Womanimation! 2017

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.

Saturday, July 8th
Providence, Rhode Island

at AS220, 115 Empire Street

Showtimes and other details will be posted in June.

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

Film Submissions

We are currently accepting submissions for 2017!

Submission deadline is 5th June, 2017.

There in no fee to submit your film for consideration.

How to submit:

1. Read the requirements below.

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

3. Send the film via Hightail HERE or your own service.

Submission Guidlines

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.

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

Technical Guidlines

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! 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.