Women ... Animation ... Womanimation!


What is Womanimation!? As the name implies, it's a festival showcasing acclaimed animated film stories 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.

The thirteenth edition of Womanimation! takes place on Saturday 8th July at Greenwood Features in Bethel, CT, USA.

Festival Submissions Ending Soon!

Time is running out to submit your film for this year's edition.

There are only 7 days left to submit your film!

The submission deadline is Monday, 12th June, 2023.

We must have a completed form and a screenable version of the film by that date.

We charge no fee to submit your film for consideration.

How to submit:

1. Read the guidelines below.

2. Fill out an entry form HERE (opens in new window).

3. Send the film via WeTransfer HERE, or your own FTP service (DropBox, Google Drive, etc), sharing with email address mergingartsfilm@gmail.com.

Submission Guidelines

Festival films must be animated, directed by a woman, and narrative in structure (no music videos, trailers, non-narrative experimental pieces, and so forth.)

For 2023, we prefer films completed in 2021, 2022 or 2023. Earlier films are ineligible.

Filmmakers accepted into the festival are strongly encouraged to provide film stills and a photo of the director.


The following criteria do not disqualify a film but may weigh against consideration for acceptance:

  • Films shorter than 2:00 or longer than 20:00
  • Films from 2021
  • Films available publicly online
  • Films that have played extensively in the US (especially the northeast)

Technical Guidelines

For submission format, we strongly prefer the following.

  • Codec:         H.264
  • Resolution:   1080p
  • Frame rate:  24 or 25 fps
  • Bit rate:       10 - 20 Mbps

We can also accept uncompressed or less-compressed formats such as ProRes if the file is under the FTP size limit.

We will contact you if your format is unworkable.

Please do not submit DCP format.

Womanimation! Audience Award 2019


A custom creation by Zhanna Bekmambetova

Womanimation! Visual Vanguard 2019


A custom creation by Anne Breymann

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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.