The International Federation of Film Producers Association (FIAPF) and Women in Animation (WIA) have selected DEGANZ member, Hweiling Ow (2021 Incubator), to participate in the second edition of the Stories x Women program for her new animated project, The Golden Pig.
The program works to increase diversity within animation globally, providing support and international opportunities for women animators from emerging film and animation communities from Africa, Latin America, and the Asia-Pacific. FIAPF and WIA are particularly interested in uplifting creatives who want to tell authentic and unique stories.
Sponsored by the Walt Disney Company with additional support from Sony Pictures Entertainment, participants will receive mentorship and one-on-one coaching sessions from internationally acclaimed animation experts. The course will prepare the delegates to pitch their project at the Annecy International Animation Festival and Market (MIFA) later this year.
This selection follows the release of Hweiling’s 3D animated short, Cheng Beng, earlier this year. The short was made as part of the Unreal Engine Short Film Challenge in 2022.
Congratulations to Hweiling on the exciting opportunity!