09.30.2012 – PICCA (Philippine International Creative Content & Arts) Festival returns on its fourth year since its introduction in 2009 happening on October 5 to 7, 2012 at the University of Makati presented by Mango Comics publication.
The excitement for the biggest comics and animation event in PICCA Fest for this year aims to promote the industry through talks, workshops, cartoon and comic exhibits, competitions, cosplays, and recognition awards.
There would be a schedule of activities starting with the opening ceremonies and the list goes on as revealed below:
Some of the highlights happens in the next few days and one such event is its significant exhibit is the “Water, The Beginning of Life” consisting of more than 80 insightful works done by different cartoonists from all over the world, interpreting the importance of potable water.
The “Water” exhibit is courtesy of the Asia Pacific Animation and Comics Association of Beijing and is under the auspices of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.
Another exhibit is “Komiks: Yaring Pinoy” that will give viewers a glimpse of the country’s rich tradition in comics, from Jose Rizal to the called Big Three – Nestor Redondo, Alfredo Alcala, Francisco Coching – to today’s sensational young creators that include, among others, Leinel Yu, Gerry Alanguilan and Harvey Tolibao.
There will be a series of talks and workshops by accomplished artists and visionaries in the field of comics, animation, gaming, and sound design. These will be conducted for students and, separately, for the professionals.
For the “Creative Process” talks for students, those who have confirmed as speakers are Boboy Yonzon of Mango Comics; Reggie Entienza of Seventoons; Christine Rom of PODD in Cebu; Mike Idioma of Wild Sounds.
Foreign guests will again grace PICCA Fest. These include Prof. John Lent of Temple University of Pennsylvania; Liuyi Wang, secretary general of Asian Youth Animation and Comics Competition; Wei Wang, painter and head of Animation School of Beijing University.
Workshops will, on the other hand, be conducted for PICCA Festival members who are serious in improving their crafts and succeeding in their careers.
Topics of the workshops are Reviewing Figure Drawing by Neil Doloricon, former dean of UP College of Fine Arts; Editorial Cartooning with Wallop by Rene Aranda of the Philippine Star. Derwent will conduct an art workshop for kids.
A crucial sidelight of the PICCA Fest is the round table talks by creative industry practitioners and government officials involved in the sector.
The PICCA Fest is run by the Philippine International Cartoon, Comics, and Animation, Inc., which aims to improve the position of the creative content industry as a major contributor to the economic growth of the country.
PICCA is concentrating in promoting comics, animation, gaming and sound design.
Presented by Mango Comics, PICCA is hosted by the University of Makati.
Participating schools include University of the Philippines College of Fine Arts; First Asia Institute of Technology and Humanities (FAITH); Meridian International Business, Arts, and Technology College (MINT) : iAcademy: and De La Salle University College of St. Benilde;
Also expected to participate, as in past PICCA events, are students from Ateneo de Manila University, the University of Sto. Tomas; Mapua University; Philippine Women’s University; Far Eastern University; University of the East, and the Emilio Amang Rodriguez School of Technology.
An additional feature that is open for free to the public is the Trade and Showcase where indie comics creators, participating schools, and media producers and suppliers will display their wares.
Caricature sessions will also be conducted by the Samahang Kartunista ng Pilipinas or SKP. Animation shorts from different countries will also be shown.
Sponsors include Information, Communication and Technology Office; Panda Travel Service; International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications, and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.
Proponents of PICCA are Seventoons Animation Studio, Holy Cow Animation, Yonzon Entertainment Syndicate, SKP, and the Creative Media Professionals Guild of Asia and the Pacific.
Students may also participate in the Cosplay of GTMACCON that has also been integrated to the PICCA activities.
PICCA Festival 2012 at University of Makati for more details LIKE and visit the Official Facebook Page. Any media student, animator, artist, school, or company interested in any of the activities may call Mimbi 9189022520, or Boboy 9195977161.