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Lupus Founders Receive Visionary Award for Animation

Women’s International Film & Television Showcase Foundation recognizes Camilla Deakin and Ruth Fielding for their work on ‘Ethel & Ernest’ as well as their full body of work.

Lupus Films founders Ruth Fielding and Camilla Deakin will receive The Women’s International Film & Television Showcase Foundation’s International Visionary Award for Animation.

LONDON -- Camilla Deakin and Ruth Fielding, founders of the London-based film and animation production company Lupus Films, have been awarded The Women’s International Film & Television Showcase Foundation’s International Visionary Award for Animation.

The award is for their work on animated feature film Ethel & Ernest and their body of animation projects over the past 15 years.

Set up ten years ago to celebrate singular women as individuals, The WIFTS Foundation strives to create a new strand of recognition, in film television and society, finding outstanding gems of individuality within all arenas and bringing them together through the art form of film and television, the 21st century visual communicator.  

Camilla Deakin and Ruth Fielding will receive their honor in absentia at The WIFTS Foundation 10th anniversary event in Los Angeles on Dec. 10.

Other recipients of this year’s awards include British actresses Rachel Weisz and Kelly Macdonald, French director Rebecca Zlotowski, U.S. casting director Victoria Thomas, and Linda J. Spilker, lead scientist on the Cassini Project to Saturn.

A spokesperson for The WIFTS Foundation said: “Setting up a company to produce and headline animation cannot be easy. The WIFTS recognizes Camilla Deakin and Ruth Fielding as ‘singular women as individuals’ for the choices they make in subject matter. The award for Ethel & Ernest and their body of work is richly deserved.”

“As one of the only animation companies in the UK to be owned and run by two women, we have made it our mission to celebrate and represent the talents and qualities of women both in front of and behind the screen,” said Deakin. “We are delighted to receive this award from TheWIFTS in recognition of this.”

“I would like to say a huge thank you to The Women’s International Film & Television Showcase for this prestigious award,” said Fielding. “We hope that recognition of our experiences and achievements and the wonderful work of bodies like TheWIFTS will inspire and enable more women to rise to the top of the industry.”

Source: Lupus Films

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Tom McLean has been writing for years about animation from a secret base in Los Angeles.

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