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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.

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.

Womanimation! Audience Award


A custom creation by Raquel Sancinetti

Womanimation! Visual Vanguard


A custom creation by Maryam Farahzadi

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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.