Aiko Hilkinger is an award-winning, queer screenwriter of color from Colombia. Her fantasy animated pilots have placed in numerous contests, most notably she was a winner of the WeScreenplay TV Contest in 2022, and the Fast Track Fellowship Holiday and Animation category in 2020. They were also named one of Network ISA's 'Top 25 Screenwriters to Watch' in 2021.
Inspired by their cultural background, mythology and fables, the Barbie Movies and Studio Ghibli, Aiko writes stories about ordinary people going on extraordinary magical adventures, ones that she wishes she could’ve gone on when she was a kid. Her goal is to use her stories as a gateway to reconnect with her inner child and explore coming of age themes like self-discovery, acceptance, and identity that every kid and teenager goes through.
She also strives to tell diverse and inclusive stories in order to normalize topics like gender identity and sexual orientation, and show other kids and teens like her that they can see themselves represented in the characters and media they love.
Aiko is managed by Alison Mann at Fourth Wall Management.
MENTORSHIPS AND PROGRAMS
Educational Video Series
Script Analyst Internship
WOMEN IN ANIMATION
Writing for Animation
EMERGING CONTENT CREATORS SCHOLARSHIP
Latino Media Film Festival and Women in Media Forum
WRITING FOR FILM, TV AND GAMES
Vancouver Film School
Apr. 2019 – Apr. 2020
- Screenwriting and Creative Writing
- Story Editing/Analysis
- Final Draft and Microsoft Office
- Fluent in English and Spanish