Tricky Women / Tricky Realities Animation Festival 2024

Deadline | Event Dates (period)
06/03/2024 - 10/03/2024
Vienna, Austria
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Festival Description

The festival is always held in Vienna in March around International Women´s Day. TRICKY WOMEN/TRICKY REALITIES is worldwide the only big recurring festival of animated films by female*/trans/inter creators

2024 Call for Entries

The festival offers an international competition of animated short films finished after January 1st, 2022 and realised by female/queer-feminist artists (male co-directors are welcome). Each filmmaker, producer or distributor may submit as many films as they like. No films entered in prior TRICKY WOMEN/TRICKY REALITIES Festivals shall be admitted. At least 50% of the film is animated and 50% of the directresses are female/genderqueer artists.

NEW CATEGORY IN COMPETITIONS: VR (Virtual Reality ) & AR (Augmented Reality) 
Projects with high artistic quality and unique experiences that thrive in the virtual realm, both linear and non-linear narratives. This program is a cooperation with XR Vienna and Artificial Museum.

The special calls are not limited to current works (but not already submitted ones).

  • Work / Work Affairs: This program positions labor as a lens through which we can view the world. This can include (but is not limited to) films about economic exploitation, emancipation, maternal/domestic/emotional labor and how we determine value. This program is supported by Arbeiterkammer Wien.
  • Feminist Topics: This program explores asymmetrical power dynamics relative to gender. Relevant films could be about the body, motherhood, abortion, activists, objectification and subjective experiences of tricky realities.
  • Fair Play: This program navigates the paths to justice in inherently unjust institutions. Topics could include identity politics (age, disability, race, gender, sexuality etc), equality of opportunity, climate change, ecofeminism and alternative visions of a just world. This program is supported by Arbeiterkammer Wien.
  • Animated Documentaries

2023 Festival Coverage

Festival trailer by Maja Gehrig

Maja Gehrig: "In this trailer, the hidden beauty and sexuality of the statistical visualization is made visible. The diagrams are breaking free from the straitjacket of their coordinates."

2022 Festival Coverage

2021 Festival  Coverage

2020 Festival Coverage

2019 Festival Coverage

2018 Festival Coverage


Event Dates

  • From 06/03/2024 to 10/03/2024



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