Pinoy animation Europe-bound

By Marinel Cruz
Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 21:19:00 05/19/2009

Filed Under: Animation, Entertainment (general)


MANILA, Philippines—The Animation Council of the Philippines, an organization that specializes in 2D and 3D animation, is gearing up for a road show in Europe late this year, according to its president, Weng Bagadion.

“This will include the Spanish, Italian, French, German and British markets. We plan to showcase the winners of Animahenasyon,” Bagadion told Inquirer Entertainment.

The two-year-old Animahenasyon Pinoy Animation Festival, which aims to provide original content in this genre, is one of ACPI’s major projects. Last year’s grand prize winner was “Love and Marriage,” a music video on interracial relationships, by Kenny Lyn Tai.

“It has been a successful two years in terms of entries,” Bagadion said. “We brought the winners to the Hong Kong Filmart in March. We want to do this on a bigger scale.”

The ACPI brought 10 member companies to the Hong Kong Filmart, where they had the chance to negotiate with prospective buyers. As a result, Cutting Edge Productions’ “Dayo sa Mundo ng Elementalia” will soon be screened in the former British colony, said ACPI executive director Michael Kho Lim.

To make this road show possible, Bagadion said, the group asked the Business Processing Association of the Philippines (BPAP), of which ACPI is a member, to help shoulder part of the expenses.

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