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Promoting a New Generation of Animation Artists Headline News

2024 WIA Scholarship Winners Announced

17 scholarship recipients were selected from 189 worldwide applicants representing 76 schools; an additional 25 received honorable mentions.

Global Gender Parity and Inclusion in Animation Headline News

UNESCO to Support WIA’s Stories x Women Program

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 11, 2024 at 12:03pm

The first official collaboration between the two groups was announced in connection with International Women’s Day; the UN organization joins Disney as a supporter of the women’s creative initiative with an emphasis on projects from Africa. 

New Voices in Animation Headline News

2024 Stories x Women Applications Now Open

The FIAPF and WIA program provides mentoring and coaching from industry experts to prep women animators from emerging animation communities in Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America to pitch projects at the Annecy Festival and Market; deadline to apply is March 17, 2024.

Really Dad? Headline News

Prime Video Drops ‘Invincible’ Season 2 Part 2 Trailer

More new episodes are coming of the hugely popular animated series that follows the son of the most powerful superhero on the planet; Part 2 of Season 2 debuts March 14.

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The ‘Invincible: Atom Eve’ Special Episode: Actions Have Consequences

By Dan Sarto | Friday, February 9, 2024 at 4:57pm

Director Haylee Herrick, supervising director/producer Dan Duncan, and supervising producer/art director Shaun O’Neil discuss how their show’s characters cope with the ‘collateral damage’ of their decisions as superheroes, in ‘Invincible’s Season 2 prequel episode, nominated for a Best Special Production Annie Award, now streaming on Prime Video. 

Global Gender Parity and Inclusion in Animation Headline News

WIA and UNESCO Partner to Support Global Gender Equity in Animation

By Dan Sarto | Friday, November 10, 2023 at 9:03am

At today’s historic signing ceremony and talk in Paris, WIA president Marge Dean noted that as new animation industries are developing around the world, the two organizations can advocate for gender parity and inclusion to be built into the foundation.

A Badly Needed Smile Has Crossed Our Faces Headline News

Skybound Entertainment Relaunches Iconic 'Spike & Mike’s Festival of Animation'

By Dan Sarto | Saturday, November 4, 2023 at 2:03pm

Submissions now open for short films from creators in the U.S., Canada and U.K.; festival details still to be worked out, but awards will include project stipends, acquisitions, and development opportunities. 

Together in Solidarity Headline News

In Solidarity: An Open Letter from WIA President Marge Dean

By Dan Sarto | Monday, August 7, 2023 at 12:03pm

Women in Animation’s president announces the ‘Animating Resilience: Surviving and Thriving in an Uncertain Industry’ series to empower and support industry professionals and students during ‘these tough times.’

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2022 Stories x Women Filmmakers Reflect on a Year of Collaboration and Growth

As the 2023 cohort gathers at Annecy, the inaugural group of women animators from underrepresented communities - selected by FIAPF and Women in Animation - that came together at the festival last year share their valuable lessons learned, development triumphs and challenges, and how special – and critical – the mentoring and support they’ve received has been to their projects and careers.

WIA at Annecy Headline News

2023 WIA World Summit Lineup at Annecy 2023 Revealed

Women in Animation and GLADD join forces for an in-depth look at ‘Break the Box: Redefining Gender and Leadership’ with key industry leaders joining the conversation; the festival runs June 11-17.

Promoting a New Generation of Animation Artists Headline News

2023 WIA Scholarship Recipients Announced

By Dan Sarto | Monday, February 13, 2023 at 8:53am

Out of 192 worldwide applicants from 74 schools around the world, 15 students were awarded scholarships, with an additional 25 receiving honorable mentions.

Diversity in Animation Headline News

6th Annual WIA Diversity Awards Honorees Announced

The award recognizes individuals, films, and organizations working to expand diversity; recipients include producer Chris Nee, Epic Games, and Seyed Mohsen Pourmohseni Shakib's film, ‘It's a Gray, Gray World.’

WIA at Annecy Headline News

‘Women in Animation World Summit’ At Annecy Program Announced

With the theme ‘Gender Justice: A Global Call for Inclusion in Animation,’ this year’s edition will be presented in collaboration with the Annecy International Animation Festival on June 13.

Gender Disparities in VFX Production Headline News

WIA and the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative Release VFX Industry Gender Study

‘Invisible in Visual Effects’ asks the question - how many women are responsible for the imagery on screen? The answer – very few.

Awards Headline News

5th Annual WIA Diversity Awards Announced at SPARK Animation 2021

The organization’s ongoing initiative recognizes individuals, films, and organizations working to expand diversity; Rebecca Sugar, ‘All Those Sensations in My Belly’ by Marko Dješka, and the University of Southern California  Annenberg Inclusion Initiative all honored; taped ceremony with WIA president Marge Dean now available online at the festival website.

Women in Animation Headline News

WIA Scholarship Program Announces 2022 Industry Partnerships

Animation Focus, Foundry, LAIKA and Wacom join returning partners Animation Mentor, Autodesk, and Toon Boom to expand opportunities for students with additional workshops, tutoring, software, and cash awards.  

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WIA Spotlights Mentorship Successes with New Case Studies Release

By Dan Sarto | Monday, June 21, 2021 at 12:49pm

Written by former AWN editor-in-chief Jennifer Wolfe, the detailed profiles share valuable and important insight into the Women in Animation initiative that continues to support and inspire the careers of numerous mentees.

WIA at Annecy Headline News

Speakers Announced for 5th Women in Animation World Summit

Program lineup and list of presenters revealed for this year’s event, presented in collaboration with the Annecy International Animation Festival and Mifa 2021 hybrid editions, viewable beginning June 14; this year’s theme is ‘The Business Case for Diversity.’

Women in Animation Headline News

WIA Launches 2021 Spring Mentorship Program

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, March 25, 2021 at 9:54am

Women in Animation continues to expand its annual program by partnering with Black N’Animated, LatinX in Animation, and Rise Up Animation for special focus on mentoring women of color; mentee application submissions begin March 31.  

Stop the Hate Headline News

An Open Letter from WIA President Marge Dean

Women in Animation’s president addresses important issues surrounding last week’s Atlanta shootings and the need to stand against hate-based violence of all kinds.

Women in Animation Headline News

Women in Animation Awards 10 Young Women with WIA Scholarships

WIA Chair of Education Hsiang Chin Moe announces and honors the recipients at 2021 BRIC Talent and Innovation Summit. 

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