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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! 

Blog Posts


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"


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.



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

Yahoo Lifestyle


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

What She said radio


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

Good Morning 



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

Disney Style


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

girl up 


Mariana meets Mónica López Hidalgo

Mariana Anaya, a content creator from The World With MNR's Youth Activism Program, was one of the filmmakers in this series, and met Mónica López Hidalgo, a Neuroscience Researcher in Mexico.