Home      Press      Short Films      Stills      Resume      Contact 


“I’ll end up sharing a cell with the Manson Girls!”
“Panic Attack!” is a 3-minute, hand-drawn animation from the point of view of a woman having a panic attack.
I wanted the transitions between reality and her imagined fears to be seamless, so there are no edits --
it is one continually transforming drawing.

Do you ever wonder "did I leave the coffee on?" or "am I pregnant with a devil-baby?"
This hand-drawn short explores anxiety, obsession, and one woman’s slippery hold on reality.

Creative Team
Eileen O'Meara is an American artist known for her hand-drawn films “Agnes Escapes from the Nursing Home” and “That Strange Person”. She created commercial spots for clients including HBO, UNICEF, and Motown, and received grants from the NEA, California Arts Council, and Women in Film Foundation.

Sound Mixer & Consultant
Tim Maloney is a filmmaker and animator who produced and directed films for the experimental band Negativland, the Walt Disney Company, Cat-Head Theatre, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.


Michele Faggi, Indie Eye Cinema


Rarely has three minutes been so perfectly spent.
This charmer is one of the best films at Dances With Films and is absolutely something you have to track down.
Steve Kopian, Unseen Films

O'Meara has established this miniature work of moving (living) art that will resonate existentially
with those who suffer and cope, as well as thrive through the daily perils of anxiety.
Justin Sanchez, Mulderville Courts-Métrages


 First Prize, Short Film, Bilderbeben, Filmhaus Bielefeld, Germany

First Prize, Animation, Benedictine Film Festival

First Prize, Animation, Huntington Beach Film Festival

First Prize, Animation, Queens World Film Festival

First Place, Animated Media, KinoDrome International Film Festival

Best Animated Film, Procida Film Festival, Italy

Best Animation, Corto Helvetico al Femminile, Locarno, Switzerland

Best Animation, Cinema Perpetuum Mobile International Film Festival, Belarus

Best International Animated Short, Asti Film Festival, Italy

Best International Film, Wirksworth 3 Minute Film Festival, England

Best Experimental Short, Brooklyn Women's Film Festival

Best Short Film, PUSH! Film Festival

Best Animated Short, 6 on Nebraska, Cape Town, South Africa

Best International Short Film, Kinomorphia Film Festival, Sofia, Bulgaria

Best International 2D Short, Carton International Animation Festival, Buenos Aires

Best Micro Short Film, Fisheye Film Festival, England

Best Animation Film, Splice Film Fest 

Best Animation, Under the Stars International Film Festival, Puglia, Italy

Best Genre-Bender, Sunrise 45 Film Festival

Francie Award for Animation, Clones Film Festival

Spirit Award, Animation, Brooklyn Film Festival

Popular Jury Award, Lobo Fest, Brazil

Jury Prize for Animation, Jaipur International Film Festival

Jury Mention for Best International Film, Beirut International Women Film Festival

Jury Award for Short Film under 3 minutes, Preview Film Festival, Barcelona

Special Jury Mention, Fano International Film Festval, Italy

Platinum Remi Award, Cel Animation, WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival

Professional Animation Award, St. Francis College Women's Film Festival

Audience Choice Award for Animation, Splice Film Fest

Solé Tura Award, Brain Film Festival, Barcelona

Daena Corto Prize, best free theme short, Corto e A Capo, Italy

Kalifilm Award, Female Filmmakers Film Festival Berlin

Cortos Ganadores, Special Mention, Festicine Pehuajo

Golden Sausage, Orscheler FilmFest

Special Mention, Animation, Pentedattilo Film Festival

Special Mention, Orvieto Cinema Fest, Italy

Special Mention, London-Worldwide Comedy Short Festival

Special Mention, Saint Petersburg International Film Festival

Honorable Mention, James River Short film Festival

Honorable Mention, Muestra Intergalactica, Saltillo, Mexico



Aesthetica Short Film Festival
American Psychological Association Film Festival
Anchorage Film Festival
Anim’est International Animation Film Festival
Ania Grand Off, Poland
Animakom International Animation Festival, Bilbao, Spain
Animasyros International Animation Festival, Greece
Animation Chico
ANIMAL Film Fest
Animattikon Project, Cyprus 
Apulia Film Fest 
Arizona International Film Festival, Tucson
Aspen Shortsfest
Athens Animfest, Greece
Athens International Film and Video Festival, Ohio
Athens International Short Film Festival, Greece
Aurora Film Festival
Barcelona Short and Animation Film Festival - Mecal Pro
Beijing International Short Film Festival
Beeston Film Festival
BendFilm Festival
Benicia Film Festival
Berkshire International Film Festival
Bilbao International Documentary and Short Film Festival - ZINEBI
Big Muddy Film Festival
Bolton International Film Festival
BOGOSHORTS - Bogota Short Film Festival, Columbia
Boston Underground Film Festival - BUFF
Boulder Film Festival
Brainwash Movie Festival
Brooklyn Film Festival
Brooklyn Women’s Film Festival
Breaking Down Barriers, Moscow
Brixia Film Festival
Burien Film Festival
Bushwick Film Festival
Buskopolis Festival of Cinematic Oddities
Caminhos Film Festival
Canted Angle Film Festival
Canton International Short Film Festival, China
Capital City Film Festival
Carmel International Film Festival
Carnegie Mellon Short Film Competition
Carton International Animation Festival, Buenos Aires
Castrovillari Film Festival
Catalyst Film Festival
Cefalu Film Festival
Certamen Cortos Soria, Spain
Chaktomuk Short Film Festival, Cambodia
Charlotte Film Festival
Chicago Feminist Film Festival
Chicago Underground Film Festival - CUFF
CineFem 9, Uraguay
CineKasimanwa, Western Visayas Film Festival
Cinema Talks, Graz, Austria
Cinematic Panic
Cinequest Film & VR Fest, Colombia
Cinetoro Experimental Film Festival
Cineglobe Film Festival, Cern, Switzerland
Clones Film Festival, Ireland
Columbus International Film & Video Festival
Corfu Animation Festival
Dallas Medianale
Dalmatia Film Festival
Dances with Films, Hollywood
Defy Film Festival
Detroit Animation Festival
Detroit SheTown Women's Film Festival
Directed by Women, Turkey
Directed by Women • NYC Shorts of all Sorts
Doc Sunback Film Festival
Dublin Feminist Film Festival
Duluth Short Shorts
Dunedin International Film Festival
El Grito International Fantastic and Horror Film Festival
El Ojo Iluso
Fargo Film Festival
Fastminds Neurodiversity Arts Festival
Feminist Border Arts Film Festival
Feminist Film Series: Nonfiction Shorts
Fest Anca International Animation Festival, Žilina, Slovakia
Figari Film Fest
Film and Folklore, Trinidad and Tobago
Film Fest Petaluma
Final Girls Berlin Film Festival
Flatland Film Festival
Flatpack FIlm Festival
Florence Film Festival, Italy
Florida Film Festival  
Flying Broom International Women's Film Festival
Focus on Female Directors, Egyptian Theatre, Hollywood
Fort Myers Film Festival
Goa Short Film Festival
Gozo Film Festival
GRAND OFF - World Independent Short Film Festival
Grand Rapids Feminist Film Festival
Green Bay Film Festival
Greenpoint Film Festival, Brooklyn
Hackney Attic Film Festival
Hamilton Film Festival, Canada
High Peak Independent Film Festival, England
Hollyshorts Film Festival
Hoosier Films Annual Festival
Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema
Imagine This Women's Film Festival
Indy Film Fest
InFest Short Film Festival
interfilm Berlin – Berlin International Short Film Festival
International Alexandria Short Film Festival
International Motion Festival Cyprus
International Short Film Festival Landau – La Meko, Germany
International Tour Film Festival, Rome 
Istanbul International Short Film Festival
Jaipur International Film Festival
Johns Hopkins Film Festival
Karlovki Film Festival
Kerry Film Festival, Ireland 
Kraljevski Filmski Festival, Serbia
Kyiv International Short Film Festival
Lake Champlain International Film Festival
La Mano Festival
La Plata International Independent Film Festival
Las Cruces International Film Festival
Landshut Short Film Festival, Germany
Lausanne Underground Film & Music Festival
Leicester Film Festival
Leiden Shorts, Holland
Linoleum International Contemporary Animation and Media Art Festival, Kyiv
Linz International Short Film Festival
Lobo Fest, Brazil
London International Animation Festival
Lucca Film Festival
Lucid Dream Fantastic Film Festival
Madrid Indie Film Festival - MADRIFF
Making Waves Film Festival
Medusa Underground Film Fest
Melbourne International Animation Festival
Melkbos Short Film Festival
MicroActs • Artist Film Screening
Midwest Film Festival
Milwaukee Film Festival
Milwaukee Women’s Film Festival
Minneapolis - St Paul International Film Festival
MikroFAF, Serbia
Mobile Animation Festival
MOHA Short Film Night, Budapest
Monster Fest, Australia 
Nepal International Film Festival
New Zealand International Film Festival
Norwich Film Festival, England
Nox Film Fest
Ojai Film Festival 
Omaha Film Festival
Onirica Film Festival
Orvieto Cinema Fest
Ouray International Film Festival
Overmountain Film Festival
Oxford Film Festival
The Palace International Film Festival, Otmuchow, Poland
Palm Springs International ShortFest
Panama Horror Film Festival
Phenomena Film Festival
PiGrecoZen Film Fest, Ancona, Italy
Ploiesta International Film Festival
Positively Different Short Film Festival
Psarokokalo International Short Film Festival
Pulcinella Film Festival
Pune Short Film Festival
Queens World Film Festival
Raindance Film Festival, London
Rainier Film Festival
Ramsgate International Film & TV Festival
Reel Horror Fest
Rendezvous with Madness
Rhode Island International Film Festival - Flickers
Riga International Film Festival, Latvia
River Film Festival, Padova, Italy
River Bend Film Festival
Riverside International Film Festival
Rochester Independent Global Film Series
Rome Independent Prisma Awards
Saigon Experimental Film Festival
St. Albans Film Festival
St. Cloud Film Fest
St. Louis Film Festival
St. Petersburg International Film Festival
Santa Cruz International Film Festival, Argentina
Scampia Short Film Competition
Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival
Seoul International Film Festival
Shorts Attack – Berlin
Shortstack Film Festival
Sioux City Film Festival
Solidando Film Festival
Soo Film Festival 
Spiritual Film Contracorriente
Stuff MX Film Festival
Tabor Film Festival, Croatia
Taos Shortz Film Fest
Tlanchana Fest
Tulsa American Film Festival
Twin Cities Film Fest
Varese International Film Festival
Victory International Film Festival
Victoria TX Independent Film Festival
Vidlings & Tapeheads Film Festival
Ville Film Festival
Vinilonga International Short Film and Music Festival
Walla Walla Movie Crush
Walthamstow International Film Festival
Wanda: Feminism and Moving Image, Belfast
Washington DC Independent Film Festival
White Deer International Film Festival
Windy City Film Festival
Women in Comedy Festival, Boston
Women Make Waves Film Festival, Taiwan
Women Texas Film Festival
Women's Film Festival, Philadelphia
Woodstock Museum Film Festival
Worcester Film Festival
Yellowstone International Film Festival

Contact me for screeners