What is Womanimation? As the name implies, it's a festival showcasing acclaimed animated films created by women from around the world.
From satire to drama, from the everyday to the surreal - in styles from traditional 2-d to stop-motion to computer animation - the festival features something for every taste.
Saturday, June 27th
Providence, Rhode Island
at AS220's Black Box Theatre, 95 Empire Street
Showtimes: 4:00 pm, 6:00 pm, 8:00 pm
For 2015, the unique program, running about 85 minutes, featured eight short films from seven countries.
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 6 to 60.
This year's 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), womanimators from prior editions of the festival.
For more details on the films in the festival, click here.
More on the Festival
Between and after the screenings, DJ Madame B weaved soundscapes created by women across the globe.
After the final screening, the evening topped off with a reception catered by Johnson & Wales University culinary artisan Veronica Cockfield, giving the audience a chance to enjoy food and drink while discussing the films and mingling with festival organizers.
To find out more on the "herstory" of the festival, click here.