Women ... Animation ... 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 eleventh edition of Womanimation! will take place at AS220 in Providence, Rhode Island, USA on Saturday 29th June.

Festival Herstory

To find out more about previous editions of the festival, click here.

2019 Film Submissions

We are now accepting submissions for this year's edition of Womanimation!

The submission deadline for 2019 is 1st June.

There is no fee to submit your film for consideration.

How to submit:

1. Read the guidelines below.

2. Fill out an entry form HERE (opens in new window).

3. Send the film via Hightail HERE or your own service such WeTransfer, DropBox, or Google Drive.

Share with email address mergingartsfilm@gmail.com.

Submission Guidelines

Festival films must be animated, directed by a woman, and narrative in structure (no music videos, trailers, non-narrative experimental pieces, and so forth.)

For 2019, we prefer films completed in 2018 or 2019. Films completed in 2017 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.


None of the following criteria disqualify a film but may count against films in consideration for acceptance:

  • Films under 2 minutes or over 20 minutes
  • Films from 2017
  • Films available publicly online
  • Films that have played extensively in the US (especially northeast)

Technical Guidelines

For submission format, we strongly prefer the following.

  • Codec:         H.264
  • Resolution:   1080p
  • Frame rate:  24 or 25 fps
  • Bit rate:       5 - 25 Mbps

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

We will contact you if your format is unworkable.

Please do not submit DCP or DVD format.

Womanimation! Audience Award 2018


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Womanimation! Visual Vanguard 2018


A custom creation by Szandra Pataki

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Womanimation! Press

Great article discussing the 2017 festival and women in animation at Motif Magazine, along with a mention of the 2018 festival in the Boston Globe.

Read an interview with festival organizers on the 2016 festival in Motif Magazine.

Another writeup on the 2016 festival in the Providence Monthly.

Motif Magazine discussed the 2015 festival.

Read about the 2014 festival in the Providence Phoenix and Journal.

Read about the 2013 festival in the Providence Monthly and Journal.

The 2013 festival was a Providence Phoenix Editor's Pick.

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.