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Call: Tricky Women International Animation Filmfestival 2016

(Note: Please find the application form attached!)


Tricky Women is the first and only festival of animated film that is dedicated exclusively to animation by women filmmakers. Since 2001 it has been held in Vienna each March.


  • Awards:

Tricky Women Award of the City of Vienna worth 4000 Euro

3-month scholarship to live and work at quartier21/MQ under the Artist-in-Residence Program

Sawczynski-Award worth 1,000 Euro

Sielecki Award worth 500 Euro (for an Austrian animation)

Tricky Women Audience Award

Awards and prize money will go to the directresses of the films.


  • The festival offers an international competition of animated short films finished after January 1st, 2014 and realised by female artists (male co-directors are welcome). We want to open the festival to trans*inter* filmmakers and would be delighted to receive your entries. Each filmmaker, producer or distributor may submit as many films as they like. Each film submitted must be accompanied by an entry form and sent on a separate DVD. No films entered in prior Tricky Women Festivals shall be admitted.


  • The deadline for applications for the preliminary selection is October 10th, 2015.


  • Moreover, we welcome shorts entitled “work” (working conditions in the digital era, work-life-balance, desired workplaces, ...) and Animated Feature Films for our non-competitive sections; these films can also have been produced earlier than 2014.



Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 11:30am to Sunday, March 6, 2016 - 11:30pm
Submission Deadline 
Saturday, October 10, 2015 - 11:45pm
Museumsplatz 1
quartier 21/Kulturbüros
1070 Vienna