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Atin 'to (currently in production) 

About the Film

HD, animated adaptation, 7 mins. 2022

This seven-minute animated documentary features three stalwarts of the Philippine animation industry Avid Liongoren (animated films Saving Sally and Hayop Ka!), Tanya Yuson (Trese animated series), and Luis Suarez (animated film RPG Metanoia) as they discuss the challenges they faced in the industry and how Filipinos deal with intellectual property, which plays a crucial role in the creative industry.

Atin 'to Project 

Alongside this film is a supplemental two-minute video clip/AVP about copyright infringement and plagiarism.

Together, the short film and the AVP comprise the project's partnership with the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) Bureau of Copyright and Related Rights (BCRR) through the Copyright Plus Program, a flagship project that aims to cater to the copyright-related needs specifically of the marginalized, unserved, underserved, minority groups or persons of the society.


Project Background

This project was a brainchild of Blog Caliguia and Rianne Hill Soriano and it was eventually entered to the IPOPHL's Copyright Plus Program for funding within the year of experiencing the lockdowns brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. This resulted to a production workflow leading to the animated documentary project with supplemental AVP. The three documentary subjects were interviewed via Zoom, and their interviews were utilized as soundbites while also creating their animated characters and eventually recreating the interviews in animation format.

The Copyright Plus Program aims: 

  • to be able to identify and provide appropriate capacity-building projects and activities that would be unique, participatory, inclusive, and responsive to groups who belong to the marginalized, unserved, underserved, minority groups or persons with special needs who are in the creative industry;
  • to form and forge a strong partnership with the project proponents in the implementation of the approved project proposals that would directly impact creativity in the identified sector and be sustainable;
  • to create and provide access to copyright information, products, services, and other learning opportunities promoting copyright at the local level;
  • to empower, develop and promote existing local and budding artists in the sectors to be copyright ambassadors of the marginalized, unserved, underserved, minority groups or persons with special needs;
  • and to increase copyright registration from these groups.

According to IPOPHL, compared with their previous conventional programs and projects, the Copyright Plus is designed to be more proactive, unique, efficient, and responsive, to the need of the industry.



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