After expanding in many common ways due to the COVID-19 epidemic, Animation is providing an online platform for female 2020 graduates to showcase their work for key industry executives.
The Women in Animation class at the 2020 Showcase will serve as a scavenger to make the thesis / final film curriculum produced by undergraduate and graduate students around the world available for review by recruiters, directors, agents and studio executives.
Also, a jury of industry professionals will select three projects as the 2020 best film class. Winners will be announced at the end of the showcase viewing period. They will have the opportunity to meet with juries online and participate in live WIA Q&A sessions as part of the WIA Virtual Event Series.
The jury includes animator, writer and director Craig Bartlett; Erica Dapquiz, film editor of Sony Pictures Animation; Magdalena Harmida Duhamel, founder of Animation Latinx and production director of Nickelodeon’s “The Cassagrands”; J. Francis, Vice President, Current Series and Variety, Disney Television Animation; Filmmaker Trisha Gum; John Combit, producer of Sean Comet; Sara Landy, Senior VP of Production and Development at Nickelodeon Preschool; Executive VP of Production and Development at Ramsey Nito, Nickelodeon; Filmmaker Mark Osburn; Director and animator Joanna Quinn; Filmmaker Wendy Rogers; Karen Toliver, Creative Executive Vice President at Sony Pictures Animation; James Tucker, executive producer of the DC animated series and DTV films; And author, writer and designer Ronald Wimberley.
Submissions will be submitted between 13 July and 24 July The program is open to all gender graduate students identified and not limited to WIA members. Only five minutes or less of short film or part will be accepted ex For complete rules and qualification guidelines, visit https://womeninanimation.org/wia-class-of-2020-Sh Case /.
“The undergraduate class of 2020 has worked against all odds to achieve what they were able to do. Some had to finish their graduation film in the shared bedroom with siblings, some had to leave some to take care of their families, and others had to travel home thousands of miles away from their school and classmates. WIA academic year leader Xiang Chin Mo, who led the program, said the 2020 class graduated with a great attitude with the ability to show the world how to truly move forward in exam situations. “WIA is proud to support and promote the work of these talented recent grades by presenting their amazing work to key animation decision makers with this program.”