Disney Presents New Program “Dream Big Princess” to Foster Female Filmmakers Around the World
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The 21 filmmakers in this initiative aim to creative several short films about inspiring women in science, sports, government, entertainment, and more!
Disney has recently picked 21 females from 13 different countries to create digital short films pertaining to women who inspire them. This is part of the company’s new “Dream Big Princess” program.
Every like and share on social media of the short films with a #DreamBigPrincess caption will generate a $1 donation to the United Nations Foundation’s “Girl Up” initiative, which fosters education, safety, health, and leadership of females in developing countries.
The filmmakers will aim to capture the narratives of real women in several industries, like science, sports, philanthropy, government, and entertainment. One film will be about Disney’s CCO Jennifer Lee, who won an Oscar in 2014 for animated film Frozen.
The 21 filmmakers in this initiative will be part of professional workshops, with opportunities like meetings with past Disney filmmakers, training with Apple technical experts, and mentorships from female-focused production company Summerjax. As part of the initiative, the filmmakers will shoot the movie on an iPhone X.
Disney will begin to share the short films on social media beginning on October 10th. Donations for “Girl Up” are being accepted until November 20th.
Check out Disney's short video about this project below!