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TRICKY WOMEN/TRICKY REALITIES International Animation Film Festival

11 March - 15 March 2020

Contact: Waltraud Grausgruber


Phone: 0043 1 990 46 63

Fax: -

Address: Museumsquartier/Q21, Museumsplatz 1

Festival website

  • About
  • Submission Info

Since 2001 TRICKY WOMEN/TRICKY REALITIES takes place every year in March around the date of the International Women’s Day. TRICKY WOMEN/TRICKY REALITIES focuses on animated films made by women* and therefore fills a unique position within the international festival landscape. Besides the competition the festival shows themed programs and retrospectives to present an exciting overview of the animated cinematic art of female artists from around the world and Austrian filmmakers as well. Historical curiosities and contemporary productions are part of TRICKY WOMEN/TRICKY REALITIES’ programming.

Animated Documentaries, works of students of international film schools and academies, and the cinematographic reflection on the complex work/society were established as festival anchors. Exhibitions, workshops and Best Practice-afternoons provide an insight into the creative work of filmmakers and offer the opportunity to get in touch with each other. TRICKY WOMEN/TRICKY REALITIES’ declared aim is to confront the audience with the unlimited aesthetics of animation films made by women*.

Theme(s): Animation films made by female* directors

Year established: 2001

Is this festival exclusively animation?: Yes - this is exclusively an animation festival

This festival is recognised by ASIFA

Submission deadline:
4 October 2019

Entry fee:
FREE! There is no charge for this festival


  • We are looking forward to your entries in the following categories: - International competition (animated shorts finished after January 1st
  • 2018) - Work / Work Affairs (not limited to recent works) - 100 Years of Women's Suffrage
  • democracy and participation (not limited to recent works)
  • Animated Short
  • Best Animation
  • Documentary
  • Experimental
  • Feature Film
  • Music Video
  • Professional
  • Student

Submission methods:

  • DVD
  • Online Upload (via festival site)
  • Short Film Depot

The entry can be uploaded via or the online form on our website (click on the tab submission).

Beside the film credits we need a short synopsis of the film, 1-3 film stills (jpg/tiff in 300 dpi), a bio/filmography and a preview film file not bigger than 80MB (we recommend a size of about 960x540, .mp4 or h.264). Trailers won't be accepted, the film file must be named with the title of the film and the name of the directress!

Non-English movies must be applied with English subtitles.

Link to entry form

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