Camilla Deakin and Ruth Fielding, the founders of London-based film and animation production company Lupus Films, have been awarded TheWIFTS Foundation International Visionary Award for Animation from The Women’s International Film & Television Showcase (TheWIFTS). The Animation Award 2017 is for their work on animated feature film Ethel & Ernest and their body of animation projects over the last 15 years.
Set up ten years ago to celebrate singular women as individuals, TheWIFTS Foundation strives to create a new strand of recognition, in film television and society, finding outstanding gems of individuality within all arenas and bringing them together through the art form of film and television the 21st century visual communicator.
Camilla Deakin and Ruth Fielding were named as the recipients of the Animation Award 2017 and will receive their honour in absentia at TheWIFTS Foundation 10th anniversary event in Los Angeles on Sunday, December 10th. Other recipients of this year’s awards include British actresses Rachel Weisz and Kelly Macdonald, French Director Rebecca Zlotowski, US Casting Director Victoria Thomas and Linda J. Spilker Lead Scientist on the Cassini Project to Saturn.
A spokesperson for TheWIFTS Foundation said: “Setting up a company to produce and headline animation cannot be easy. TheWIFTS recognizes Camilla Deakin and Ruth Fielding as ‘singular women as individuals’ for the choices they make in subject matter. The award for Ethel & Ernest and their body of work is richly deserved”.
Camilla Deakin said: “As one of the only animation companies in the UK to be owned and run by two women, we have made it our mission to celebrate and represent the talents and qualities of women both in front of and behind the screen. We are delighted to receive this award from TheWIFTS in recognition of this.”
Ruth Fielding said: “I would like to say a huge thank you to The Women’s International Film & Television Showcase for this prestigious award. We hope that recognition of our experiences and achievements and the wonderful work of bodies like TheWIFTS will inspire and enable more women to rise to the top of the industry.”
Find out more at: http://thewifts.org/2017_Honorees_tmp.php