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It's a Wrap!

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

On Saturday June 29th, the eleventh edition of Womanimation! took place at AS220 in Providence, Rhode Island, USA.

Thanks to all our enthusiastic audiences, everyone at AS220, and our participating filmmakers for making the festival a great success!

You can continue to follow the Facebook event page here, or read more details on this year's festival here.


France Laurel     Latvia Laurel

We have counted and recounted the ballots, and the Audience Award winner for 2019 is Le jour extraordinaire (Flowing through Wonder), directed by Joanna Lurie from France.

Woolworld and Introduction to Epilogue were runners-up.

Introduction to Epilogue, by Latvian womanimator Indra Sproge, also won the Visual Vanguard award for visual innovation in storytelling.

Award winners received custom awards created by last year's award winners, Zhanna Bekmambetova and Anne Breymann.

Festival Films

We sought 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 selected twelve films from eleven nations.

Click here to view the list of festival films.

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

With running times between 3 and 15 minutes, the films emphasize well-developed narratives as well as visual experimentation, with themes touching on history, family, romance, or self-discovery, along with regular detours into realms of fantasy.

There's a buzz, and it's not the bees

Local and regional press have been taking notice of the festival. You can read a terrific article on the festival in the Providence Journal.

Another article comes from the RI Motif Magazine, as well as a recommendation from WBUR ARTery in Boston - worth the drive!

MassArt Encore Edition of Womanimation! 10

On March 23rd, 2019, a special MassArt Encore Edition of the festival took place at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design.

The twelve films from the 2018 festival screened, with DJ Madame B weaving soundscapes from women around the world before and after the special screening. This was an official SWAN Day event.

Co-sponsored by the MassArt Animation Department, this educational screening was free and open to the public.

Thanks to Steve, Alice, Tony, Kara, Erica, and everyone at MassArt for making the event a success!

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Short Short Story Film Festival

The Short Short Story Film Festival is a competitive international festival of films that tell a story in under six minutes.

The Short Short Story Film Festival celebrates brevity in filmmaking, with films from across the globe, both live-action and animated.

Two programs, Heartstrings and Headtrip, each showcasing eighteen films tightly sequenced in under ninety minutes, with each having a distinctive tone yet wide-ranging styles and topics.

12th Edition - November 2018

The 12th edition of the festival took place in Providence, RI on Saturday, November 24th, at AS220.

Thirty countries from six continents were represented, with 26 films making their U.S. premieres, including eight world premieres.

See the complete list of films here.


See the complete list of jury, audience, and specialawards here.

A panel of film industry professionals from around the world, who were previously interviewed on Spoiler Alert Radio, reviewed the films in each program.

Audiences also voted on their three favorite films to determine award winners in each program. Additional awards were granted based on feedback from jury, audience, and festival organizers. Award winners received commissioned custom art objects created by past festival participants.

More On The Festival

For more details on the 2018 festival, click here, or learn more about the festival concept and history here.

Click here for requirements to submit for 2019 (beginning in August). As always, there is no fee to submit your film to the festival.

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