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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 25th
Providence, Rhode Island

at AS220, 115 Empire Street

Showtimes: 4:00 pm, 6:00 pm, 8:00 pm


Audience Award

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.

Visual Vanguard

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.

Film Submissions

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.

Womanimation! Visual Vanguard 2016


A custom creation by Eliška Chytková

Womanimation! Audience Award 2016


A custom creation by Maryam Farahzadi

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Womanimation! Press

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.