners received commissioned custom art objects created by past festival participants.

More On The Festival

For more details on the 2018 festival, click here, or learn more about the festival concept and history here.

Click here for requirements to submit for 2019 (beginning in August). As always, there is no fee to submit your film to the festival.


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Saturday 7:30 - 9:00 AM

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World Wide Waves

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Sunday 8:00 - 11:00 AM

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SSSFF 2018 Heartstrings Audience Award

SF 18 Heartstrings Audience

A custom creation by Hannah Quinn

SSSFF 2018 Heartstrings Jury Award

SF 18 Heartstrings Jury

A custom creation by Hannah Quinn

SSSFF 2018 Petit Prose Award

SF 18 Petit Prose Audience

A custom creation by Naomi van Niekerk

SSSFF 2018 Dimensions Award

SF 18 Dimensions

A custom creation by Chen Libman

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Spoiler Alert Radio

A weekly broadcast and podcast featuring conversations on the craft of filmmaking.

For more information about the program, click here.

This week's episode:

Richard Hicks - Casting Director - Bread and Roses, For Your Consideration, On the Road, Zero Dark Thirty, Hell or High Water, Weightless, O.G., The Mustang

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SSSFF 2018 Headtrip Audience Award

SF 18 Headtrip Audience

A custom creation by Szabolcs Nagy

SSSFF 2018 Headtrip Jury Award

SF 18 Headtrip Jury

A custom creation by Szabolcs Nagy

SSSFF 2018 Minds Eye Award

SF 18 Minds Eye

A custom creation by Aggie Pak Yee Lee

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