Philippine International Comics Online Festival (PICOF) 2020

Manila, September 17, 2020 — Creators, Filmmakers, Animators and Students SHARE THE SPOTLIGHT ONLINE!

Welcome to the Philippine International Comics Online Festival (PICOF)!

LEARN from the Filmmaking Webinars and Workshops ONLINE from highly acclaimed experts in their fields, and ADAPT your story into films, animation, TV series or video games in these curated classes!

1. Writing Characters & Effective Dialogue by Ricky Lee (September 19 & 20, Sat & Sunday, 9AM-12NN)

Learn to create memorable characters (day1) and write effective dialogue (day2) with the Philippines’ premiere scriptwriter, Ricardo “Ricky” Lee. Ricky is the Scriptwriter of Himala, Relasyon, Moral, Jose Rizal, Anak, who won over 70 scriptwriting and Lifetime Achievement awards, author of several books including “Trip to Quiapo,” and mentored writers, directors, and producers in the film industry for the past 40 years.

2. Platforms Searching for Content by Direk Quark Henares (September 19, Saturday, 1PM-4PM)

With the rise of the content platforms come the thirst for content. Quark Henares, talks about the current trends and what content platforms seek to rise above the sea of content. Quark is an award-winning film director and Head of Globe Studios. He is a MBA graduate from the USC Marshall School of Business with a focus on entertainment and marketing.

3. Illustrating the Storyboard with Josel Nicolas (September 20, Sunday 1PM-4PM)
Illustrating comics can be a viable profession–if you get hired to illustrate for films, animation or TV commercials. Josel Nicolas is the creator of “Windmills,” editor of “PIKO” a children’s comic book anthology, and has worked with film director Erik Matti for “Buy Bust,” “Kuwaresma,” and “Darna.”” Josel will share the work process of working with directors and film storyboard work.

4. Animating Comics Featuring the Full Circle Lab 2020 Filmmakers (September 20, Sunday 5PM-8PM)

Meet the creators who want to bring their stories and comics to life! Direk Avid Liongoren (“Saving Sally,” “Hayop Ka” and “Zsazsa Zaturnnah vs the Amazonistas of Planet X”) plans to animate Rob Cham’s “Light”/”Lost”, Mitzi Delima’s “Oyayi”, “Strange Natives” by Director Paolo Herras and Producer Magoo del Mundo, and Kim Timan & August Lyle Espino’s “With You.”