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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.

MassArt Encore Edition

Saturday, March 28th
Boston, Massachusetts

at Massachusetts College of Art and Design

Unfortunately, due to recent events with the Corona virus, this event has been postponed indefinitely. Check back in April for further announcements.


2020 Film Submissions

We hope to be accepting 2020 submissions starting in April.

The submission deadline for 2020 is 1st June.

There is no fee to submit your film for consideration.

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 2020, we prefer films completed in 2019 or 2020. Films completed in 2018 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.

Recommendations

The following criteria do not disqualify a film but may weigh against consideration for acceptance:

  • Films shorter than 2:00 or longer than 20:00
  • Films from 2018
  • 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:       10 - 20 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 2019

Womanimation!

A custom creation by Zhanna Bekmambetova

Womanimation! Visual Vanguard 2019

Womanimation!

A custom creation by Anne Breymann

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Womanimation! Press

A terrific article on the 2019 festival in the Providence Journal.

Another article in the RI Motif Magazine.

A recommendation from Boston's WBUR ARTery.


A great Motif article on the 2017 festival, along with a mention of the 2018 festival in the Boston Globe.


An interview with festival organizers from 2016 in Motif Magazine.

Another writeup on the 2016 festival in the Providence Monthly.


Motif Magazine also 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.