Things Took a Turn is an annual animation anthology that challenges artists of marginalized genders (including women, non-binary artists, and trans men)  to create new animated short stories by twisting familiar narratives



- Participants must pick a known story or trope and find a new way to change or interpret it into a short animation. This can mean keeping tropes as loose threads of your story or sticking to the original plot like glue, but there MUST be a noticeable change at some point. Alternatively, participants may also write an original short within the theme.

-Participants should identify as female, trans, non-binary, or genderqueer – let's see all the great work you animators and designers have to offer!

-Final submissions must be between 5 seconds and 3 minutes long. 

-All experience levels welcome.

-Collaborations welcome, but also this could be a cool opportunity to challenge yourself to do something outside your comfort zone!

-One entry per person/team

-Submissions should have subtitles if they're not in English

At the end, submissions will be curated into one long video!


You can see the lasest anthology here