It's women ... It's animation ... It's Womanimation!

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.

The 2016 festival, the 8th edition, takes place Saturday, June 25th at AS220 in Providence, RI, USA.

To find out more on the "herstory" of the festival, click here.

Film Submissions

The deadline for submissions is May 30th, 2016.

There are only 4 days left to submit your film!

There is no fee to submit a film for consideration.

Films must be animated, directed by a woman, and narrative in structure (no music videos, trailers, non-narrative experimental pieces, etc.)

For 2016, we prefer films completed in 2015 or 2016. Films completed in 2014 may also be considered. Earlier films are ineligible.

Filmmakers accepted into the festival are strongly encouraged to provide film stills and a photo of the director.

How to Submit

First, click here to fill out a form.

Then click here to send us your film with Hightail. You can also use your own FTP service such as WeTransfer, DropBox, etc.

For submission format, we prefer 1080p H.264 (any frame rate).

We prefer bit rates between 5 and 30 Mbps.

We can also accept uncompressed or less-compressed formats such as Apple ProRes if your FTP accepts the larger files.

Please do not submit DCP or DVD format.

Womanimation! Audience Award


A custom creation by Raquel Sancinetti

Womanimation! Visual Vanguard


A custom creation by Maryam Farahzadi

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Womanimation! Press

Read more about Womanimation!

Read about the 2015 festival, including an interview with festival organizers, in Motif Magazine

Read about the 2014 festival in the Providence Phoenix and the Journal, as well as the Boston Globe.

Read an interview about the 2013 festival in the Providence Monthly.

Read about the 2013 festival in the Providence Journal.

The 2013 festival was an Editor's Pick at the Providence Phoenix.

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.