Disney has launched the project ‘“Dream Big Princess’ initiative in support of female filmmakers.
The studio, who have selected 21 girls and women from 13 different countries, will help them to develop digital short films about women who have inspired them.
United Nations Foundation’s ‘Girl Up’ will also benefit from the initiative as every social media ‘like’ and ‘share’ of the projects produced by the chosen women will translate to a $1 donation from Disney.
As part of the task, the filmmakers have been briefed with telling the stories of real women working in various industries which include entertainment, sports, government, science, and philanthropy.
Jennifer Lee, the Disney CCO, who is an Oscar winner for her animated hit Frozen, will become one of the film subjects. “Using the journeys of characters like Anna, Elsa and Moana to inspire kids to dream big is at the very heart of what all of us at Disney do,” Lee said. “The #DreamBigPrincess series is the perfect extension of that vision, providing a powerful platform for the next generation of aspiring filmmakers to create content about the women who have inspired them.”
Disney will share the films on various social media platforms starting Oct. 10, 2018, and donations to “Girl Up” will be recorded and accepted through Nov. 20.