ICON Manila 2023: A Decade of Empowering Creativity

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) – Over the past three years, the creative community has come together virtually, but as the world opens up, ICON MANILA is thrilled to unite creatives and return to a face-to-face event.

ICON Manila, founded by Armand and Bing Serrano, has always been driven by a noble cause. Profit from this event supports humanitarian, educational, and medical missions across the country and an anti-human trafficking organization based in the US.

ICON MANILA 2023's lineup of speakers include TB Choi, a world renowned storyboard/character artist and concept designer for games, presently working for Blizzard Entertainment. She is joined by Tiffanie Mang, an accomplished art instructor, digital illustrator, landscape painter, and visual development artist at Marvel Studios. Along with these two talented women, are industry veterans Armand Serrano, an independent production designer/visual development artist who has worked on studios like Skydance, Marvel, Walt Disney Animation and presently working as production designer for an unannounced biblical epic, and Bobby Pontillas, a character designer and animator at Walt Disney Animation Studios, as well as Zac Retz, who has worked as an art director/visual development artist at Dreamworks Animation, Disney, Sony, and one of the creators and owners of Impetus Animation. Completing the lineup is George Hull, a Senior Conceptual Designer who has worked on many iconic films, including the highly acclaimed DUNE, BLADE RUNNER 2049, STAR WARS IV, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Vol2, THE MATRIX and many more. Their invaluable expertise and insights are sure to elevate creativity to new heights.

ICON MANILA, in collaboration with the Animation Council of the Philippines, Inc. (ACPI), is delighted to announce its long-awaited face-to-face comeback for the momentous 10th year. Join us at Samsung Hall, SM Aura, Taguig City, from September 27th to 28th, for an epic creative celebration, uniting the brightest minds in animation, film, games, illustration, and visual effects.

For more information, visit ICON MANILA website: https://www.iconmanila.org/ or for partnership, and other inquiries, you may contact us at secretariat@animationcouncil.org