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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 29th
Providence, Rhode Island

at AS220's Main Stage

Womanimation! 11th Edition - Showtimes

  • 4:00 pm
  • 6:00 pm
  • 8:00 pm

DJ Madame B spun woman-created world soundscapes before and after screenings, and organizers were on hand to introduce the programs.

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Awards

The 2019 Audience Award winner is Le jour extraordinaire, directed by Joanna Lurie from France - a visually striking, mysterious, and touching wordless tale of family members performing an unusual funeral ceremony.

Introduction to Epilogue, from Latvian womanimator Indra Sproģe, won the Visual Vanguard award for visual innovation in storytelling.

The colorful, allegorical film about the fear of death and the cycle of life resonated with audiences and judges alike.

Award winners received custom awards created by last year's Womanimation! award winners.

Womanimation! 2019 Film Selections

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

From hundreds of quality submissions from dozens of countries, we selected twelve final films.

Click here for details on the Womanimation! 2019 film selections.

Womanimation! 2019 Press

Local and regional press have been taking notice of the festival. You can read a terrific article on the festival in the Providence Journal.

Another article comes from the RI Motif Magazine, as well as a recommendation from WBUR ARTery in Boston - worth the drive!

More on the Films

Eleven countries on four continents were represented, with styles from stop-motion to 3D to traditional 2D and computer/2D hybrids.

With running times between 3 and 15 minutes, the films emphasize well-developed narratives as well as visual experimentation, with themes touching on history, family, romance, or self-discovery, along with regular detours into realms of fantasy.

Festival Herstory

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


Womanimation! Audience Award 2019

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Womanimation! Visual Vanguard 2019

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Womanimation! Press

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.