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Nominees Announced for Ibero-American Animation Quirino Awards

Finalists will be announced on February 18 at Casa de América de Madrid; winners will be announced at a special awards ceremony on April 18 in Tenerife.

MADRID – The 3rd edition of the Ibero-American Animation Quirino Awards, taking place April 16 – 18 in Tenerife, Spain, has announced the nominated titles in all nine categories. The selection reflects the diversity of animation produced in the Ibero- American space. Submissions were received from Spain, Portugal, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Bolivia, Columbia, Costa Rica and Parayguay.

The Spanish film Klaus and the Portuguese short films Uncle Thomas Accounting for the Days and Nestor had the highest number of nominations, each receiving four.

The 39 nominated works were selected from 219 submissions.

Quirino Award for the Best Ibero-American Animation Feature Film

  • Elcano and Magellan, the First Voyage Around the World, directed by Ángel Alonso. Produced by Dibulitoon Studio, Elkano Dibulitoon AIE (Spain).
  • Turu, the Wacky Hen, directed by Víctor Monigote & Eduardo Gondell. Produced by Tandem Films, Producions a Fonsagrada, Gloriamundi Producciones, Brown Films, Pampafilms, Argentina Sonofilm, Mediabyte, In Post We Trust, Malditomaus (Spain, co-production with Argentina).
  • Homeless, directed by Jorge Campusano, José Navarro & Santiago O'Ryan. Produced by Lunes, Fábula, Arco libre (Chile, in co-production with Argentina).
  • Klaus, directed by Sergio Pablos. Produced by The SPA Studios, Atresmedia Cine (Spain).
  • The Longleg, directed by Mercedes Moreira. Produced by Eucalyptus Animación (Argentina).
  • Reconciliation Stories directed by Carlos Santa & Rubén Monroy. Produced by Carlos Santa, Rubén Monroy (Colombia).

Quirino Award for the Best Ibero-American Animation Series

  • Cubs - Crocodiles, directed by Mélia Gilson & Camille Authouart. Produced by VIDEOLOTION, Praça Filmes, Jpl Films (Portugal, co-production with France).
  • The Legend of Zeta and Ozz - Spinner Master, directed by Leo Beltrán. Produced by Cartoon Network Latinoamérica, in co-production with Punkrobot, Typpo, Niño Viejo (Chile).
  • Mini Beat Power Rockers, directed by Pedro Blumenbaum. Produced by Mundoloco Animation Studio (Argentina).
  • Momonsters, directed by Javier Martínez. Produced by Big Bang Box, KD Toons & Games, 3Doubles Producciones, Vitotito Animation, TVE y Antaviana Films (Spain).
  • Space Chickens in Space, directed by Tommy Vad Flaaten & Markus Vad Flaaten. Produced by Ánima, Cake Entertainment, Disney (Mexico, co-production with United Kingdom, Ireland and Australia). Original idea by José C. García de Letona & Rita Street.
  • Tainá and the Amazon's Guardians, directed by André Forni. Produced by Hype, Sincrocine (Brazil).

Quirino Award for the Best Ibero-American Animation Short Film

  • Flesh, directed by Camila Kater. Produced by Doctela, Abano Producións (Brazil, co-production with Spain). 
  • 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).
  • The Peculiar Crime of Oddball Mr Jay, directed by Bruno Caetano. Produced by Cola - Colectivo Audiovisual, Wild Stream (Portugal, co-production with France).
  • Purpleboy, directed by Alexandre Siqueira. Produced by Bando à Parte, Rainbox Productions, Ambiances… Asbl, Luna Blue Film (Portugal, co-production with Belgium, France).
  • I Bleed, directed by Tiago Minamisawa, Bruno H. Castro & Guto Br. Produced by Thiago Minamisawa (Brazil).
  • Uncle Thomas Accounting for the Days, directed by Regina Pessoa. Produced by Ciclope Filmes, ONF/NFB, Les Armateurs (Portugal, co-production with Canada, France).

Quirino Award for the Best Ibero-American Animation School Short Film

  • Curves, directed by Ane Escudero. DigiPen Institute of Technology Europe Bilbao (Spain).
  • Gravedad, directed by Matisse Gonzalez. Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg (Bolivia, co-production with Germany).
  • I Want a Sun in my Pocket, directed by Laui Laessa. Vancouver Film School Vfs (Costa Rica, co-production with Canada).
  • Nestor, directed by João Gonzalez. Royal College of Art (Portugal, co-production with United Kingdom).
  • I Guess It Went Something Like That, directed by Giovanna Muzel Da Paixao. Cinema de animação, Centro de Artes UFPEL (Brazil).
  • Tiny Snout and the Hare Migration, directed by Florentina González & Nerina Landi. Primera Escuela de Arte Multimedial Da Vinci (Argentina).

Quirino Award for the Best Ibero-American Animation Commissioned Film

  • The Bitter Bond, directed by Paulo Garcia. Produced by Zombie Studio (Brazil, co-production with United Kingdom).
  • In Your Hands, directed by Ralph Karam. Produced by Le Cube (Argentina).
  • Mate?, directed by Dalmiro Buigues & Martin Dasnoy. Produced by Cecilia Martin (Argentina, co-production with Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay).
  • Root and Tomorrow, directed by Cesar Gabriel Cepeda. Produced by Kraneo Estudio (Mexico).
  • We Have Voice, directed by Juan Manuel Costa. Produced by Juan Manuel Costa (Argentina).
  • Firefly 2 - Shine in Your Own Way, directed by Paulo Garcia. Produced by Zombie Studio (Brazil).

Quirino Award for the Best Ibero-American Animation for Video Game

  • Arise a Simple Story. Produced by Piccolo Studio (Spain).
  • G.R.E.E.N. THE LIFE ALGOR1THM. Produced by Estación Pi Games (Mexico).
  • Gris. Produced by Nomada Studio (Spain).
  • Omen of Sorrow. Produced by AOne Games (Chile).
  • Shadow Brawlers. Produced by Guazú (Argentina).
  • Very Little Nightmares. Produced by Alike Studio (Spain).

Quirino Award for the Best Visual Development of Ibero-American Animation Work 

  • Flesh. Produced by Doctela, Abano Producións (Brazil, co-production with Spain). 
  • Klaus. Produced by The SPA Studios, Atresmedia Cine (Spain).
  • Nestor. Royal College of Art (Portugal, co-production with United Kingdom).
  • The Peculiar Crime of Oddball Mr Jay. Produced by Cola - Colectivo Audiovisual, Wild Stream (Portugal, co-production with France).
  • Root and Tomorrow. Produced by Kraneo Estudio (Mexico)    
  • Uncle Thomas Accounting for the Days. Produced by Ciclope Filmes, ONF/NFB, Les Armateurs (Portugal, co-production with Canada, France).

Quirino Award for the Best Animation Design of Ibero-American Animation Work

  • Klaus. Produced by The SPA Studios, Atresmedia Cine (Spain).
  • Muedra. Produced by Mizunonaka (Spain).
  • Nestor. Royal College of Art (Portugal, co-production with United Kingdom).
  • The Peculiar Crime of Oddball Mr Jay. Produced by Cola - Colectivo Audiovisual, Wild Stream (Portugal, co-production with France).
  • Purpleboy. Produced by Bando à Parte, Rainbox Productions, Ambiances… Asbl, Luna Blue Film (Portugal, co-production with Belgium, France).
  • Uncle Thomas Accounting for the Days. Produced by Ciclope Filmes, ONF/NFB, Les Armateurs (Portugal, co-production with Canada, France).

Quirino Award to the Best Sound Design and Original Music of Ibero-American Animacion Work

  • Drawing Life. Produced by Openthedoor Studios (Brazil).
  • In Your Hands. Produced by Le Cube (Argentina).
  • Klaus. Produced by The SPA Studios, Atresmedia Cine (Spain).
  • Nestor. Royal College of Art (Portugal, co-production with United Kingdom).      
  • Uncle Thomas Accounting for the Days. Produced by Ciclope Filmes, ONF/NFB, Les Armateurs (Portugal, co-production with Canada, France).
  • Umbrella. Produced by Stratostorm (Brazil).

An international jury will choose three finalists in each of the nine categories. The finalists of each category will be announced at Casa de América de Madrid on Tuesday, February 18. Awards will be presented on April 18 at ceremony in Tenerife.

The international jury:

  • Alfredo Marun (Disney Television Animation)
  • Anja Franczak (Human Ark)
  • Simón Vladimir Varela (Production Designer and Visual Development Artist for studios, including Pixar, Disney, and Warner)
  • Vera Verba (Sesame Workshop YouTube Channel)
  • Véronique Encrenaz (MIFA Annecy).

The call to the co-production and business forum is still open:

The forum will take place April 17 and 18 in Santa Cruz de Tenerife and 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, interested in Ibero-American animation.

Some of the companies that have already confirmed participation include Adult Swim, Cartoon Network, Disney TV Animation, Discovery Kids, Sesame Workshop, Zodiak Kids, RTVE, Human Ark, Momakin, Barley Films and Indie Sales.

Registration must be done through the Quirino website before February 20 (early bird) and March 2 (final deadline).

Source: Ibero-American Animation Quirino Awards

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