Everything You Need to Know About Creative Futures 2021

The online event takes place on June 28 and 29.

For its fourth edition, CREATE Philippines is presenting Creative Futures. As always, the annual industry promotion platform promises a showcase of the Philippines' creative industry's capabilities. This time, the platform is doing it with a productive two days of talks featuring the country's top creatives in animation, advertising, communication design, game development, digitalized creative content, comic and illustration, and more.

Here's everything you need to know about Create Philippines' Creative Futures conference.

What is Creative Futures?

Creative Futures asks what the future holds for the Filipino creative and what challenges and opportunities lie ahead. So, it's an online conference that's worth every creative's time if you want to get to know the movers and shakers behind today's industry, as well as insights on how to navigate the complicated world of being a creative.

"We wanted to put together an event that would treat creativity in such a manner that it presents options about how creative assets can be treated as 'futures,'" CITEM Executive Director Pauline Suaco-Juan says. "These are things we want to highlight and it’s worth taking a second look for support to grow their sector," she adds.


A few things to look forward to are a panel featuring Trese creators Budjette Tan and Kajo Baldisimi with director and showrunner Jay Oliva, Kiddo Cosio's presentation of La Union's The Great Northwest, and national artist for cinema Kidlat Tahimik's short film about empowering communities in storytelling, to name a few.

Who are the Creative Futures' speakers?

The speakers, as arranged by order in the program, are CITEM executive director Pauline Suaco Juan, DTI secretary Ramon Lopez, DTI undersecretary Abdulgani Macatoman, Christopher de Venecia, Creative Economy Council of the Philippines founder and president Paolo Mercado, Guiller Asido, Rhea Matute, Dan Matutina, Royal Pineda, Kristine Layaoen, Angel Guerrero, Budjette Tan, Kajo Baldisimo, Jay Oliva, Tanya Yuson, Liza Soberano, Quark Henares, Ramon de Veyra, Mel Lozano-Alcaraz, Whilce Portacio, Rafaelita M. Aldaba, Kiddo Cosio, Angelo Mendez, Vicky Herrera, Cecille Dominguez-Yujuico, Tryke Gutierrez, Joebert Yu, Mara Aquino, and Kidlat Tahimik.

Where can I register for Creative Futures?

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Whether you're a creative professional or student, you're welcome to join Creative Futures. The online event is completely free, and all you have to do is register here (and, of course, log on to Hopin on time). Both days start at 10:00 a.m. and end at 4:30 p.m. We'll see you there.

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