Womanimation! 2019 Films

Total run time: 85 minutes

Mother's Song

Dir. Signe Baumane (Brooklyn, USA)

On the night of a full moon, thirteen-year-old Zelma discovers blood on her sheets. Her mother and three Mythology Sirens rush to educate her about what it means to be a woman.

2½ min, 2D hand-drawn with stop-motion backgrounds

Three Sisters

Dir. Svetlana Andrianova (Moscow, Russia)

Based on the Montenegrin legend "House of the Three Sisters," three women living in a seaside home are all in love with the same man, an often-absent sailor.

8 min, Stop-motion clay


Dir. Tania Sharavarava (Prague, Czech Republic)

Two spirits, man and woman, engage in an endless dance between music and silence, flame and stillness, love and indifference.

5½ min, Cel painting with 2D/3D effects

Le jour extraordinaire (Flowing through Wonder)
*Audience Award Winner*

Dir. Joanna Lurie (Angouleme, France)

The villagers start their journey with their loved and lost ones, crossing the perilous water in nutshells to their final destination, where the sky and ocean meet.

14½ min, 2D/3D digital

Babochki (Butterflies)

Dir. Elizaveta Khlomova (Moscow, Russia)

Early in the morning two girls wake up and start a game. Their childhood dreams allow them to create their own world out of nothing, where you can fly high and have unexpected encounters.

5½ min, 2D hand-drawn

Introduction to Epilogue  *Visual Vanguard Award Winner*

Dir. Indra Sproģe (Riga, Latvia)

A colorful, allegorical film about the fear of death. Life always ends in death, and the end is always a new beginning.

9 min, Stop-motion plasticine with 2D hand-drawn

房裡的海 (The Sea Within The Room)

Dir. Fang-Yi Hsueh (Hsinchu, Taiwan)

A sympathetic portrayal of the "freezing behavior" of a rape victim, where she feels emotionally detached and unable to control her body in order to resist the assault.

4 min, 2D digital

Wełniaki (Woolworld)

Dir. Joanna Polak (Lublin, Poland)

In Woolworld, everything is made of wool, and all is closely tied together. Mr. Wooly, in charge of making sure that Woolworld functions smoothly, is old and tired and wants his life to change.

10 min, Stop-motion yarn

Kõhkleja (The Hesitator)

Dir. Katariin Mudist (Tallinn, Estonia)

A wavering man has trouble making decisions, so he follows each opportunity along his way by splitting himself.

4½ min, 2D digital

Good Intentions

Dir. Anna Mantzaris (London, England)

After a young woman feels responsible for a hit and run, strange things start to happen.

8½ min, Stop-motion puppets


Dir. Rachel Fitzgerald (Dublin, Ireland)

A puppet grows frustrated with her puppeteer's bad habit.

3 min, 2D digital


Dir. Maria Victoria Sánchez Lara (Zulia, Venezuela)

A beautiful girl, in love with the Sun God, is pursued by the head of a nearby clan and his son, who wants her hand in marriage to unite their clans.

9 min, 2D digital

Womanimation! Visual Vanguard 2019


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Womanimation! Audience Award 2019


A custom creation by Zhanna Bekmambetova

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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.