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On the 9th to 13th and 16th to 20th of November 2020 online, we are thrilled to announce the 20th anniversary celebration of the Animation Council of the Philippines, Inc. (ACPI) in this 2020. We aim to exceed expectations by raising our standards to make Animahenasyon 2020 our best iteration to date.


ACPI proudly presents Animahenasyon: The 2020 Philippine Animation Festival. On its 14th year, Animahenasyon continues to showcase Filipino talent in animation. The event is composed of 20 Years of animation with 20 Artists, and 20 Talks sessions relating to moving imagery and design, further inspiring and adding to the knowledge of aspiring young artists and professionals. The twelve (12) day event also includes a competition for both aspiring and professional animators plus screenings of original animation in the form of independent and commercial content.  


Bringing in renowned and high-caliber speakers and personalities from international studios such as Disney TV Animation and Studio Ghibli, Animahenasyon attracts more than 1,000 participants from all over the Philippines and this time a much larger audience thanks to online engagement.


With theme for this year’s Animahenasyon is “The celebration of the 20th”. Filipino culture is just as complex and multi-layered as its people. Their stories and ideas can be developed into unique content that could propel the Philippine animation industry forward towards a future of locally produced films and TV series that connect with both local and international audiences.


Film Screening: All pre-selected entries for the animation contest and existing original works of the association’s members are programmed for daily screenings. Also, selected animated works from around the world will be shown through partnerships with the different embassies and cultural agencies.

Conference: A ten-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.

Competition: A competition that seeks to find the best of Filipino animation from both professionals and students. All winning entries will receive trophies and cash prizes of Php 20,000

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. 

A ten-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. 

A competition that seeks to find the best of Filipino animation from both professionals and students. All winning entries will receive trophies and cash prizes of Php 20,000


featured SPEAKERS

NOVEMBER 9 | 9:00 - 11:00 AM

Bishop creator WHILCE PORTACIO broke into the comics industry by inking Marvel Comics' classic book Longshot in 1985. Then proved that he was more than ready to headline as a penciler on The Punisher in 1988.
In 1990, Whilce's artwork and popularity would reach a new turn with his triumphant work on X Factor and Uncanny X Men. He was even given the chance to create his own character for “X-Men” and created Bishop (who recently headlined the movie “X Men: Days of Fu
NOVEMBER 9 | 9:00 - 11:00 AM

Manila, Philippines based artist, Mico Suayan has honed his skills in the comic book industry since his early childhood.

A graduate of PWU School of Fine Arts, Mico kicked off his career in the local indie comics scene then transitioned to being a storyboard artist.

His first major project was Moon Knight with Marvel in 2006.This was followed by numerous equally successful projects such as Werewolf By Night, Punisher, Thor.
NOVEMBER 9 | 11:15 - 1:15 PM

Filipino-American Anthony Francisco, He's a senior visual development artist at Marvel Studios and has worked on costumes for 'Captain Marvel,' Loki, Groot, and 'Black Panther'
NOVEMBER 10 | 9:00 - 11:00 AM

Alec Sokolow has worn many hats in his career as
a professional writer and storyteller. A career in
Hollywood that has taken him from staff writing
late night TV comedy to having written some of
the most memorable studio films of our time to
writing the story for a top video game series.

Alec Sokolow has also co-authored the meta-
mythology and product storyline as well as created characters for the Skylander’s video game series (Activision)
NOVEMBER 10 | 11:15 - 1:15 PM

Japanese anime director. She made her debut as a director in 2006 with the anime adaptations of Higurashi no Naku Koro ni. Since then, she has directed various animated films and TV series including TV animation series of Junjō Romantica (2008-2015), Nodame Cantabile (2008-2010), and Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal Season III (2016). Her latest films, Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Eternal: The Movie (Part 1 & 2), are coming in 2021.
NOVEMBER 11 | 9:00 - 11:00 PM

Alexander L. Fernandez is CEO and Co-Founder of Streamline Media Group, Inc., a leading video games company focused on the intersection of media, entertainment, and technology. A true entrepreneur, Alexander and his three co-founders bootstrapped Streamline for 19 years from its humble roots in an apartment in Amsterdam into a global games brand across Europe, Asia, and the Americas. Its brands, Streamline Studios, Streamframe, All Pixels, and Streamline Games.
NOVEMBER 11 | 9:00 - 11:00 AM

Avid Liongoren is a veteran of the Philipines advertising industry who directs both live action and animated productions. He has self produced several shorts films and his first feature, Saving Sally (2016), was made with the aid of france's CNC Fund. He has also shot many music video for angry rock banks & sweet pop stars. He can stand on his head and burp on command. Avid is also quite good at drawing odd creatures. He is the founder of ROCKETSHEEP.
NOVEMBER 11 | 11:15 - 1:15 PM

Ma. Geraldine Yumul is a corporate manager and creative industry representative. As
Business Manager and Executive Assistant of the Managing Director of leading edge firm
Synergy88, she applies unique interpersonal and leadership skills. She performs a range of tasks to ensure company productivity and efficiency.
Synergy88, in collaboration with Singapore based company, August Media Pte Ltd, create and manage high quality entertainment for young audiences.
NOVEMBER 11 | 11:15 - 1:15 PM
NOVEMBER 13 | 11:15 - 1:15 PM
NOVEMBER 16 | 9:00 - 11:00 AM

Art Director for Duncan Studios. He worked at Pixar Animation Studios for Cars 2, Inside Out and Coco then worked at Sony Pictures Animation providing storyboard art for Spider-Man:Into the SpiderVerse.
NOVEMBER 16 | 11:15 - 1:15 PM

Character designer and teacher in the Animation Industry . Also, he was responsible for the visual character development and design of Disney’s Kim Possible and Nickelodeon’s Danny Phantom.
NOVEMBER 17 | 9:00 - 11:00 AM

JON ROBINS, Character Technical Artist

Jon Robins is technically an artist. Working originally as a motion capture Animator and Motion Capture Tech Artist for several AAA projects through House of Moves he found a love for making things move and solving problems. Diving into the industry of rigging and pipeline development took him to the San Francisco Bay area.

After a few projects, he wound up at his dream studio working for Lucasfilm Ltd. on Star Wars:131
NOVEMBER 17 | 11:15 - 1:15 PM
NOVEMBER 17 | 11:15 - 1:15 PM
NOVEMBER 17 | 11:15 - 1:15 PM
NOVEMBER 18 | 9:00 - 11:00 AM

AJ has over 20 years of combined film and games experience with an emphasis on animation, motion capture and visual storytelling. In 2007, AJ moved to Los Angeles to animate on Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, then led the creation of key action sequences for James Cameron on Avatar as a Lead Virtual Cinema Artist. As a Previsualization Supervisor, AJ has collaborated with directors Bill Condit, Peter Berg, Chris Colombus, Brad Bird, Matt Reeves and others.
NOVEMBER 18 | 11:15 - 1:15 PM

Richard Dorton – Mocapman Bio
“If you’ve played a video game, you’ve probably killed me.”

Richard Dorton aka Mocapman, is a veteran performance capture actor, director, stunt coordinator, producer, movement consultant instructor and casting director with over 100 video game credits to his name.

With 20 years of experience in motion & performance capture under his belt, Richard has been in the middle of the ever-changing technology
NOVEMBER 19 | 9:00 - 11:00 AM

A valued member of Toronto Film School’s Film Production faculty, Michaelangelo Masangkay brings to the classroom extensive knowledge and experience in both film development, production, marketing and distribution during the new era of digital content consumption. He also is Director of the Work Placement Program which helps TFS students work towards a placement into the field of their choice within the film and television industry in Ontario, Canada.
NOVEMBER 19 | 11:15 - 1:15 PM

Idol Paculan is a rigger and characterFX artist. With a penchant for analyzing problems, and an affinity for devising efficient systems and solutions, she specialized as a rigger and technical director, and worked in various CGI projects in different studios in Metro Manila for over 10 years.
NOVEMBER 20 | 9:00 - 11:00 AM

Eric Calderon
Producer, Writer, Development Executive, Public Speaker, YouTuber

Executive Summary
Eric Calderon has been in the business of animation for over 26 years as an executive, writer, show-runner, and producer. He has developed and worked on globally renowned award-winning shows and projects, specifically in the US, Canada, South East Asia, and Japan and has served at the senior level for multiple animation production companies and networks.
NOVEMBER 20 | 12:00 - 2:00 PM

Character designer and animator at Walt Disney Animation Studios. His list of projects include animated films such as Wreck-It Ralph, Rio and Frozen.
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NOVEMBER 9 | 9:00 - 1:15 PM
NOVEMBER 10 | 9:00 - 11:00 AM

Ria Lu is the Executive Director of the Game Developers’ Association of the Philippines and the Studio Director of First Foundry Manila. She is also the creator of the Talecraft Story-Creation Game, and is active in the talent development efforts of the Philippine Game Development Industry.
NOVEMBER 10 | 11:15 - 1:15 PM
NOVEMBER 11 | 9:00 - 11:00 AM
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NOVEMBER 20 | 11:15 - 1:15 PM
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NOVEMBER 19 | 9:00 - 11:00 AM
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