Since 2016, Disney’s “Dream Big Princess” initiative has been empowering young women all over the world by providing them with strong role models, both animated and in the real world.
Now, the initiative will provide 21 girls and women from 13 different countries with the opportunity to develop short films about those real world women who inspire them.
“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.”
As part of the program, Disney will also make a $1 donation to the United Nations Foundation’s “Girl Up,” a global leadership development initiative that positions girls to be leaders in the movement for gender equality, for every share of the projects on social media with #DreamBigPrincess.
While working on their projects, the 21 filmmakers will be given access to a series of professional workshops, including a training session with Apple technical experts and meetings with Disney film veterans. All of the short films will be shot on an iPhone X.
Disney will share all of the completed films on various social media platforms beginning October 10. Donations to “Girl Up” via social media shares of the videos with #DreamBigPrincess will be recorded through November 20.