Special Mentoring Program for Women Creators

The Special Mentoring Program for Women Creators is an initiative promoted by Animation! Ventana Sur with the collaboration of the Annecy International Animation Film Festival with the objective of taking action for gender equality.

The training program for animated projects led by women will bring together three international experts to work with the creators, focusing on three areas: script and creative aspects, production and pitch.

What kind of projects qualify for the program?

All Latin American projects for feature films and TV series in development which complete the submission in the call for Animation! Pitching Sessions correctly and accredit a woman in the director’s role qualify for this initiative.

What is the deadline to send the projects?

The projects may be delivered until August 26th, 2022.

Does the project registration cost anything?

No, registration is free.

How many projects will be selected?

The jury will select up to five projects to take part in the Mentoring Program.

Who will select the finalist projects?

A committee made up of experts from the international industry will be in charge of the selection.

When will the finalist projects be announced?

The finalist projects will be announced during Ventana Sur 2022, which will take place between November 28th and December 2nd.

When and how will the mentorships be held?

The program will be carried out virtually, between January and March 2023.

Which language will be used to communicate during the program?

Communication with mentors and the project pitchings will be in English.

Who will have access to online trainings in the context of this Mentoring program?

A maximum of two people per project will have access to online trainings, for instance, the project director and the person in charge of production.

What will the closure activity of the online training be like?

Once the Program has been completed, a video pitch of each project will be produced as a closure activity. Then, mentors will choose one project (among the five that have received the training) to make their pitch in an Animation! special section at MIFA / Annecy 2023 in France.

Where can I register my projects?

You can register your projects for TV series and feature films at the following links:

Animation! – Registration of Feature Films
Animation! – Registration of TV Series

How can I contact the organizers of Animation!?

You can send us an e-mail to [email protected]