Womanimation! 2019 at AS220 Main Stage – One Day Only
Womanimation! is the premiere showcase in the US of international women’s animated short films, returning to Rhode Island for a special one-day only engagement at AS220 in Providence on Saturday, June 29th.
With a dozen films culled from hundreds of submissions from over forty countries, the festival exhibits techniques from traditional 2-d hand drawing to stop motion to computer animation and mixed media.
Several of the films make their US debut, and all are New England premieres. The festival offers a rare chance for local audiences to sample the world of women’s animation.
Though never longer than 15 minutes, and sometimes under five, the films emphasize well-developed stories as well as visual experimentation. Narrative themes might touch on history, family, romance, or self-discovery, along with regular detours into realms of fantasy.
The festival program will screen at 4:00 pm, 6:00 pm, and 8:00 pm, with festival organizers on hand to introduce the program.
Additionally, DJ Madame B will create international soundscapes before and after screenings, and a slideshow introducing the “Womanimators” is presented immediately before each screening.
Tickets are available online in advance and at the door for $10. For more information, or to purchase tickets in advance, visit www.mergingarts.org.