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.
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Women in Animation Vancouver’s ACE program mentors, supports, and trains women to help develop and create their own original IP; applications for 2022-2024 program open at the Spark Animation Festival 2021.
French association that supports women in animation reveals its new initiative, Parcours de Femmes, which targets French speaking women from France and Africa; aspiring filmmakers will receive support in the development of short film projects to be pitch at Annecy 2022.
Virtual celebration of internet animation to feature exclusive panels with creators, writers, producers, talent, and personalities from fan-favorite Rooster Teeth shows.
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.’
With a goal of ‘50/50 by 2025,’ Women in Animation reveals new human resource tool to support equity in animation industry hiring; searchable database features verified candidates for jobs in the international production community.
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.
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.
WIA Chair of Education Hsiang Chin Moe announces and honors the recipients at 2021 BRIC Talent and Innovation Summit.
‘BoxsBallet,’ ‘My friend who shines in the night,’ and ‘Seoulsori,’ also take home awards in an online ceremony from the 12th annual festival, running through November 8; WIA Diversity Award winners also announced.
In a Spark Animation 2020 virtual ceremony, Kyoto Animation, Laurence Ralph’s ‘The Torture Letters,’ and Maria Trénor’s ‘Where Were You?’ are recognized for making a significant impact in expanding diversity of voices in animation.
Women in Animation continues to expand its annual grants program with new and returning partners for 2021 that will help provide deserving college student with educational workshops, animation software, and cash awards.
In collaboration with independent animation studios Oddbot, Powerhouse, Renegade, Six Point Harness and Titmouse, the two organizations are hosting an all-day virtual class headlined by award-winning director Matt Danner’s ‘Storyboarding 101;’ other lectures include ‘Storyboarding for Action’ and ‘Storyboarding for Adult Comedy.’
‘Ciervo,’ ‘La Vida de una Piñata,’ and ‘Meow or Never’ take top honors, selected from a pool of 409 graduate and undergraduate films from 121 schools.
Women in Animation president Marge Dean reflects on hard fought efforts to win voting rights for the disenfranchised, urging everyone spend the next 60 days preparing to vote as well as supporting the voting rights of others; organization posts downloadable Voting Resource Guide highlighting how you can help make everyone’s voice heard.
Free sessions spotlight the latest CG technology, trends, and techniques as well as practical discussions about navigating a changing industry in the shadow of the global pandemic.
Former Rhythm & Hues executive, noted director and producer joins Mindy Johnson for new ‘Primary Sources’ interview, one of the many online events hosted by the professional network offering creatives a place to learn and connect.
WIA launches special online program celebrating thesis and final films from Class of 2020 students who couldn’t screen works, attend career fairs or otherwise celebrate graduation due to COVID-19.
A selection of presentations from the first-ever WIA online summit, held in conjunction with this year’s Annecy 2020 Online edition, is now available for free viewing.
Summit will focus on the pandemic, the recently reinvigorated global call for social justice, and their tremendous effects on the animation industry.
Dean shares letter from Executive VP of Creative at Sony Pictures Animation, about the peaceful protests turning to riots, #BlackLivesMatter, and painful realities we’re all facing as a community and country.
‘Trolls World Tour’ production designer Kendal Cronkhite Shaindlin, joined by the film’s producer Gina Shay as moderator, will discuss her career path and share insights of a 25-year journey through the animation industry.
WIA president addresses important issues concerning working from home and how it’s affecting people’s lives during pandemic.
WIA president Marge Dean announces and honors the recipients at 2020 BRIC Talent and Innovation Summit.