It is a fact that there is a highly substantial film and animation talent that exits in the country. We have amazing stories to tell, not just for the local market but to the rest of the world. But the challenge is – how can we make it more commercially viable and available to be seen and appreciated by the public?

MADE IN THE PHILIPPINES is a joint project of the Department of Trade and Industry, Half Ton Truck, ActivAsia, Inc., in cooperation with Cinemalaya Foundation, Inc. and the Cultural Center of the Philippines. It is designed to be an annual Film, Animation and Gaming Congress, with ‘STORYTELLING TO STORYSELLING’ as this year’s focus.

This congress features international experts, such as:

  • • Ralph Guggenheim – CEO, Alligator Planet & Co-founder of Pixar
    • Eli Noyes – President, Alligator Planet & Oscar-nominated animator
    • David Kostiner - Top entertainment lawyer, Founding Partner, Counsel LLP
    • Doug Barry - Cartoon Network Online Creator, TV Producer, Investor & Advisor
    • Audie Vergara – Manager of Grassroots Productions

These experts, together with renowned personalities from the local industry,will open up the discussion with local practitioners and next generation talent to share ideas and best practices on how Filipinos can maximize their talent as creators, producers and distributors of original creative content and bring it beyond the local market to the global stage.

This congress also includes the launch of an animation grant program, with all output proudly stamped ‘MADE IN THE PHILIPPINES’.

MADE IN THE PHILIPPINES is scheduled on 26-27 July 2012, 9am to 2:30pm at CCP Little Theater. Entry fees are P300 for students and P2000 for non-students, which includes a ticket for the cocktail event on the evening of July 26 at the Silangan Hall at the CCP.


For tickets and other inquiries, contact Activ Asia Inc. at or +63918-8888369. Like us on Facebook at Made In The Philippines fanpage, or follow us on Twitter @mitp2012.