The 13th 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.
And the theme for this year’s Animahenasyon is “Our Stories Matter”. Filipino culture is just as complex and multilayered 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 one-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 ranging from Php 5,000 to Php 100,000.
An awarding ceremony will serve as the culminating activity of Animahenasyon. This will provide a less formal atmosphere for networking and linkaging. The awarding will be accompanied by performances from different bands and dance group. All winning entries will receive trophies and cash prizes ranging from P5,000 to P100,000. A 90-page souvenir program and festival shirts will also be produced as part of the awarding ceremony.