José Luis Farias
Due to the restrictions imposed by the governments to reduce the contagion of the COVID-19, many events already scheduled, had to adapt and migrate to the online environment. The Quirino Awards is one of them. It has been taking place on social networks since May 26th and will continue until June 27th, with the broadcast of the Awards event through the web.
We made a brief overview of what happened and what is yet to happen. And of course, all these encounters can be seen because they are, or will be, online. Enjoy!
Ibermedia And Sectoral Associations Meeting (May 26th, closed event)
Meeting with all the Ibero-American associations of animation production companies and creators and the Technical Unit of the Ibermedia Program.
Participating associations: Animar Cluster, Argentine cluster of animation, VFX and immersive technologies companies; APA, Córdoba Animation Producers Association; Bolivian Animation Network; ABCA, Associação Brasileira de Cinema de Animação; ANIMACHI Chile; GEMA Colombia, Animation Companies Group; Animation Costa Rica; Animation Group of Ecuador; DIBOOS; SAVE; Creative Jalisco; ACDMX, Association of Digital Creatives of Mexico; PIXELATL; Paraguay Animation; Peru Animation, Casa da Animaçao Portugal.
La Liga Presentation + Pitch Project "Firsts" (May 28)
The Ibero-American Animation Quirino Awards together with Animation! Ventana Sur (Argentina) and Pixelatl Festival (Mexico), joined forces to create La Liga, the Ibero-American Animation League. This alliance responds to the objective shared by the three events to promote the creation and development of audiovisual projects across the region, consolidating collaboration bonds among Ibero-American countries.
The first part will be a talk with the members of the Ibero-American Animation League, in which Silvina Cornillón (Animation! Ventana Sur), José Iñesta (Pixelatl) and Jose Luis Farias (Quirino Awards) will announce news about this alliance of events at the Ibero-American level.
In the second part, the Chilean Catalina Fontecilla and Javiera Risco will present ‘Firsts’ (Typpo Creative Lab), a series project in development that won the award given by La Liga at Ventana Sur 2019, and which implies participation in Pixelatl and Quirino Awards with the aim of accelerating its production and promoting its internationalization.
Screening Of The Finalist School Short Films Quirino Awards 2020 And 2018 & 2019 Winners In Retina Latina And Filmin
From June 1st to 14th, the finalists for best school short film and other titles that have gone through Quirino can be watched on Retina Latina and Filmin platforms.
*Retina Latina is a digital platform for viewing Latin American cinema, of a public nature, free and legal access for citizens of Latin America and the Caribbean, with part of its collection open to the world. The platform is made up of cinematographic entities from Bolivia, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru and Uruguay under the coordination of the Cinematography Directorate of the Ministry of Culture of Colombia. To watch the Quirino special you can register for free at retinalatina.org
*Filmin is an award-winning online cinema and series platform that has been operating in Spain since 2008 and in Portugal since 2016 with the support of MEDIA Creative Europe, being the first company to offer a flat-rate service in Spain. Filmin is currently also available in Mexico through FilminLatino, a platform created in collaboration with IMCINE. The Quirino Awards channel on filmin.es will be free for all its subscribers.
The Woman in the Ibero-American Animation (June 2)
Round table on the situation of women in Ibero-American animation. With the participation of Romina Savary (RAMA - Argentine Women of Animation Group), Alicia Núñez Puerto (MIA - Women in the Animation Industry) and Renata García Patiño (MUMA - Women in the World of Animation). Silvina Cornillón, from Animation! Ventana Sur Coordinator made the moderation.
SHORT FILM FINALISTS TALK(Thursday, June 11th at 19:00. CET / GMT + 2)
Interviews with the finalists for the best Ibero-American animation short film: ‘The Cubicbird’ directed by Jorge Alberto Vega and produced by La Valiente Estudio, Cintadhesiva Comunicaciones, Animaedro Estudio De Animación (Colombia); ‘Purpleboy’ directed by Alexandre Siqueira and produced by Bando à Parte, Rainbox Productions, Ambiances... Asbl, Luna Blue Film (Portugal, Belgium, France); and ‘Uncle Tomas: Accounting for the Days‘ directed by Regina Pessoa and produced by Ciclope Filmes, ONF / NFB, Les Armateurs (Portugal, Canada, France).
It will be a talk with these directors and Ángela María Revelo, producer of "The Cubicbird".
This event will be broadcast on Facebook Live through the Quirino Awards channel.
PITCH PROJECTS LA LIGA IN ANNECY (Thursday, June 17th at 17:00. CET / GMT + 2)
The Ibero-American Animation Quirino Awards together with Animation! Ventana Sur (Argentina) and Pixelatl Festival (Mexico), joined forces to create La Liga, the Ibero-American Animation League.
This alliance responds to the objective shared by the three events to promote the creation and development of audiovisual projects across the region, consolidating collaboration bonds among Ibero-American countries.
In addition to the winning project of the special La Liga contest at the Quirino Awards, ‘Winnipeg, the Ship of Hope’, co-production between Chile (El Otro Film), Spain (La Ballesta and 3 Doubles) and France (Marmitafilms), in La Liga in Focus Annecy the winners of Animation! Ventana Sur will be presented: the series 'Firsts' by Typpo Creative Lab & Pájaro (Chile) and 'The Little Kites' by Mono Animation (Brazil) and the feature films 'The Bird Kingdom' by Lupa Filmes & Amoria Studio (Brazil) and 'Coda' by JPZtudio (Argentina) and Zumbástico Studios (Chile).
More information on Annecy Festival website
SERIES FINALISTS TALK (Tuesday, June 23rd at 19:00 CET / GMT + 2)
Interviews with the finalists for the best Ibero-American animation series: ‘Cubs’ directed by Mélia Gilson & Camille Authouart and produced by VIDEOLOTION, Praça Filmes, Jpl Films (Portugal, France); ‘Momonsters’ directed by Javier Martínez & Alberto Martínez and produced by Big Bang Box, KD Toons & Games, 3Doubles Producciones, Vitotito Animation, TVE and Antaviana Films (Spain); “Space Chickens in Space” directed by Tommy Vad Flaaten & Markus Vad Flaaten and produced by Ánima, Cake Entertainment, Disney (Mexico, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia); ‘Tainá and the Amazon’s Guardians’ directed by André Forni and produced by Hype, Sincrocine (Brazil).
FEATURE FILM FINALISTS TALK (Thursday June 25th at 19:00 CET / GMT + 2)
Interviews with the finalists for the best Ibero-American animation feature film: ‘Turu, the Wacky Hen’ directed by Víctor Monigote & Eduardo Gondell and produced by Tandem Films, Producions a Fonsagrada, Gloriamundi Producciones, Brown Films, Pampafilms, Argentina Sonofilm, Mediabyte, In Post We Trust, Malditomaus (Spain, Argentina); ‘Klaus’ directed by Sergio Pablos and produced by The SPA Studios, Atresmedia Cine (Spain); ‘The Longleg’ directed by Mercedes Moreira and produced by Eucalyptus Animación (Argentina); and ‘Reconciliation Stories’ directed by Carlos Santa & Rubén Monroy and produced by Carlos Santa, Rubén Monroy (Colombia).
AWARDS CEREMONY (June 27 at 8:00 p.m. CET / GMT + 2)
Awards ceremony for the 3rd edition of the Ibero-American Animation Quirino Awards. The winners of the 9 categories will be announced: feature film, series, short film, school short film, animation commissioned film, animation for video game, visual development, animation design and sound design and original music.
All these three events will be broadcast on Facebook Live through the Quirino Awards channel.
Eliane Gordeeff talks to Creator and director of 3D Wire International Animation, Video Games and New Media Market, José Luis Farias.