MANILA, PHILIPPINES, SEPTEMBER 9, 2020 — The Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) has partnered with SIKAP (Creative Content Creators Association of the Philippines, Inc.) to participate in the Kre8tif! Conference and Content Festival in Malaysia.
Three animation projects represented the Philippines to pitch in the Kre8tif! Virtual Conference 2020. These are Paolo Herras’ animated series “Strange Natives” by Blue Bullet Productions, independent 2D animated short “My Brother is a Chicken” by meowsmouse, and 3D feature “Kampilan” by Kampilan Productions, LLC.
At the Kre8tif! 2020 Elevator Pitch, Herras presented “Strange Natives,” Karla Circe Consolacion and Mookie Tamara presented “My Brother is a Chicken,” and Cris Dumlao presented “Kampilan.”
Paolo Herras presented “Strange Natives” in Kre8tif! 2020.
Mookie Tamara and Karla Circe Consolacion presented “My Brother is a Chicken” in Kre8tif! 2020.
FDCP Chairperson and CEO Liza Diño-Seguerra expressed congratulations to the teams behind the three Filipino projects in the Kre8tif! 2020 Official Selection. She added that the FDCP and SIKAP partnership for Kre8tif! 2020 shows that the national film agency remains faithful to its goal of empowering the Philippine animation industry.
Extending support to the animation sector was officially included in the FDCP’s priority programs since 2017. “The goal is not just to sustain the already thriving service sector of animation but to open up opportunities for original Intellectual Property (IP) creation as well,” said Diño-Seguerra.
SIKAP, a fairly new organization that aims to support local content creators in developing their IP for global consumption, also congratulated the Philippine delegation for an “awesome performance” at Kre8tif! 2020. “Your IPs truly reflect the readiness of the Philippines to bring animated content to the international arena! Thank you, Film Development Council of the Philippines, for your unwavering support and belief in cultivating and bringing local animation to the world stage,” stated a SIKAP Facebook post.
Cris Dumlao presented “Kampilan” in Kre8tif! 2020.
Eric Calderon was a keynote speaker in in Kre8tif! 2020.
Meanwhile, CREATE Philippines under the Department of Trade and Industry’s Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (CITEM) reported that animation business veteran producer, writer, and development executive Eric Calderon was among the keynote speakers for Kre8tif! 2020.
Calderon delivered his speech during the “Keynote Session: How Southeast Asia will Create the Next Animated Global Hit.” The former SVP of Development for Octopie Studios (an animation studio owned by “Avengers: Endgame” directors Anthony Russo and Joe Russo) is also the creator and host of “Surviving Animation: Your Guide to Making It in the Business of Cartoons,” an educational platform on YouTube.
Kre8tif! was established in 2009 as an initiative of the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation under the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia. This year, the business networking platform for the digital content industry in Malaysia and across Southeast Asia offers an online showcase, business matching and pitching sessions, workshops, and sharing sessions. Kre8tif! 2020 runs from September 7 to 10.
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