Disney has partnered with the UN Foundation’s Girl Up Team to help teach a new generation of female filmmakers.
21 young women have been selected to take part in the program, where they’ll each create a short film about successful female role models. One such subject is Jennifer Lee, the Oscar-winning writer/ director of Frozen who was recently promoted to chief creative officer of Disney studios. The other short subjects have not yet been revealed.
Apple is also sponsoring the project, titled #DreamBigPrincess, and each film will be shot on an iPhone and edited on a MacBook.
Lee said in a statement: “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. 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.”