Womanimation! 2015 Films

Total run time: 83 minutes

Sparky Ketchup

Dir. Lori Malépart-Traversy (Montreal, Canada)

A documentary about a girl who in Spring 1997 entered a coloring contest launched for the release of a new variety of ketchup.

2 min, 2d

Munya in mij (Munya in me)  *Audience Award Winner*

Dir. Mascha Halberstad (Arnhem, The Netherlands)

Munya, a bullied ten-year-old girl, tries to avoid her tormentors until she realizes that she shouldn’t hide but show herself.

20 min, stop-motion

I Was a Teenage Girl, Apparently

Dir. Lyn Elliot and Nina Frenkel (Kansas City/Brooklyn, USA)

After discovering the diary she kept as a teenager, Lydia goes back in time to try to talk some sense into her younger self.

6 min, 2d

Beach Flags

Dir. Sarah Saidan (Tehran, Iran)

Vida is a young Iranian lifeguard who is determined to be the one on her team to participate in an international competition in Australia. However, when Sareh, who is as fast and talented as her, joins the team, Vida faces an unexpected situation.

14 min, 2d

Carapace  *Visual Vanguard Award Winner*

Dir. Flora Molinie (Lilas, France)

Lili is in love, but can't make love. She has no idea why. Leo is full of empathy, but Lili is frustrated, desperate, and above all scared that their relationship can't last like this. So begins her quest to take charge of her body and her destiny.

16 min, digital


Dir. Natália Azevedo Andrade (Vila do Conde - Porto, Portugal)

A dancer loses her rhythm. An expedition through the interior of fear, guilt and shame.

3 min, computer 2d

Khanoom Gol Mikhaki (Lady with Flower Hair)

Dir. Sarah Tabibzadeh (Tehran, Iran)

The Lady with Flower-Hair is a woman of forty, on whose hair has grown a set of carnations. She was different even from childhood. She now lives alone, pre-occupied with the flowers on her hair.

11 min, digital paper


Dir. Rosana Urbes (São Paulo, Brazil)

Guida, a sweet lady who’s been a Courthouse archivist for 30 years, changes her routine after seeing an ad about life drawing classes. A reflection upon the artistic inspiration recovery process, art as a transformation agent, and the concept of beauty.

12 min, 2d

Womanimation! Audience Award 2015


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Womanimation! Visual Vanguard 2015


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A terrific write-up and summary of the festival from the New Haven Independent.

A featured event and another event highlight in the CT Patch.

A recommendation from the CT Tourist Office and the CT Insider.

A listing for the 2023 Encore Edition from WBUR Radio, and the Boston Patch.

Also mentions from MassArt on their website and facebook.

An article highlighting the 2023 festival from the
CT Insider, along with another listing here.

A detailed article from Patch.com.

Selected as a Coming Attraction by Boston's Arts Fuse.

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.