Women in Animation (WIA) and Les Femmes s’Animent (LFA) are pleased to present the third annual Women in Animation World Summit in conjunction with the Annecy International Animation Festival and Mifa 2019.
The Women in Animation World Summit will take place on Monday, June 10th at the Impérial Palace Hotel (Allée de l’Impérial, 74000 Annecy) and will feature a day-long symposium of panels and discussions spotlighting top executives and filmmakers from around the world, exploring the theme of Belonging.
The organizations that present the Women in Animation World Summit welcome you to a week of thoughtful discussion and global networking.
9:15am-9:45am (30 minutes)
INTRODUCTION TO THE THEME OF BELONGING
This year’s theme of Belonging completes our Diversity series that began with Unconscious Bias and Inclusion. Julie Ann Crommett will share why this concept is crucial to creating a culture of true acceptance and understanding.
Julie Ann Crommett, Vice President, Multicultural Audience Engagement, The Walt Disney Studios; Secretary of Women in Animation.
9:45am-10:45am (60 minutes)
INCREASING INCLUSION IN ANIMATION: RESEARCH STUDY
With the support of Disney Animation Studios, Women in Animation has fielded a groundbreaking research study with the Annenberg Institute at the University of Southern California to examine the percentage of women working in key animation roles in film and television, the barriers and opportunities facing women as they pursue careers in animation, and the classroom-to-career pipeline for women. Dr. Smith will present key insights from this research for the first time.
Dr. Stacy Smith, Founder and Director, Annenberg Inclusion Initiative at the University of Southern California
11:00am – 12:00pm (60 minutes)
CREATING AN ENVIRONMENT OF BELONGING
An open discussion amongst top male executives on how men can help to foster a culture of belonging in our industry. Hear from engaged men on what they’re doing to be allies in the movement toward a more diverse and equitable future.
Marge Dean, Head of Studio, Crunchyroll; President of Women in Animation
Monday, June 10, 2019
Impérial Palace Hotel
Allée de l’Impérial, 74000
9am – 9:15am
9:15am – 9:45am
Introduction To The Theme Of Belonging
9:45am – 10:45am
Increasing Inclusion In Animation: Research Study
11am – 12pm
Creating An Environment Of Belonging
1pm – 2pm
Supporting Students Of Animation
2pm – 3pm
Intergenerational Perspective On Belonging
3pm – 3:30pm
British Columbia’s Five In Focus: Animation
3:45pm – 4:45pm
The Face Of Animation Leadership In Hollywood
4:45pm – 5:15pm
Keynote Presentation: Julie Gayet
5:30pm – 7:30pm
Mixer Immediate Following
1:00pm-2:00pm (60 minutes)
SUPPORTING STUDENTS OF ANIMATION
Did you know that in many countries, over 60% of animation students are female? We will discuss how to support these women through the cultural and technical challenges of school and set them up for career success. How can we address the unique needs of female and non-binary students entering the workplace? We will share some best practices and ideas for how to make students feel like they already belong to the animation community they are seeking to join after graduation.
Brendan Burch, CEO Six Point Harness, Chair of Students, Women in Animation
2:00pm – 3:00pm (60 minutes)
INTERGENERATIONAL PERSPECTIVE ON BELONGING
Our panel of top animation professionals of different generations discuss the importance of diverse perspectives and what working together means today in the animation industry.
Alison Mann, VP Creative & Strategy, Sony Pictures Animation
3:00pm -3:30pm (30 minutes)
BRITISH COLUMBIA’S FIVE IN FOCUS: ANIMATION
In 2018, Women in Animation (Vancouver) and Women in View announced an innovative program to aid five women across various filmmaking roles – screenwriting, directing, producing, art direction and animation direction – in creating original animated shorts. Meet the women chosen for BC’s Five in Focus and hear about their experience so far.
Rose-Ann Tisserand, Chair, WIA Vancouver
3:45pm – 4:45pm 60 minutes)
THE FACE OF ANIMATION LEADERSHIP IN HOLLYWOOD
Nearly all the major animation studios in Hollywood are now being led by women. Will this change the culture and output of the studios? Join us as these top studio heads discuss their roles in influencing and implementing change and how they are working to create a culture at their studios that drives creative content that promotes diversity, inclusion and belonging.
Ann Le Cam, SVP Talent and Studio Planning, Walt Disney Animation Studios
4:45pm – 5:15pm (30 minutes)
KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: JULIE GAYET
Actress, producer, and founder of Rouge International Productions, Julie Gayet will share about her work in advocacy for women in general and in the film business and share insights from the making of her film, Cinéast(e)s.
Jinko Gotoh, Producer, Klaus and Escape from Hat for Netflix
Mixer immediately following
Chill Out Zone at MIFA with musicians sponsored by LFA