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Womanimation! Herstory

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

Womanimation! 2023

The thirteenth edition of Womanimation! took place on Saturday 8th July at Greenwood Features in Bethel, CT, USA.

Festival Films

Twelve films from nine nations screened, all of which were US or International premieres.

With running times between 2 and 15 minutes, the films emphasized well-developed narratives as well as visual daring, exploring themes including our relationship with nature, culture clashes, family bonds, and the fragility of life.

Click here for details on the films.

Festival Awards

Audiences at each screening voted for their favorite three films of the program, with the top overall vote-getter being declared the winner.

The Audience Award winner was Носки для Звезды (Socks for the Star), directed by Olga Titova from Russia.

In a new twist for 2023, a special jury was assembled consisting of women musicians who have topped one of the MergingArts Global Radio weekly charts. The jury reviewed and rated the films, with the winner being Testigo del Viento (Wind Whisperer), from Fernanda Caicedo (Ecuador/Germany).

Click here for a list of jury members.

An honorable mention went to Миллионы алых роз (Millions of Scarlet Roses) from Russian animator Galina Golubeva, which finished second in audience and third in jury voting.

Both audience and jury votes were very close, and these films finished in the top three with both our jury and audience. A great year for stop-motion!

Award winners received custom awards created by previous award winners, Joanna Lurie (France) and Indra Sproģe (Latvia).

Check out the awards pics on the left side of the page.

Womanimation! 2022

As a result of complications from Covid, the 12th edition of the festival did not take place in either 2020 or 2021.

For 2022, we presented a Best Of retrospective online festival showcasing some of the amazing films from the past several years.

Between 1st July and 10th July, audiences viewed the films online and voted for their favorites.

Films presented were those that had won either an Audience Award or a Visual Vanguard Award between 2014 and 2019.

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Womanimation! Jury Award 2023


A custom creation by Indra Sproģe

Womanimation! Audience Award 2023


A custom creation by Joanna Lurie

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Womanimation! Press

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.