NFMLA Panel | Disney's LAUNCHPAD

May 14, 2021 05:00pm PDT - 06:30pm PDT

This is a complimentary panel discussing DISNEY’S LAUNCHPAD is a collection of live-action shorts from a new generation of dynamic storytellers. Six filmmakers from underrepresented backgrounds were selected and provided with the opportunity to share their perspectives and creative visions that will show audiences what it means to be seen. The goal of DISNEY’S LAUNCHPAD is to diversify the types of stories that are being told and to give access to those who have historically not had it. Inspired by life’s journey, these first six shorts for Disney+ are based on the theme, “Discover.” All six short films will be available to stream on Disney+ beginning May 28. Watch the trailer here:

Join Season 1 filmmakers Aqsa Altaf, Stefanie Abel Horowitz, Jessica Mendez Siqueiros, Ann Marie Pace, Moxie Peng and Hao Zheng along with Director of Disney’s Diversity and Inclusion and head of the LAUNCHPAD program Mahin Ibrahmin for a moderated discussion about the inaugural season of LAUNCHPAD and the next generation of storytelling.

Submissions for the second season of Disney’s LAUNCHPAD, which will be based around the theme of “Connection,” will be accepted beginning May 10, 2021 with the brand-new addition of a writers’ track:

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