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Womanimation! Herstory

Womanimation! 2018

Click here for information on the most recent edition of the festival.

MassArt Encore Edition 2018

On Saturday, March 17th, a special edition of the festival took place at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design.

Ten films from the 2017 festival screened, along with the two 2016 award-winning films, and DJ Madame B wove soundscapes from women around the world before and after the special screening.

With an audience comprising several animation students and alumni, it was gratifying to see all the films appreciated for both technical and creative merits. Domov from Aliona Baranova (Belarus/Czechia) was voted the audience's favorite.

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

Womanimation! 2017

The 2017 festival, the 9th edition, took place Saturday, July 8th at AS220 in Providence, RI.

This was the ninth edition of the festival, exhibiting twelve short films with a total run time of about 85 minutes.

Filmmakers hailed from ten countries throughout Europe and Asia, and nine of the films made their US premiere, including one international premiere.

Click here for a list of 2017 festival films.

Read a terrific review of the festival in Motif Magazine here.

You can listen to interviews with Womanimators from 2016 and 2017 on Spoiler Alert Radio by clicking here.

More on the Festival

DJ Madame B weaved soundscapes created by women across the globe before and after screenings, with a reception after the final screening, with contributions from John Santos and Mumma's Real Lemonade.


The 2017 Audience Award winner is Catherine, directed by Britt Raes from Belgium, a tale of the making of a cat lady whose charges don't stick around for long.

WireLess, by Hungarian womanimator Szandra Pataki, won the Visual Vanguard award for visual innovation in storytelling.

The enigmatic tale of the interactions of creatures made entirely of a continuous wire impressed audiences (coming in 2nd place) and judges alike.

Award winners received custom awards created by Womanimation! 2016 award winners.

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Womanimation! Audience Award 2018


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Womanimation! Visual Vanguard 2018


A custom creation by Szandra Pataki

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Womanimation! Press

Great article discussing the 2017 festival and women in animation at Motif Magazine, along with a mention of the 2018 festival in the Boston Globe.

Read an interview with festival organizers on the 2016 festival in Motif Magazine.

Another writeup on the 2016 festival in the Providence Monthly.

Motif Magazine 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.