For International Women’s Day, here is just the tiniest sampling of some of our favourite films from rad female animators, in no particular order. There’s so much more out there, it’s hard to even know where to start, but Heather Kai Smith’s Great Women Animators blog is a great place to dive in.

Featured here: Heather Kai Smith, Adele Han Li, Sharon Smith, Amanda Forbis & Wendy Tilby, Amanda Strong, Kirsten Lepore, ShiShi Yamazaki, Allison Schulnik, Jennifer Levonian, Lori D, Becky James, Lizzy Hobbs, Luisa Cameron, Yoriko Mizushiri, Linnea Sterte, Nina Gantz, Stacey Steers, Amy Lockhart, Marta Pajek, Victoria Vincent, Iulia Voitova, Natalia Chernysheva, Lori Malépart-Traversy, Hannah Jacobs, Tess Martin, Sarina Nihei, Sara Gunnarsdóttir, Marcie LaCerte and Julia Pott.

(Note: If we’ve misgendered anyone here, send us a note and we’ll correct that right away. Only encountering folks through the internet can make that tricky sometimes)

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