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Womanimation! 2024

Womanimation! is the premier showcase in the US of international women’s animation, a special one-day film festival event presenting animated short film stories created by women around the world.

From satire to drama, from the everyday to the surreal - in styles from traditional 2-D to stop-motion to computer animation - the festival showcases wide-ranging visual styles.

The fourteenth edition of Womanimation! took place at
Best Video Film & Cultural Center in Hamden, Connecticut, USA, on Saturday 29th June.

Awards and Audience Participation

Audiences at each screening voted for their favorite three films of the program, with the top overall vote-getter to receive a custom art object award, created by a winner from last year's festival.

The Audience Award winner for 2024 is Becarias (Interns), directed by Marina Donderis, Núria Poveda, Marina Cortón, from Spain. The film also came in second in our Jury voting.

A special jury, consisting of eleven women musicians who have topped one of the MergingArts Global Radio weekly charts, reviewed and rated the films.

The jury winner was Les oiseaux (The Birds), from animator Christel Hortz from Belgium, who will also be receiving a custom art award from a previous winner.

Click here to see the list of our jury members, hailing from Europe, Asia, and South America.

Honorable mentions go to Chicken from German animator Anna Benner, and Felina from Spanish animator María Lorenzo, both of which did well in audience and jury voting.

Festival Film Selections

For a detailed listing of this year's festival films, click here.

We sought talented women animators from around the world to highlight their work in our festival, as always with no submission fee.

From hundreds of quality submissions from dozens of countries, we selected our fourteen final films, from twelve nations on four continents.

With running times between two and twelve minutes, the films emphasize well-developed narratives as well as visual daring, exploring themes including gender roles, culture clashes, family bonds, and the fragility of life.

Music and More

Each screening was preceded by a slide show with music introducing the filmmakers, and DJ Madame B wove soundscapes created by women across the globe between screenings. Vittles Food Truck brought their Southern Comfort Food to the festival as well.

Special thanks to Mariana Masetto for her unique concert performance just for the festival.

Click here to view Mariana's performance.

Festival Herstory

The inaugural festival was held in conjunction with the second international SWAN Day (Support Women Artists Now), an event designed to highlight the contributions of women artists for Women’s History Month in March.

Since then, it has played around New England in late spring or early summer, and is one of the premiere showcases of women's animated shorts in North America.

To find out more about previous editions of the festival, click here.

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

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.