Animated Women UK was launched at Mind Candy studios in London on 10 September 2013 after a 9-month development and research phase. The group was inspired by the success of a joint event run in 2011 by Women in Film & Television and the London International Animation Festival featuring the work of female animators from across the UK. Our mission is to positively support, represent, celebrate and encourage women in the animation and visual effects (VFX) industries in the UK.
We now consist of a volunteer board of women from a healthy mix of backgrounds; animation and VFX production, finance, legal, festival, educational and career development. Our 5 key aims are: Mentoring, Networking, Showcasing, Recruitment and Education. In November 2015 we had around 1000 women on our newsletter list; around 70% of women in Britain’s’ animation and VFX industries.