If we’ve all learned anything from Disney and Pixar, it’s that animated films often contain powerful messages. At Womanimation! 2016, audiences and cinephiles alike will be able to experience compelling animated short films created by international female filmmakers.
The festival, now in its eighth year and brought to Providence by MergingArts Productions, will take place on Saturday, June 25 at AS220. The screenings will take place at 4:00, 6:00, and 8:00 pm and will each feature a slideshow introducing the filmmakers. The festival features creators from Europe, North America and the Middle East.
In their work, the filmmakers explore themes like gender roles, family relationships and womanhood. The visual styles will include traditional hand drawn images, computer animation and stop motion. In one film, The Tree, Czech animator Lucie Sunkova uses the unusual medium of paint on glass to create a parable about birth, death and the passage of time.
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