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Tricky Women International Animation Filmfestival 2019

13 March - 17 March 2019

Contact: Waltraud Grausgruber


Phone: 0043 1 990 46 63

Fax: -

Address: Museumsquartier/Q21, Museumsplatz 1

Festival website

  • About
  • Submission Info

Since 2001 Tricky Women takes place every year in March around the date of the International Women’s Day. Tricky Women 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’s 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’s 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:
5 October 2018

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
  • 2017) - Work / Work Affairs (not limited to recent works) - 100 Years of Women's Suffrage
  • democracy and participation (not limited to recent works) - and Animated Feature Films (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 Tricky Women-Online-Form (“Submission”-item on our Tricky Women-Website.

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).

Non-English movies must be applied with English subtitles.

Link to entry form

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