Guillermo del Toro and Cinepolis granted three Mexicans the ANIMEXICO scholarship to study at GOBELINS
It is on the occasion of the 15th edition of the Morelia Film Festival (FICM) in Mexico that the director and patron of the 2018 promotion of animation students from GOBELINS announced the launch of the ANIMEXICO program. These scholarships will help three Mexican talents in animation previously admitted to GOBELINS Master of Arts by covering their tuition and living expenses from September 2018 to graduation in June 2020.
"The response to our call for entries has been incredible. With great difficulty, GOBELINS School has selected three animators who show equal promise. With this in mind, Cinépolis and I have decided to award three scholarships in 2018. Our hope is that this will be repeated, and that we can continue to support the great wealth of talent in Mexico", said Guillermo del Toro.
"We could not think of a better way of supporting Mexican emerging talents in animation than by giving them scholarships to such a recognized institution as GOBELINS, and doing it alongside our friend Guillermo del Toro", Alejandro Ramírez, Cinépolis CEO and President of the Morelia International Film Festival.
"We are very happy to share these wonderful news, since the 15th FICM served as a platform to raise awareness of this great initiative. It is an honor to collaborate with Guillermo del Toro, a man with an extraordinarily generous spirit, deeply committed to the Mexican youth; a magnificent source of inspiration for new filmmakers interested in animation" said Daniela Michel, Founder and General Director of FICM.
The candidates were selected on three criteria to obtain this scholarship:
- Their technical and artistic excellence
- Their motivation
- Their social and economic circumstances
Christian Arredondo, Ramiro Tamez and Gabriela Camarillo will be part of the 2018-2020 class of the GOBELINS Master of Arts, a group made up of 26 students from 16 different nationalities.
This animation course allows students to deepen their knowledge of filmmaking and storytelling. At the end of the course, they participate in a graduation film project in conditions close to those of the professional world. They work in teams on different projects and can thus acquire a versatility combined with a level of excellence recognized by professionals, in France and internationally.
Promoting equal opportunity : « GOBELINS for all »
The ANIMEXICO scholarship program is part of GOBELINS 'desire to promote equal opportunities by opening up its training to all talents. "The financial dimension must not be a hurdle .... We privilege above all the creative potential, the mastery of the art of movement and finally the personal universe. At GOBELINS, the diversity of profiles and cultures is a real asset", explains Nathalie Berriat, director of GOBELINS.
Christian Arredondo Narváez was born in Celaya Guanajuato, 1987. “I grew up drawing, watching cartoons and animated films, in such a way that as a teenager I decided to become an animator, but I abandoned the idea because in Mexico it seemed impossible to achieve. Years later, after finishing a degree in Communication Sciences, I took drawing very seriously and animation reappeared as a real way of living and a possibility to tell meaningful stories.”.
Ram Tamez is a relentless draftsman and lover of the Arts. Throughout his career, he has had the opportunity to help national and international projects to tell theirs stories, working in 2D animation, storyboard, character design and animation direction. He is currently working on his own stories, and looking forward for the world to hear them.
Gabriela Camarillo Gil - was born in 1994 in Monterrey, Nuevo León. She studied medicine until she found her balance in art through anime, books and video games. She studied at the Tecnológico de Monterrey and the California Institute of the Arts (Cal Arts) in the United States, which allowed her to work in Blizzard, Pixar, Cartoon Network, Dreamworks and Warner Studios making storyboards, mainly. Gabo hopes to achieve her goal of helping others through her stories and to find new experiences to grow.
Published on 18 July 2018Back to news
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