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The 11th Annual Short Short Story Film Festival

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Short Short Story Film Festival

The 11th edition of the Short Short Story Film Festival took place at AS220's 95 Empire in Providence, Rhode Island, on Saturday, November 25th.

Thanks to all our enthusiastic audiences, jury members, and of course our participating filmmakers for making the festival a great success!


Congratulations to our Award winners! Click here for a list of awards.

In a first for the festival, for both programs, the jury and the audience selected the same films as their favorites. From New York to New Zealand, Olde England to New England, the verdicts were the same.

For the Heartsrings program, the winner was Laymun, by Catherine Prowse and Hannah Quinn, about a woman defying the destruction of the war-torn city around her by growing lemon trees.

For the Headtrip program, the jury and audience selected Fiaskó, by
Szabolcs Nagy, about an old man haggling with an unusual traveller who is selling magical treasures.

More Awards

Additionally, two "Directors Awards" recognized films with unique approaches that also won acclaim from audiences and jury.

Ces p’tites heures, a tale of a lonely Parisian woman on a summer night, won the Petit Prose award for excellence in the execution of short narrative.

Muteum, an art-museum field trip which takes a comically surreal turn, won the Mind's Eye award for the art of visual storytelling.

All award winners receive commissioned custom art objects created by past festival participants. Pics coming soon!

More On The Festival

With several hundred submissions from more than 70 countries, the festival screened 34 films, in two programs of 17 films each.

Twenty-two countries from four continents were represented, with 28 films making their U.S. premieres, including several world premieres.

Click here for more on this year's festival.

To learn more about the festival concept and history, click here.

Women ... Animation ... Womanimation!

Womanimation! is a festival showcasing acclaimed animated short film stories created by women from around the world.

The 2017 festival, the 9th edition, took place Saturday, July 8th at AS220 in Providence, RI.

You can read more on the festival here.

Festival Films

Filmmakers hailed from ten countries throughout Europe and Asia, and nine of the films made their US premiere, including one international premiere.

Click here for a list of this year's festival films.

Festival "Herstory"

To find out more on the previous eight festivals, click here.

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SSSFF 2017 Heartstrings Audience Award

SF 17 Heartstrings Audience

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SSSFF 2017 Petit Prose Award

SF 17 Petit Prose Award

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SSSFF 2017 Headtrip Jury Award

SF 17 Headtrip Jury

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SSSFF 2017 Headtrip Audience Award

SF 17 Headtrip Audience

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SSSFF 2017 Headtrip Jury Award

SF 17 Mind's Eye

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