Sunday, November 13, 2016

Animahenasyon 10: 2016 Philippine Animation Festival

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For the last 30 years, the Philippines has been a favorite outsourcing destination for animation. Countless international companies have trusted the handiworks of the Filipino animators, and we have not failed them. But when we begin asking ourselves, “What is our own brand of animation? What is the Filipino identity of animation?” We cannot give an immediate reply. We don’t even have a direct translation or an equivalent for the word “animation.” 

The event, brought to us by the Animation Council of the Philippines, Inc. (ACPI), is an attempt to answer these questions. It is ACPI’s way of saying that the Philippines is not just about being an outsourcing destination for animation, but it can also be an excellent source of original content and high quality animation. 

Animahenasyon festival is the Filipino equivalent of animagination, as a result of combining the words “animation” and “imagination” (imahenasyon). It is also about the image (imahe) that we want to portray as a nation (nasyon) of animators to the world. But Animahenasyon is more than just a showcase of what the Filipino animators can do. It is really a harvest (ani) of the Filipino talent and creativity. It is a celebration of the Philippine animation industry.

This annual Filipino animation festival features the different animation works of both aspiring and professional animators in the country through a competition. To further advocate continued learning and development on the arts and craft of animation, a series of symposium and interaction between international guest animators with local animators and students were conducted. Also part of the festival is the exhibit of the works of this year’s lifetime achievement awardee.

Samsung Hall, SM Aura BGC, Taguig City

November 22, Tuesday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
November 23, Wednesday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
November 24, Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Animahenasyon showcases Filipino talent in animation. and is composed of plenary sessions on animation, technical workshop sessions, and an exhibition of companies offering animation and other related creative services. The 3-day event also includes a competition for aspiring and professional animators. The event will also be bringing in renowned and high-caliber speakers and personalities from international studios such as Walt Disney and Universal Studios.

The 10th Animahenasyon festival aims to encourage the production of original content in Philippine animation, recognize the Filipino talent in the field of animation, and achieve local and international animation excellence and competitiveness. It serves as a venue for Filipino animators to present their world-class ideas, to open doors of opportunities, and a chance for them to meet and be inspired by the finest names in the industry. A three-day conference will be held with plenary, workshops, breakout sessions on concerns, issues and animation
topics such as new approaches and trends, animation technology, animation education, and copyright issues.


Day 1

Miguel Del Rosario
President, Animation Council of the Philippines

Atty. Rodolfo Salima
Secretary, Dept. of Information and Communications Technology

Boboy Yonzon
Owner, Yonzon Entertainment

Arnold Arre

Vincent Ong
Managing Director, MAXON

Rosvi Gaetos
OIC, Executive Director of DCP

Manix Abrera

Harvey Tolibao
Co-Founder & Creative Director, HMT STUDIOS Manila

Guillermo Escribano
First Secretary, Cultural Affairs, Spanish Embassy

Carolina Lopez
Curator, From Doodles to Pixels

Liza Diño
Chairman, Film Development Council of the Philippines

Day 2

Nora Terrado
DTI Undersecretary

Iñigo Cerdán
Cultural Officer, Spanish Embassy

Guillermo Garcia Carsi
Creator, Pocoyo

Paco Rodriguez
Consultant, Media Training and Consultancy

Guadalupe Arensburg
Head of Acquisitions, Movistar

Jose Luiz Farias
Director, 3D Wire

Reena Cortez
BTG Winner

Vanessa Ulgado
BTG Winner

Day 3

Sen. Bam Aquino
Senator, 17th Congress of the Philippines

Martin Marvin Macalintal
Audiovisual Attaché, Embassy of France

Adelle Bueno
Chief Environment Technical Artist, Square Enix

Hong Ly
Senior Concept Artist, Riot Games

Miguel Warren
Country Manager, Payoneer

Daniel Cabuco
Concept Artist, Sony Entertainment

Carlos Pineda
Game Designer, ReSpawn Entertainment

Jonathan De Luzuriaga
Executive Project Lead, Roadmap 2022 IBPAP

Animahenasyon festival serves as a venue for Filipino animators to present their world-class ideas, to open doors of opportunities, and a chance for them to meet and be inspired by the finest names in the industry.

Specifically, Animahenasyon festival aims to:

• Develop the Philippine animation industry and promote its brand in the global animation scene;
• Provide access to locally produced animation content in markets here and abroad;
• Encourage potential talents to explore the career opportunities available in the industry and hone their skills through competition.
• Provide a venue for exchange among animators, producers, industry supporters, investors, stakeholders and other possible business networking, and matching opportunities;
• Address issues & concerns, discuss and set the direction for the development of the animation industry through international and business conferences forums; and
• Promote awareness on the history of the Philippine animation industry

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