32 minutes, Couleur, HD



Femelles is an animated documentary on the difficulties and taboos of childbirth and motherhood. Anonymously, woman share their most intimate secrets of the journey towards childbirth and beyond. Sometimes surprising, funny and sad, these touching testimonies take us to the world of women that share an exceptionnal privilege, the one of being called Mom…

Director’s Statement

Becoming a mother has been for me the biggest shock of my life. With this film, I aim to document the reality of mothers who experience this profound change. This animated documentary wants to demystify and dedramatize childbirth, educate and bring the population’s attention to the reality ofmothers and, ultimately, give back the maternal proudness by validating woman who bear children.

Recent News

Female hits the film festival circuit!

Female will be screened in these upcoming film festivals:
Taiwan International Woman Film Festival
St-Louis International Film Festival
Ellensburg Film Festival
Hamilton, French Film Festival

‘Female’ wins best documentary short!

St.Louis International Film Festival has awarded ‘Female’ with the best short documentary award!
Thank you to the festival and congratulations to our team!

Masterclass and retrospective at the Cinémathèque Québécoise

In collaboration with the Cinémathèque Québécoise and Vidéographe, there will be a spotlight on Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre’s animated work in January 2013 in Montreal.

Two separate events will be held:

A masterclass where she will talk about her creation process and how she…

Team and Credits

  • Director, Producer, Scriptwriter, Editing and Research
  • Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre
  • Animations
  • Brigitte Archambault
  • Special Effetcs
  • Kara Blake
  • Delegate Producer
  • Sylvain Corbeil
  • Sound Design
  • Martin Allard


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