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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.


Womanimation! 2022

As a result of complications from Covid, the 12th edition of the festival did not take place in either 2020 or 2021.

For 2022, we are planning a "Best Of" retrospective online festival showcasing some of the amazing films from the past decade or so.

Check back in late Spring for further details.

Film Submissions

As 2022 is a "Best Of", we will not be looking for new submissions. You can review our general submission requirements below, however.

There is no fee to submit your film for consideration.

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.)

We prefer films completed in the festival year or previous year
(e.g. 2021/2022 for 2022). Earlier films are typically ineligible.

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

Recommendations

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 available publicly online
  • Films that have played extensively in the US (especially 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 Apple ProRes if your FTP accepts the larger files.

We will contact you if your format is unworkable.

Please do not submit DCP or DVD format.

Womanimation! Audience Award 2019

Womanimation!

A custom creation by Zhanna Bekmambetova

Womanimation! Visual Vanguard 2019

Womanimation!

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.