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Finalists Announced for the Ibero-American Animation Quirino Awards

Winners from the upcoming 3rd Edition will be announced at a special awards ceremony on April 18 in Tenerife, Spain.

MADRID -- The third edition of the Ibero-American Animation Quirino Awards, taking place April 16 – 18 in Tenerife, Spain, has announced the finalists in nine competition categories. The final selections include 22 works from nine countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Paraguay, Portugal and Spain.

The Portuguese school short film Nestor, co-produced with the United Kingdom, received the most nominations (4) followed by the Spanish feature film Klaus and the Portuguese short film Uncle Thomas Accounting for the Days, with three nominations each.

The selections were made by an international jury composed of the Alfredo Marun (Colombia - development director at Disney Television Animation); Anja Franczak (Poland - creative producer in Human Ark); Simon Vladimir Varela (El Salvador - production designer and visual development artist for several studios, including Pixar, Disney, Warner Bros, Sony Animation, Fox and Universal); Vera Verba (U.S. - manager of the Sesame Workshop YouTube Channel) and Veronique Encrenaz (France - director of MIFA Annecy).

The four feature films finalists are:

  • Turu, the Wacky Hen by Víctor Monigote and Eduardo Gondell (Spain, co-production Argentina)
  • The Longleg by Mercedes Moreira (Argentina)
  • Reconciliation Stories by Carlos Santa and Rubén Monroy (Columbia)
  • Klaus by Sergio Pablos (Spain)

The finalists for best animation series are: 

  • Crias – Crocodiles (Portugal, co-production France)
  • Momonsters (Spain)
  • Space Chickens in Space (Mexico, co-production with United Kingdom, Ireland and Australia)
  • Tainá and the Amazon's Guardians (Brazil)

The finalists for short films are:

  • The Cubicbird, directed by Jorge Alberto Vega. Produced by La Valiente Estudio, in co-production with Cintadhesiva Comunicaciones and with the associated production of Animaedro Estudio De Animación (Colombia).
  • Purpleboy, directed by Alexandre Siqueira. Produced by Bando à Parte, Rainbox Productions, Ambiances… Asbl, Luna Blue Film (Portugal, co-production with Belgium, France).
  • Uncle Thomas: Accounting for the Days, directed by Regina Pessoa. Produced by CiclopeFilmes, ONF/NFB, Les Armateurs (Portugal, co-production with Canada, France)

In the category of animation school short film, the finalists are:

  • Gravedad by Matisse Gonzalez (Bolivia, co-production with Germany)
  • Nestor by João Gonzalez (Portugal, co-production with the United Kingdom)
  • I Guess It Went Something Like That by Giovanna Muzel Da Paixao (Brazil)

The finalists for best commissioned film award:

  • In Your Hands, directed by Ralph Karam. Produced by Le Cube (Argentina).
  • We Have Voice, directed by Juan Manuel Costa. Produced by Juan Manuel Costa (Argentina).
  • Mate?, directed by Dalmiro Buigues & Martin Dasnoy. Produced by Cecilia Martin (Argentina, co-production with Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay).

The finalists for best visual development award:

  • Nestor
  • The Peculiar Crime of Oddball Mr Jay
  • Uncle Thomas: Accounting for the Days.

A full list of finalists, including the categories of animation design, sound design and original music and animation for video games, is available here.

The Co-production and Business Forum will take place April 17–18 in Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Participation in this Forum is open to professionals from Latin America, Portugal, Andorra and Spain, as well as distributors, channels, sales agents and potential co-producers from the rest of Europe and North America. Adult Swim, Cartoon Network, Disney TV Animation, Discovery Kids, Sesame Workshop, Zodiak Kids, RTVE, Human Ark, Momakin, Barley Films and Indie Sales are some of the channels and companies that have already confirmed their participation in the forum, which has the collaboration of ICEX and Animation From Spain. The second edition of the forum brought together 300 professionals from 20 countries that participated in more than 630 B2B meetings.

Registration must be done through the Quirino website – the final deadline for registration is  March 2.

The third edition of the Ibero-American Animation Quirino Awards will host the 38th Ordinary Meeting of the Audiovisual and Cinematographic Authorities of Latin America Conference (CAACI) and the 16th Extraordinary Meeting of the Intergovernmental Ibermedia Council. The Institute of Cinematography and Audiovisual Arts (ICAA) of the Ministry of Culture and Sports, as the host cinematographic authority, will oversee organizing these meetings, confirming their interest in promoting the production, distribution and circulation of animation works in the 23 countries integrated in this region.

Source: Ibero-American Animation Quirino Awards