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Guillermo del Toro grants scholarship for young filmmaker; he will study in France

For the fourth time, William of the Bull and Cinépolis join efforts to award the ANIMEXICO 2022 scholarship. Today the name of the recipient was announced to continue her studies at one of the most prestigious visual arts schools in the world: GOBELINS; her name is Narda Rodríguez Vázquez and will attend the Master of Arts, Character Animation and Animated Filmmaking at the French institution.

The support granted by the Oscar winner and the exhibition chain will cover the living expenses and school enrollment from September 2022 to June 2024 of its new scholarship recipient, who was previously admitted to pursue the GOBELINS Master’s Degree, “ANIMEXICO supports new talents, young visions and the desire to compete and train in an international environment to nurture our country and our art.”, Del Toro explained.

“It is an honor to be able to help make this a reality. I would like to thank Cinépolis and Alejandro Ramírez for once again granting this scholarship, and to the coordination of FICM, Daniela Michel, Pablo Baksht and GOBELINS for their support in being able to carry out this work in a continuous and committed manner. We are working to guarantee the scholarship for another decade”, added Guillermo, about the support that arose at the Morelia International Film Festival.

Alejandro Ramírez, CEO of Cinépolis and president of FICM highlighted the importance of contributing to the studies of a young Mexican woman who is already one of the promises for the industry, “Narda is the sixth Mexican animator selected to receive the scholarshipafter announcing this alliance in 2018. Both Guillermo and I are happy and proud to continue promoting the aspirations of young Mexican animators”, he said.

It should be remembered that the first year of the scholarship three students were supported, due to the enormous response of the students who applied in 2018. Since then, each year the name of a new talent is added, last year the scholarship went to Ezekiel Garibay“I deeply thank Guillermo del Toro and Alejandro Ramírez for supporting me, for supporting the artists of Mexico to achieve our professional and personal goals,” Narda commented.

This is the beginning of an adventure and I am willing to give everything, because I am aware of the opportunity that they give me, since, in Mexico, as in Latin America, it is very difficult to develop ourselves in this profession of filmmaking. I also thank my family and friends, who are always present and have supported me in this great adventure.”, added the animator and conceptual artist born in Guadalajara, who is moving to France this year.

Narda Rodríguez Vázquez will be part of the 2022-2024 generation of the GOBELINS Master of Arts, a group made up of 26 students of 16 nationalities. “Female representation in the animation industry is on the right track. At GOBELINS, you will benefit from the positive energy of interculturality, as well as new sources of inspiration”, commented Cécile Blondel, Coordinator of the Master of Arts and Director of International Relations at GOBELINS.

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