Animation by Women

When Animation Is Film was founded, one of its missions was to champion and support women filmmakers. This year, Animation Is Film Festival is enormously proud to feature major premieres and in-person Q&As with some of the most exciting talent in animation. In its fifth edition, two-thirds of the Competition films were directed or co-directed by women, and the Special Events lineup features an historic number of animated studio releases (3!), directed solely by women.


Aurora’s Sunrise
Inna Sahakyan · Armenia / Germany / Lithuania · 2022
Filmmaker Q&A, North American Premiere
My Father’s Dragon
Nora Twomey · Ireland / France · 2022
Filmmaker Q&A, North American Premiere
Turning Red
Lindsey Collins · Domee Shi · USA · 2022
Filmmaker Q&A
Gold Kingdom and Water Kingdom
Kotono Watanabe · Japan
World Premiere
USA / Spain · 2022
Filmmaker Q&A
Mascha Halberstad · Marleen Slot · Netherlands · 2022
Filmmaker Q&A
Kajsa Næss · Norway / Belgium · 2022
Filmmaker Q&A, World Premiere
Little Nicolas
Amandine Fredon · Benjamin Massoubre · France, Luxembourg · 2022
US Premiere
SHORTS #3: Annecy / Women in Animation