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Womanimation 2022

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

As a result of complications from Covid, the festival did not take place in either 2020 or 2021.

This year, we presented a Best Of retrospective online festival showcasing some of the amazing films from the past several years.

Between 1st July and 10th July, audiences viewed the films online and voted for their favorites.

Films presented were those that had won either an Audience Award or a Visual Vanguard Award between 2014 and 2019.

Click here to view the list of festival films.

We have a winner!

Thanks to our international audiences, and our participating filmmakers, for taking part in this year's event!


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We have counted and recounted the ballots, and the Audience Award winner for 2022 is Catherine, directed by Britt Raes from Belgium.

This darkly comic tale of the relationship between a woman and her pets originally won the audience award in the 2017 festival.

Festival "Herstory"

The most recent live edition of Womanimation! took place in June 2019 at AS220 in Providence, Rhode Island, USA.

To find out more on previous festivals, click here.

You can read more on the festival concept here.

Music Charting

World Music

Toni (aka DJ Madame B) is a global music genre director showcasing sounds from around the world. She hosts Pacifica affiliate syndicated and regional world music shows.

She submits MergingArts Global Radio weekly charts to NACC (North American College & Community Chart) and RMR (Roots Music Report).

She is an active panelist of international charting organizations, TWMC (Transglobal World Music Chart), BWMC (Balkan World Music Chart), and RWMC (Russian World Music Chart), representing MergingArts.

Click here to view weekly and monthly world music charts and adds.

Radio Syndication

World Music

Donne del Mondo showcases global music by women, celebrating musical women of the world. Available Saturday afternoons, it is distributed via the Pacifica Radio Network on select affiliates throughout North America.

You can also hear Donne del Mondo internationally via syndication on CBF Web Radio.

Transworld Airwaves features a cross-cultural musical journey united in voices and rhythms. As well as syndicating on Pacifica and CBF Web Radio, it broadcasts every other Sunday evening from 7:00 to 8:00 pm (US Eastern time) on WZBC 90.3 FM from Boston College in Newton/Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts.

You can hear more international sounds every Sunday from 8:00 am to 11:00 am Eastern, by tuning in to World Wide Waves, with rotating hosts Dan/Justin, Toni, DJ R-I-K/Johnny D, and Chris. It can be heard on 90.3 FM WRIU, non-commercial radio broadcasting from the University of Rhode Island in Kingston, RI.

Spoiler Alert Radio

Featuring conversations on the craft of filmmaking, Spoiler Alert Radio continues to syndicate weekly on selected Pacifica affiliates.

You can find out more about the show, including syndication information, by clicking here, or visit our podcast and archive page by clicking here.

World Music Charts 

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Spoiler Alert Radio

A weekly broadcast and podcast featuring conversations on the craft of filmmaking.

For more information about the program, click here.

This week's episode:

Tom Bjelic - Sound Designer - Saw series, Orphan Black, Risen, Sun Records, Dark Matter, Crimes Of The Future, and the upcoming Cello

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