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Call for Entries: Ibero-American Animation Quirino Awards

Third edition invites animated submissions in multiple categories including feature films, shorts, and this year for the first time, video game animation; deadline set for December 12.

The third edition of the Ibero-American Animation Quirino Awards, being held April 16 -18, 2020, is now accepting submissions. The event, which aims to draw attention to Ibero-American animation talent and industry, is open to the 23 countries in the region. Animation which has premiered between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2019 are eligible. The categories are:

  • feature film
  • series
  • short film
  • school short film
  • commissioned work
  • original sound and music design
  • visual development
  • animation design
  • video game animation

Submissions will be accepted for work done in Spanish, Portuguese or other non-hegemonic languages spoken in the Ibero-American region. Ibero-American projects produced in other languages may also participate. Submissions are will be accepted through the Festhome platform before December 12th at 23.59 (Spanish time).

Six selections will be made in each category – those selections will be announced in early 2020. An international jury will further narrow the entries to three finalists in each category. The finalists will be considered for the awards which will be presented at a ceremony on April 18.

2019 winners included the Colombian feature film Virus Tropical by Santiago Caicedo, the Brazilian series Irmão do Jorel - Seja Brócolis by Juliano Enrico and the short film Guaxuma by the Brazilian Nara Normande.

In addition to the recognition of the region’s talent, the event seeks to broaden its reach with the Ibero-American/World Co-production and Business Forum and the International Congress of Ibero-American Animation taking place April 17 - 18. Aimed at animation professionals, these activities will bring together the animated sectors of Latin America, Portugal, Andorra and Spain. Last year saw a gathering of 300 professionals from 20 countries, who participated in over 650 meetings.

Source: Ibero-American Animation Quirino Awards