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The Disney Dream Big, Princess Project is a collaboration between Disney and the UN Girl Up Campaign to empower young, female filmmakers and make their dreams come true. 21 young girls from 13 different countries were selected to be filmmakers in this project, and create digital short-films, to be shared on social media with the #DreamBigPrincess. Each video featured an inspiring woman from different fields, who the girls interviewed in different shoot locations from their countries. From October 10–November 20, 2018, for each like or share of a public video or photo with #DreamBigPrincess on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter, Disney will donate $1 to Girl Up, the United Nations Foundation’s initiative supporting girls’ leadership and empowerment, up to $1 million! 

From The World With MNR, Founders Maryam and Nivaal, along with two content creators who are part of our Youth Activism Program Mariana and Maud, were selected to be filmmakers in this series! 


Girl Up Leadership Summit + Disney 


July, 2018

Washington D.C., USA

Disney brought the 21 girls in this program together in Washington D.C. for a Disney filmmaking workshop and the Girl Up Leadership summit!​


"Disney Just Launched A Campaign To Support Young Female Filmmakers And I Am Here For All Of This"



"Disney Launches ‘Dream Big Princess’ to Support Female Filmmakers"

August - October, 2018


In the next few months after they first met, the 21 girls in the program went back to their home countries to shoot their films and edit them with Summerjax!

Film shoots with Summerjax

Dream Big, Princess Launch Events!

October, 2018

New York City, USA

Orlando, USA

Disney brought the girls in this program back together for some special launch events in New York City, followed by Walt Disney World, Orlando!


"Dream Big Princess Global Video Campaign" Launch on Disney's Website.


Yahoo Lifestyle

"'Our voices are just as important as adults': Young activists rally for change on Day of the Girl"


What She said radio

"Disney’s Dream Big Princesses Maryam and Nivaal Rehman from Whitby, Ontario"


Good Morning 


Good Morning America helped launch this campaign with a Facebook Live and Live Segment on their show!


Disney Style

"Our Favorite looks from International Day of the Girl at the Disney Parks"


girl up 


"What is it REALLY Like Being Part of the Dream Big, Princess Project?"

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Nearly 2 years after the Dream Big Princess Project first launched, we are still in touch with all the amazing girls who were in the program with us and have been hosting Live discussions with many of them on Instagram discussing their studies, passions, dreams, and more.


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