The eighth edition of Womanimation! again took place at AS220 in Providence, RI, on Saturday, June 25th.
The festival presented eleven films from nine countries, with themes ranging from body image and awareness to the cycle of life, death, and rebirth.
Between and after the screenings, DJ Madame B weaved soundscapes created by women across the globe.
Click here for a list of 2016 films.
The audience award for 2016 went to Le clitoris by Lori Malépart-Traversy, a comedic documentary which entertained and informed the audience about the titular subject.
With arresting visuals to accompany its unsettling subject matter, the darkly impressionistic Putain by Cypria Donato won the Visual Vanguard award for visual innovation in storytelling
Unique custom awards were created by previous Womanimators Eliška Chytková and Maryam Farahzadi.
The seventh edition of Womanimation! again took place at AS220's Blackbox Theatre in Providence, RI, on Saturday, June 27th.
We screened eight films from seven countries, including several US premieres. With a variety of styles, the films each presented a different take on themes of self-image and acceptance, through the eyes of women aged six to sixty.
The 2015 Audience Award went to Munya in Me. Additionally, a Visual Vanguard prize was awarded to Carapace for visual innovation in storytelling.
Commissioned awards were created by Raquel Sancinetti (from Montreal) and Maryam Farahzadi (from Iran).
Between and after the screenings, DJ Madame B weaved soundscapes created by women across the globe, with a reception following the final screening with guest filmmaker Lori Malépart-Traversy.
The sixth edition of Womanimation! took place at AS220's Blackbox Theatre in Providence, Rhode Island, on Saturday, June 28th.
DJ Madame B spun music from women around the world between screenings, and audience members voted for their favorite films in the festival.
This year’s program was quite diverse in its themes, animated styles, and geography, with eleven films from ten countries. Ten of the films were US premieres.
Click here to see details on the films in the program.
Mythopolis from Alexandra Hetmerová of the Czech Republic was selected as the audience favorite, narrowly beating honorable mentions Oh My Dog! from Chloé Alliez (France) and Symphony no. 42 from Réka Bucsi (Hungary).
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The fifth edition of Womanimation! returned to Providence at the Cable Car Cinema on Saturday, June 22nd, 2013, with screenings throughout the day.
Local artist and RISD alumna Molly Walsh was on hand with an exhibition of some of her work, and between screenings DJ Madame B spun tunes from women around the world.
In our first year of audience voting, the Audience Award went to In Vino Veritas. Click here for more on that and all the films.
For 2012, the festival place on Sunday, June 10th, at the Coolidge Corner Theatre.
Click here for more about the films.
For 2011, the festival took place again on Mother's Day, Sunday May 8th, at the Roots Café Providence.
Along with films, the festival featured mother/daughter Swedish folk music duo Astrid Drew, spoken word poetry and hip hop by 5th Elament and
DJ Reza Wreckage of the RI women's art collective
ISIS Storm, and soundscapes and global grooves spun by DJ Madame B.
Click here for more about the films.
For 2010, the festival took place Mother's Day Weekend at the Cape Ann Community Cinema in Gloucester, MA.
The 2010 program highlighted ten animated shorts celebrating motherhood and the cycle of life with tales of humor and heartache.
Click here for details on the films.
Womanimation! 2009 / SWAN Day 2009
The inaugural festival was held in conjunction with the second international SWAN Day (Support Women Artists Now), an event designed to highlight the contributions of women artists for Women’s History Month in March.
It took place Saturday, March 28, 2009 at Red River Theatres in Concord, NH, with films exploring women’s issues such as menopause and spousal abuse; others dealt with broader themes such as environmental degradation and career burnout.
Click here to see program details.