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 25th
Providence, Rhode Island
at AS220, 115 Empire Street
Showtimes: 4:00 pm, 6:00 pm, 8:00 pm
The audience award for 2016 goes to Le clitoris by Lori Malépart-Traversy, a comedic documentary which entertained and informed the audience about the titular subject.
The film Toutes Nuancées by Chloé Alliez, a tongue-in-cheek ode to women with a twist ending, was the runner-up.
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
Special custom awards are being crafted by previous festival womanimators.
More on the Festival
For 2016, the eighth edition, running about 85 minutes, featured eleven short films from nine countries.
Themes ranged from body image and awareness to the cycle of life, death, and rebirth.
Click here for a list of this year's festival films.
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, 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.
We will accept submissions for 2017 starting in March.
We never charge a fee to submit your film for consideration.
Festival films must be animated, directed by a woman, and narrative in structure (no music videos, trailers, non-narrative experimental pieces, etc.)
For 2017, we prefer films completed in 2016 or 2017. Films completed in 2015 may also be considered. Earlier films are ineligible.