Womanimation! 2016 Films

Total run time: 86 minutes

Toutes Nuancées (All Their Shades)

Dir. Chloé Alliez (Brussels, Belgium)

Portraits of several women parade swiftly by, illustrating the reasons to love women. Tongue-in-cheek stereotypes are mixed with more serious descriptions to show all the subtle shades of woman.

6 min, Stop motion

De longues vacances (A Long Holiday)

Dir. Caroline Nugues-Bourchat (Brussels, Belgium)

Louise vacations by the seaside with her parents. Her father, in the process of hiding his personal struggles, fires her imagination with tales of curious mermaid treasures found among everyday objects at the beach.

16 min, 2D

מראות (Mirrors)

Dir. Lee Dror & Yali Herbet (Jerusalem, Israel)

An endless car ride serves as a metaphor for life, as a daughter and her father are travelling from young age to adulthood. A mixtape represents the ups and downs of their relationship from happy childhood to troubled adolescence.

7 min, 2D

Confessions of a Breastimator

Dir. Jisu Kim (New York City, USA)

Kim's personal passion for animated breasts embraces a potentially controversial subject in a light-hearted manner. Although created fully digitally, the film uses traditional hand-drawing methods as an homage to the limited animation style of the 1950s, while suggesting how little certain attitudes have changed since.

3 min, Digital 2D

Le clitoris  *Audience Award Winner*

Dir. Lori Malépart-Traversy (Montreal, Canada)

A humorous and instructive animated documentary delving into the unknown history of the only organ in the human body dedicated exclusively for pleasure: the clitoris!

3 min, 2D

Zwanger (Pregnant)

Dir. Mascha Halberstad (Arnhem, Netherlands)

A satirical film about role-reversal as a shy student Tyn gets the fright of his life when he finds out he is pregnant.

6 min, Stop motion

Dans les Eaux Profondes (In Deep Waters)

Dir. Sarah Van Den Boom (Paris, France)

Three distinct characters have in common a secret and intimate experience which seems to have had a strong impact on each of their lives.

12 min, 2D and oil painting

Żona piłkarza (Football player's wife)

Dir. Maria Strzelecka (Warsaw, Poland)

A story about the sad lives of the wives and girlfriends of football players, featuring Dorota Maslowska and Victoria Beckham as singing and dancing dolls situated in tiny scenography straight from a communist-era block of flats.

3 min, Stop motion

Putain  *Visual Vanguard Award Winner*

Dir. Cypria Donato (Brussels, Belgium)

A voyage through the complex sensations experienced by six female characters in their daily life as prostitutes, and the ways their bodies are involved and exposed.

5 min, Digital 2D

Strom (The Tree)

Dir. Lucie Sunkova (Prague, Czech Republic)

A deceptively simple tale of parallel lives of trees and people. A parable on relationships and apparent hopelessness, it is a poem on birth and death, and an ode to the passage of time.

15 min, Painting on glass

Onnesoovid eakatele (Seniors' Choice)

Dir. Ave Taavet (Tallinn, Estonia)

A surreal tale of a bleak totalitarian nursing home, where one of the residents has a secret, beneficial for the others, but harmful for himself.

9 min, 2D

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A terrific write-up and summary of the festival from the New Haven Independent.

A featured event and another event highlight in the CT Patch.

A recommendation from the CT Tourist Office and the CT Insider.

A listing for the 2023 Encore Edition from WBUR Radio, and the Boston Patch.

Also mentions from MassArt on their website and facebook.

An article highlighting the 2023 festival from the
CT Insider, along with another listing here.

A detailed article from Patch.com.

Selected as a Coming Attraction by Boston's Arts Fuse.

A terrific article on the 2019 festival in the Providence Journal.

Another article in the RI Motif Magazine.

A recommendation from Boston's WBUR ARTery.

A great Motif article on the 2017 festival, along with a mention of the 2018 festival in the Boston Globe.

An interview with festival organizers from 2016 in Motif Magazine.

Another writeup on the 2016 festival in the Providence Monthly.

Motif Magazine also discussed the 2015 festival.

Read about the 2014 festival in the Providence Phoenix and Journal.

Read about the 2013 festival in the Providence Monthly and Journal.

The 2013 festival was a Providence Phoenix Editor's Pick.

Read recommendations for the 2012 festival in the Boston Phoenix and Weekly Dig.

The 2011 festival was covered in the Providence Journal and Phoenix.

Read a detailed interview on the 2010 festival in the Boston Globe.