Guillermo del Toro and Cinépolis grant the ANIMEXICO scholarship to Narda Rodríguez Vázquez

Guillermo del Toro and Cinépolis grant the ANIMEXICO scholarship to Narda Rodríguez Vázquez


Rewarding a young Mexican talent 

For the fourth time, Guillermo del Toro, winner of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Award, and Cinépolis, a leader company in the film and entertainment industry in Mexico and Latin America, join forces to award the ANIMEXICO 2022 scholarship to the young and talented Narda Rodríguez Vázquez, to study the Master of Arts, Character Animation and Animated Filmmaking at GOBELINS, considered the best animation film school in the world.

The scholarship will cover living expenses and school enrollment from September 2022 to June 2024 of Narda Rodríguez Vázquez, who was previously admitted to pursue the GOBELINS Master's Degree in Paris.


A strong film tradition in Mexico

Guillermo del Toro, excited, said "Mexico is a country of enormous film tradition and wealth. ANIMEXICO supports new talents, young visions, and the desire to compete and train in an international environment to nurture our country and our art. It is a pride 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 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.”

Alejandro Ramírez, CEO of Cinépolis and President of the Morelia International Film Festival, commented: “Narda is the sixth Mexican animator selected to receive the scholarship, after announcing this alliance in 2018. Both Guillermo and I are happy and proud to continue promoting the aspirations of young Mexican entertainers, whose talent is undeniable, and we can see it with the progress that each selected one has had. I take this opportunity to congratulate all the graduates and wish Narda the best of success. Thank you again for your support of Guillermo del Toro, GOBELINS and everyone involved."


Young artist from Guadalajara 

The young winner, Narda Rodríguez Vázquez, declared “I deeply thank Guillermo del Toro and Alejandro Ramírez for supporting me, for supporting many artists in Mexico to achieve our professional and personal goals, giving us a gigantic boost. 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.”

Narda Patricia Rodríguez Vázquez is an animator and conceptual artist born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. She studied animation and has worked for 5 years as an animation, character design, setting and storyboard artist. In addition, she has collaborated with different studios in Mexico, the United States, Canada and France. She has done work for the 34th and 35th editions of the Guadalajara International Film Festival (FICG), she was also one of the 14 illustrators selected to participate in "Ilustradas 2020", a Jalisco organization, where the participants collaborate in the creation of various projects. multicultural. IG: @sedifraz


Promoting equality in opportunities: "GOBELINS for all" and women in Animation

The ANIMEXICO scholarship program is part of GOBELINS' desire to promote equal opportunities by opening its training to all talents. Narda will be part of the 2021-2023 class of the GOBELINS Master of Arts, a group made up of 26 students from 16 different nationalities.

"I am delighted that this grant is once again awarded to a young future director. Her high level application is a testimony to a development that I consider very positive: a new and very promising generation is on its way. Female representation in the animation industry is on the right track. At GOBELINS, she will benefit from the positive energy of interculturality, new sources of inspiration with teamwork on a first film." explains Cécile Blondel, director of International Development at GOBELINS.

  • The submissions were selected based on the following criteria: Their technical and artistic excellence
  • Their motivation
  • Their social and economic circumstances

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.


Publié le 2 septembre 2022

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