Womanimation!, the premiere showcase in the United States of international women’s animated short films, returns to Rhode Island for a special one-day only engagement at AS220 in Providence on Saturday, June 25th.
Presenting a select program of eleven short films from Europe, Asia, and North America, the festival blends styles such as traditional 2-d hand drawing, stop motion, and computer animation. With two world premieres, three US premieres, and six New England and East Coast premieres, the festival offers a rare chance for local audiences to sample the world of women’s animation.
Though never longer than 20 minutes, and sometimes under five, the films emphasize well-developed narratives. Themes run the gamut from more female-centric themes like motherhood, body image, and gender roles, to more universal themes like family relationships and the cycle of life.
The festival program will screen at 4pm, 6pm, and 8pm, with a catered reception following the final screening featuring DJ Madame B creating international soundscapes.