Womanimation! 2023 Encore Edition Films

Total run time: 89 minutes

Introduction to Epilogue 

Dir. Indra Sproģe (Riga, Latvia)

A colorful, allegorical film about the fear of death. Life always ends in death, and the end is always a new beginning.

9 min, Stop-motion plasticine with 2D hand-drawn

쿠키 커피 도시락 (Cookie Coffee Dosirak)

Dir. Kang Minji, Kim Hyemi, Lee Kyunghwa, Han Byung-a
(Seoul, Korea)

A group of four women friends meet for cookies, coffee, and a picnic lunch. They eat, drink, laugh, and bond over stories recounting their different life choices and struggles with society's expectations.

13 min, 2D Computer

Goutte d'eau (Water Drop)

Dir. Selma El Malki (Lyon, France)

A grandmother is unable to cry over the death of her husband. She shares her struggle with her family, who gives her strange advice on ways to cry.

4 min, 2D/3D Computer

白布之下 (Under White)

Dir. Sun Li'an (Zhejiang Province, China)

Using memories of her grandfather's funeral as the theme, the director examines this close yet distant blood relationship and her re-understanding of death.

3 min, 2D, drawing on paper, live action

Миллионы алых роз (Millions of Scarlet Roses)

Dir. Galina Golubeva (Moscow, Russia)

A young officer fell passionately in love with a provincial actress who loves only flowers.

15 min, Stop-motion clay


Dir. Paola Luciani (Treviso, Italy)

Maria tells her story of making her way from rural Italy to Canada, following Angelo, who had left their small town a year earlier.

7 min, 2D Computer, photoshop

Kõhkleja (The Hesitator)

Dir. Katariin Mudist (Tallinn, Estonia)

A wavering man has trouble making decisions, so he follows each opportunity along his way by splitting himself.

4½ min, 2D digital

Ich fühl mich FURCHTBAR!! (What the FRUIT is Wrong with Me??)

Dir. Sarah Rothenberger (Zurich, Switzerland)

A young woman is plagued by strange and comic symptoms. What could they possibly mean?

2 min, 2D, After Effects and Tvpaint mix

Testigo del Viento (Wind Whisperer)  *Audience Award Winner*

Dir. Fernanda Caicedo (Ecuador/Germany)

At the end of the horizon a singing cicada is born. Its flying is short, yet its chanting is eternal.

7 min, Stop-motion textiles, paper, organic materials w/computer effects.

Piano in the Bushes

Dir. Dashka Dementeva (Tallinn, Estonia)

Empty handed head, mystery girl, piano key, new awakening.

7 min, 2D Procreate + After Effects

Носки для Звезды (Socks for the Star)

Dir. Olga Titova (Moscow, Russia)

Dancing in cold space is dangerous, but close-knit friendship will keep you strong.

10 min, Stop-motion puppets


Dir. Maria Victoria Sánchez Lara (Zulia, Venezuela)

A beautiful girl, in love with the Sun God, is pursued by the head of a nearby clan and his son, who wants her hand in marriage to unite their clans.

9 min, 2D digital

Womanimation! Audience Award 2023


A custom creation by Joanna Lurie

Womanimation! Jury Award 2023


A custom creation by Indra Sproģe

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Womanimation! Press

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.