A womxn-led showcase of extraordinary and award-winning stop-frame and VFX from the animated film industry. This dynamic and vibrant programme pushes the boundaries of animated film, showcasing a wide range of tones, textures and styles from puppet animation to curated showcases and music videos. This new programming strand champions the work of women (cisgender, transgender, non-binary, genderqueer or intersex) and aims to address the current gender imbalance of the animated film industry.

Featured as part of the programme are animators Ali Aschman (England), Amanda Aiken (Scotland), Aurélie Gauthier (Ireland), Camile Kater (Brazil), Eleanor Stewart (Scotland), Ellie LaCourt (USA), Erentia Bedeker (South Africa), Kate Jessop (England), Kelli Williams (USA), Martyna Koleniec (Czech Republic), Vanessa Sweet (USA) and Victoria Watson (Scotland).

The programme has been curated by Puppet Animation Scotland with the support of Animated Women UK (AWUK), Scotland and PANIMATION.


After the screening, AWUK will lead a creative panel discussion with five animators selected from the Animated Womxn programme to discuss their creative practice and to reflect on their experience as a womxn within the animated film industry. Founded in 2013, AWUK aims to change the gender landscape by building a vibrant network that facilitates mentoring, knowledge exchange and education for womxn in a male dominated society.


Before the screening join the founders of PANIMATION for a fun evening with chats and games, exploring how to combat gender stereotypes through character development when generating new stories. [BRING INFO HERE]


Animated Womxn is a part of our Digital Festival, through which you can experience boundary-pushing visually led performance and animation, broadcast direct to your home. Please note that you must have access to the internet and a laptop, tablet or similar device in order to attend this event.

Each event will receive a live ‘premiere’ as part of an evening line-up, and will be subsequently available to catch-up until midnight on Sunday 7 February. You can either purchase a DAY PASS which allows you premiere and catch-up access to all the works featured on that day, or a whole DIGITAL FESTIVAL PASS, which allows you premiere and catch-up access to all 7 days of programmed work (not including workshops). Visit our digital festival page to explore what’s on.

Image (c) CARNE by Camila Kater