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Womanimation! Returns to the Boston Area

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

The Womanimation! 2018 Film Festival, in its tenth edition, takes place on Saturday, June 30th.

Womanimation! is just 6 days away!

For the first time, the festival will visit Amazing Things Arts Center in Framingham, Massachusetts.

Showtimes are 4:00pm, 6:00pm, and 8:00pm. Tickets are $10 at the door or online in advance here.

Womanimation! 2018 Film Selections

We have been seeking talented international women animators to highlight their work in our festival, as always with no submission fee.

From hundreds of quality submissions from dozens of countries, we have selected our twelve final films.

Click here for details on the Womanimation! 2018 film selections.

More on the Films

Ten countries on four continents are represented, with styles from stop-motion to 3D to traditional 2D and computer/2D hybrids.

With running times between 2½ and 15 minutes, the films emphasize well-developed narratives, with themes including historical romance, self-acceptance, family relationships, the cycle of life, and voyages into the supernatural.


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DJ Madame B's signature show Transworld Airwaves has moved!

Tune into WZBC, 90.3 FM in Boston, Wednesdays from 9:30 - 11:00 pm.

Spoiler Alert Radio will precede the show, airing at 9:00 pm, and of course, still podcasting at spoileralertradio.com.


The 11th Annual Short Short Story Film Festival

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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!

Awards

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.

For the Heartsrings program, the winner was Laymun, by Catherine Prowse and Hannah Quinn, and for the Headtrip program, the jury and audience selected Fiaskó, by Szabolcs Nagy.

More Awards

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

Ces p’tites heures won the Petit Prose award for excellence in the execution of short narrative, and Muteum 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.

More On The Festival

Click here for more on the 2017 festival.

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

World Music Charts

Click here for the latest MergingArts Radio charts

from DJ Madame B on WZBC and WRIU

Now charting to Transglobal World Music Charts

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Saturday, June 30

4pm ~ 6pm ~ 8pm

$10

Amazing Things
Arts Center
160 Hollis Street
Framingham, MA

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SSSFF 2017 Heartstrings Audience Award

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SSSFF 2017 Petit Prose Award

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A weekly broadcast and podcast featuring conversations on the craft of filmmaking.

For more information about the program, click here.

This week's episode:

Perry Robertson - Supervising Sound Editor - Black Hawk Down, Lars and the Real Girl, Juno, Up in the Air, Jeff Who Lives at Home, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Wonder, and Tully

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SSSFF 2017 Headtrip Jury Award

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SSSFF 2017 Headtrip Audience Award

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SSSFF 2017 Headtrip Jury Award

SF 17 Mind's Eye

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