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Womanimation! 2024 Judges

After last year's success, we again assembled a unique jury of talented women musicians to review this year's festival films.

All of the following women at one point have topped one of the MergingArts Global Radio weekly charts.

Be sure to check out their links below and hear some fantastic music from around the globe!

Jury Members

Adela Mede (Slovakia/Hungary) - Artist and composer of experimental electronic music, creating music that explores intimacy and spiritual growth through minimalist soundscapes and vocal work.

Aiace (Brazil) - Singer-songwriter using elements of Brazilian popular music, jazz, and elements of rock, but without forgetting her ancestral Afro-Bahian roots

Amada (Italy) - Singer-songwriter blending traditional sounds from Italy, Cape Verde, Argentina, and the Mediterranean with chamber music and modern musical influences

Bilja Krstić (Serbia) - Veteran singer with a fifty-year career spanning pop/rock, children's music, traditional folk music, and composition for film, television and theatre.

Blanca Altable (Spain) - Prominent violinist in the traditional and neo-traditional Castilian music scene, blending traditional and non-traditional rhythms, reinterpreting dulzaina for violin, and incorporating technologies such as pedals, loops, and MIDI controllers.

Hysterrae (Italy/Iran) - Four women from different ethnic and musical cultures, from Tehran, Iran to Campania, Italy. Abstracting from the elements of each tradition, they create a hypnotic journey connecting voices, percussion, and melodies

Jenni Venäläinen (Finland) - Kantele player and singer playing different kinds of kanteles from 5-stringed kantele to 38-stringed concert kantele

Mariana Masetto (Argentina) - Musician, singer, composer, professional yoga teacher, writer and teacher

Mariana's special festival performance can be seen here.

Swarupa Ananth (India) - Percussionist and producer, entrepreneur, and online music educator

Teea Aarnio (Finland) - Vocalist, composer, interdisciplinary artist, lyricist and music facilitator

Zvezdana Novaković ZveN (Slovenia) - Singer and harpist combining traditional folk, jazz, classical, electronic music and performing arts

Womanimation! Jury Award 2024


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Womanimation! Audience Award 2024


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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.