Ateneo Digital Art and Animation Festival
10th ADAAF Unfolds Creativity Surge
By Samantha Marie C. Baranda
NAGA CITY – Department of Digital Arts and Animation (DACA) held its 10th Ateneo Digital Art and Computer Animation Festival (ADAAF) last November 17-19, 2011, at the Arrupe Convention Hall, Ateneo de Naga University.
ADAAF is an annual event which features artworks of Digital Illustration and Animation (DIA) students in different categories including Portfolio for image manipulation, digital painting, and photo montage, Clay Fest for stop-motion animation, and 3D Fest which consists of animated TV commercial, animated music video, and animated short film.
In the portfolio category, Abigail Chrystine Balanlayos’s “Imaginary Friend” won the viewers’ choice award while Ena Francia Manondo’s “Innocent Pacifist” received the grand prize followed by “King Without a Crown” by Carlo Berjuega.
The grand price for the stop-motion category went to “Kalaro,” directed by Girlie A. Palo. “Choka& Kacho” directed by Jason Zhuo Chi placed runner up and garnered the viewers’ choice award.
Juan Cancio D. Dandal’s animated TV commercial for Cherifer grabbed both the viewers’ choice award and the grand prize.Islander Sandals by Arbel Soriano was awarded runner up.
Jeriel Joseph R. Bonancua’s animated music video for Paalam Sampaguita won the viewers’ choice award. The grand price was presented to Pewee Angelie A. Dolor’s Bahid while Walang Natira by Hyacinth Margaret A. Dimayuga won runner up.
For the animated short film, “Sanayan lang ang Pagpatay” directed by Gil Joseph A. Sanchez took over the viewers’ choice award and the grand prize. Jane Mariel L. Almoneda’s “Paano Hulihin ang Araw” won runner up.
Gil Joseph A. Sanchez and Pewee Angelie A. Dolor were the recipients the Elite Circle of Animators Award.
“The aim of ADAAF is to showcase the works of DIA students especially in the 3D Fest participated in by the seniors. It is an animation competition inside the campus before the national competitions. During the ADAAF, the students are gathered as one in showing or promoting their skills in the ADNU community,” John Francis Laurin V. Bozar, the festival moderator, said in an interview.