The Worldwide Federation of Movie Producers’ Associations (FIAPF) and Ladies in Animation (WIA) have unveiled the 5 delegates chosen to take part within the second version of Tales x Ladies.
This yr’s delegates are, in alphabetical order:
Superpunk – Brazil. A mission led by Mirtes Santana (with Guilherme Petreca).
Negocio de Brujas (Witch’s Enterprise) – Chile. A mission led by Paulina Sanhueza Meléndez (with Alejandra Jaramillo Fanta)
Nerea – Dominican Republic. A mission led by Fabiola Contreras Rosso (with Arima Léon)
The Golden Pig – Malaysia. A mission led by Hwei Ling Ow (with Kate Goodwin)
Papo Hapo – Türkiye/Kenya. A mission led by Irmak Atabek Ndungu (with Mbithi Masya)
Tales x Ladies was established in 2022 to supply worldwide alternatives to girls animators who need to inform genuine tales from rising animation communities in Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America.
Greater than 130 artists utilized to take part on this yr’s program. The 5 chosen delegates will take part in a collection of mentoring classes with animation specialists and one-on-one teaching classes the place they are going to learn to pitch. All 5 will then make the most of these classes to carry their tasks to Annecy’s MIFA Pitching Classes.
Marge Dean, WIA president, mentioned in a launch: “For 10 years, WIA has been centered on reaching 50/50 gender parity in animation by 2025. The Tales x Ladies program aligns completely with our mission of supporting and empowering folks of underrepresented gender identities in animation. It’s actively eradicating obstacles confronted by girls and gender non-conforming creatives and making house for them to inform their genuine tales. We will’t wait to see the expansion and improvement of this worldwide group of proficient creators.”
Stated Luis Alberto Scalella, president of FIAPF: “FIAPF is proud to carry the second version of Tales x Ladies with WIA with the help of The Walt Disney Firm and Sony Footage Leisure. Our business, specifically its manufacturing section, is dedicated to bringing new tales and new voices to our audiences internationally. Tales x Ladies helps the work of girls animators from areas which can be much less seen within the worldwide market and is an additional contribution to the collective efforts made by this business in that subject. As the worldwide voice for producers worldwide, FIAPF promotes all types of movie genres, together with animation and its common language.”
Tales x Ladies is sponsored by The Walt Disney Firm, with further help from Sony Footage Leisure.