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The 11th Annual Short Short Story Film Festival

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Short Short Story is just 2 days away!

This Saturday, November 25th, in Providence, Rhode Island, the 11th edition of the Short Short Story Film Festival takes place at AS220's 95 Empire.

Click here for details on showtimes and more.

Advance tickets are available for purchase here.

Festival Overview

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

The festival celebrates brevity in filmmaking with both live-action and animated films from across the globe.

Two programs, Heartstrings and Headtrip, both showcase dozens of films tightly sequenced in under ninety minutes, each with a distinctive tone yet wide-ranging styles and topics.

Film Selections

With several hundred quality film submissions from more than seventy countries, it was difficult yet rewarding to select the best of the best.

In total, we accepted 34 films, in two programs of 17 films each.

Twenty-two countries from four continents are represented, with 28 films making their U.S. premieres, including several world premieres.

Click here to see the list of films.

More On The Festival

Audiences vote on their three favorite films to determine award winners in each program. A panel of Spoiler Alert Radio interviewees judge the films and selects the best in each program.

Commissioned custom art objects created by past festival participants are presented to the winners.

To learn more about the festival concept and history, click here.

Click here to read details of the 2016 festival.

Women ... Animation ... Womanimation!

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

The 2017 festival, the 9th edition, took place Saturday, July 8th at AS220 in Providence, RI.

Thanks to all our enthusiastic audiences, the staff at AS220, and of course our participating filmmakers for making the festival a great success!

You can read more on the festival here.

Festival Films

Having received hundreds of submissions, we selected a dozen films to screen in the festival.

Filmmakers hailed from ten countries throughout Europe and Asia, and nine of the films made their US premiere, including one international premiere.

Click here for a list of this year's festival films.

Festival "Herstory"

To find out more on the previous eight festivals, click here.

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Cat Tix

Saturday, NOV 25th

2 ~ 4 ~ 6 ~ 8 pm
95 Empire St, PVD
Eventbrite - SSSFF 2017
$15 Advance
(both shows)
$10 Door (per show)

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Womanimation! Audience Award 2017


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Womanimation! Visual Vanguard 2017


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