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Women ... Animation ... Womanimation!

What is Womanimation? As the name implies, it's a festival showcasing acclaimed animated films created by women from 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 features something for every taste.

Saturday, June 30th
Framingham, Massachusetts

at Amazing Things Arts Center

Showtimes: 4:00 pm, 6:00 pm, 8:00 pm

DJ Madame B weaved soundscapes created by women across the globe before and after screenings.

Festival Films

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

Filmmakers hailed from ten countries on four continents, with five US premieres and two international premieres.

Click here for details on this year's festival film selections.

With styles from stop-motion to 3D to traditional 2D and computer/2D hybrids, and running times between 2½ and 15 minutes, the films emphasize well-developed narratives, with themes including historical romance, self-acceptance, family relationships, the cycle of life, and voyages into the supernatural.


The 2018 Audience Award winner is Tweet-tweet, directed by Zhanna Bekmambetova from Russia, an emotionally-charged film with brilliantly-crafted 3D visuals exploring life on a tightrope.

Nachtstück, from German womanimator Anne Breymann, won the Visual Vanguard award for visual innovation in storytelling.

The unsettling tale of bizarre forest creatures gambling late at night impressed audiences and judges alike.

Award winners will be receiving custom awards created by last year's Womanimation! award winners.

Festival Herstory

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

Womanimation! Audience Award 2018


A custom creation by Britt Raes

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.