The ibero-American Animation Quirino Awards are named after the first animation feature film creator of history, the Argentinian-Italian Quirino Cristiani,who in 1917 directed “El Apóstol”; an Argentinian production in which 58.000 hand drawn cartoons were used and recorded in 35mm, as well as several mockups representing Buenos Aires’ public buildings and streets. Of his work even the giant Disney talked about it, as he has traveled to Argentina in 1941 for the release of “Fantasia”.
NEW: 2019 Pre-selection Stage Announced
After the closing of its call last December 8th, the II Ibero-American Animation Quirino Awards enter the stage of selection of works. A total of 244 feature films, series and short films from 16 countries have been submitted to the second edition of these awards, which seeks to highlight the talent and the Ibero-American animation industry.
With 60 and 49 works respectively, Spain and Brazil lead the number of applications. Costa Rica, El Salvador, Paraguay and the Dominican Republic are joining these awards for the first time, expanding the list of countries in the "Quirino space". The second edition of these awards, which have the main sponsorship of the Cabildo de Tenerife through the Tenerife Film Commission, will take place on April 6th 2019 in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain.
This first balance of the closing of entries has been announced by José Luis Farias, promoter of the awards, this Wednesday December 12th in the framework of Ventana Sur, the market co-organized by the Marché du Film de Cannes and the Instituto Nacional de Cine y Artes Audiovisuales de Argentina (INCAA), which celebrates its tenth edition from 10th to 14th December in the city of Buenos Aires.
Portugal and Mexico have been the countries that have increased the number of applications the most, followed by Brazil; while works from Spain and Colombia have descended the most. In total, 18 animation feature films, 35 series and 96 short films have been presented.
Among all the postulated works, a committee will select six nominees per category, which will be announced in January 2019. The committee is composed by the Polish Agnieszka Kowalewska, the Irish Barry O'Donoghue, the French Loïc Porter and the Spanish Paco Rodríguez and Zulay Rodríguez. Among the selected works, an international jury will choose three finalists in each category, which will be those who will aim for the awards that will be given on April 6th in Tenerife.
The awards have the following nine categories: feature film, series, short film, school short film, innovative work, commissioned film, sound design and original music, visual development and animation design.
Archive: 2019 CALL FOR ENTRIES
The Ibero-American Animation Quirino Awards have opened the call for several categories for its second edition, that will take place on April 6th 2019 in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain. The initiative, which for the second consecutive year seeks to highlight the Ibero-American animation talent and industry, receives animated works from the 23 countries of the region that have been premiered between January 1st 2018 and December 31st 2018. In the case of feature films, films released between June 1st 2017 and December 31st 2018, may compete.
The call includes nine categories: feature film, series, short film, school short film, innovative work, commissioned film, sound design and original music, visual development and animation design.
Works whose original language of expression is mostly Spanish, Portuguese or other non-hegemonic languages spoken in the Ibero-American region may be submitted to the call; works from Ibero-American production companies that are made directly in other languages may also participate. The works must be submitted through the Festhome platform before December 8th at 23.59 (Mexico time). Among all the received works, there will be six nominees per category, which will be announced at the beginning of 2019. Among the selected ones, an international jury will choose three finalists in each category, which will be the ones that will compete for the awards that will be given on April 6th in Tenerife.
In 2018, the Mexican feature film "Ana and Bruno" by Carlos Carrera, the series "The Tiniest Man in the World" by the Argentine Juan Pablo Zaramella and the Spanish short film "Decorado" by Alberto Vázquez were the works awarded in the main categories.
Parallelly to the awards, the organization aims to continue generating networks and promoting the flow of works on both sides of the ocean. To this end, a new edition of the Ibero-American/World Co-Production Forum and of the International Congress of Ibero-American Animation will be held.
Targeted to professionals of the animation, these activities will take place on April 5th and 6th in the same island town where the animated sectors of Latin America, Portugal, Andorra and Spain will gather together. The first edition brought together 300 professionals from 20 countries, who participated in more than 350 B2B meetings.
The Quirino Awards has the main sponsor of Turismo de Tenerife and the collaboration of some of the most important international animation events celebrated in Ibero America, such as the Mexican Pixelatl Animation, Video Games and Comic Festival of Cuernavaca and the Spanish 3D Wire International Animation, Video Games and New Media Market; among others.
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