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Animahenasyon 2016: “Inspiration. Creation. Animation.”

Now on its 10th year of celebration Filipino talent and ingenuity in animation, the Animation Council of the Philippines, Inc. (ACPI), together with the Department of Information and Communication Technology (DICT), Embassy of Spain, and SM Retail Inc. is set to hold Animahenasyon 2016: “Inspiration. Creation. Animation.” at the Samsung Hall, SM Aura in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig from November 22-24, 2016.

Juan Miguel del Rosario, ACPI President

Juan Miguel del Rosario,
ACPI President

Animahenasyon 2016 will showcase the best and the brightest animators of the Philippines and bring in world-renowned professionals, who could impart their expertise to both aspiring and professional animators in the country.

Different activities will compose this year’s animation festival, to include plenary sessions, workshops, a cosplay event, and exhibition. On November 26, special film screenings featuring Spanish animation and previous Animahenasyon entries will be held at the De La Salle – College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB). “We envisioned the 10th anniversary of Animahenasyon to be the largest event of its kind in the country. It is our way to celebrate our animators, and at the same time, our way to create a venue for learning for our students and professionals. Promoting original content creation is also one of the major goals of this yearly gathering.” said Juan Miguel del Rosario, ACPI President during the animation festival’s Media Launch at Makati city last September 28.

According to del Rosario, Animahenasyon is just one of the programs of ACPI to grow the Philippine animation industry, which contributes around US$153 million to the local economy, with around 11,000 employees to include freelancers. This numbers are projected to grow in the coming years.

“Animahenasyon is our biggest annual event, but we continue to implement projects that would further improve the capabilities of our talent pool in animation. We also build strategic partnerships with international organizations to further advance our brand as a world-class producer and provider of animation content and services.” added del Rosario.