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

Saturday, March 28th, a special MassArt Encore Edition of the festival takes place at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design.

The twelve films from the 11th edition of the festival will screen, with DJ Madame B weaving soundscapes from women around the world before and after the special screening. This is an official SWAN Day event.

Co-sponsored by the MassArt Animation Department, this educational screening is free and open to the public.

Festival Films

After reviewing hundreds of submissions, we selected a dozen films to screen in the festival.

Filmmakers hail from eleven countries on four continents, 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.

Click here for a list of the 11th edition festival films.

Womanimation! 2020

Beginning in April 2020, we will start accepting submissions for our 2020 edition.

Check back then for detailed submission information.

Festival "Herstory"

To find out more on previous festivals, click here.

You can read more on the festival concept here.

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Short Short Story Film Festival

The Short Short Story Film Festival is a competitive international festival of films that tell a story in under six minutes.

The festival celebrates brevity in filmmaking, with films from across the globe, both live-action and animated.

On Saturday, 30th November, 2019, the thirteenth edition of the festival took place at the Acoustic Java Café & Microcinema in Providence, Rhode Island, USA.

Two programs, Heartstrings and Headtrip, both showcased dozens of films tightly sequenced in under ninety minutes, each with a distinctive tone yet wide-ranging styles and topics.

Click here to view details on the festival films.

Festival Awards

The festival includes both jury and audience awards.

A panel of film industry professionals from around the world , who were previously interviewed on Spoiler Alert Radio, reviewed the films in each program.

Click here for the list of judges for each program.

Audiences also voted on their three favorite films to determine award winners in each program.

Award winners receive commissioned custom art objects created by past festival participants. See full details on the award winners and art objects on the awards page.

More Festival Links

Click here for more information on the 2019 festival.

To learn more about the festival concept and history, click here.

For requirements to submit for 2020, click here.

As always, there is no fee to submit your film to the festival.

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SSSFF 2019 Heartstrings Jury Award

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