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Find all details about the nomination of the Ibero-American Animation Quirino Awards 2020.

The Ibero-American Animation Quirino Awards have announced the nominated titles in the nine categories of its third edition, which will be held on April 18th in the island of Tenerife. 

With 14 works each, Spain and Portugal top the list of countries with the greatest participation, followed by Argentina and Brazil with 10 nominations respectively. Among the nominees are also works from Chile (4), Mexico (4), Bolivia (2), Colombia (2), Costa Rica (1) and Paraguay (1), which aspire to be finalists in the nine categories of the Awards: feature film, series, short film, school short film, animation for video game, commissioned film, visual development, animation design and sound design and original music. The 39 nominated works were selected from the 219 applications received.

The Spanish film Klaus by Sergio Pablos and the Portuguese short films Uncle Thomas Accounting for the Days  by Regina Pessoa and D Nestor by João Gonzalez are the works with the highest number of nominations (4 each).  All three films share respective nomination in Visual Development, Animation Design and Sound Desing.

Feature Films, Series and Short Films
Animation aimed to the family audience predominates in the Best Ibero-American Animation Feature Film category, in which Spain accumulates three nominations: "Klaus", the first feature film by Sergio Pablos Oscar-nominated animator in the category Best Animated Feature Film and distributed by Netflix; “Turu, the Wacky Hen”, Spanish-Argentine co-production that has more than 84 thousand spectators in Spain since its premiere on January 1st; and "Elcano and Magellan, The First Voyage Around the World", new feature by Ángel Alonso ("El ladrón de sueños ") nominated for the Goya 2020 Awards.

This category is completed with the Chilean “Homeless”, a film aimed at the adult audience, inspired by the successful TV series written and directed by Jorge Campusano, José Navarro and Santiago O'Ryan; the Argentinian "The Longleg", a film made in cut-out and photo-collage directed by Mercedes Moreira (only female director nominated in this category); and the Colombian “Reconciliation Stories”, a transmedia social research project that collects stories of violence victims in Colombia.

On the other hand, works from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Spain, Portugal and Mexico will seek to be finalists in the category Best Ibero-American Animation Series. Among the nominees are series broadcasted on some of the main animation channels in the region, such as the Chilean “The Legend of Zeta and Ozz” (Cartoon Network Latin America); the Argentinian “Mini Beat Power Rockers” (Discovery Kids); the Spanish “Momonsters” (TVE), which has the participation, among others, of the Tenerife studios 3Doubles Producciones and Vitotito; the Mexican “Space Chickens in Space” (Disney XD Latin America); and the Brazilian “Tainá and the Amazon's Guardians” (Nickelodeon). This category is completed with “Crias” (RTP), a didactic series that brings together 29 filmmakers from Portugal and France and was selected in the last edition of the Annecy festival.

Portugal and Brazil lead the nominations in the category Best Ibero-American Animation Short Film. In this category, the Portuguese animation is represented by “Uncle Thomas Accounting for the Days”, a new short film by the renowned director Regina Pessoa (“Tragic Story with Happy Ending”, “Kali, the Little Vampire”) who has participated in more than 80 festivals worldwide; "Purpleboy", a reflection on the gender identity directed by the Brazilian Alexandre Siqueira; and “The Peculiar Crime of Oddball Mr Jay", a stop-motion film directed by Bruno Caetano.

“I Bleed”, a work based on a true story that seeks to make visible the daily life of a person with HIV; and “Flesh”, animated documentary directed by Camila Kater, are the Brazilian short films nominated in this category, which is completed with the Colombian film “The Cubicbird”, recognized as Best Animated Short Film in the latest edition of Bogoshorts.

Check out the video of the Premios Quirino nominees:



An international jury will choose three finalists in each category, that will aim for the awards to be delivered at the ceremony on April 18th in Tenerife. The finalists of each category will be announced at Casa de América de Madrid on Tuesday, February 18th. The jury is made up of Colombian Alfredo Marun (Disney Television Animation); Polish Anja Franczak (Human Ark); Salvadorian Simón Vladimir Varela (Production Designer and Visual Development Artist for several studios, including Pixar, Disney, Warner, among others); the American Vera Verba (Sesame Workshop YouTube Channel) and the French Véronique Encrenaz (MIFA Annecy).

The Quirino Awards organization also announced the nominated works in the School Short Film categories -where 5 of the 6 nominated works are directed by women- commissioned film, animation for video game -category included as of this edition-, visual development, animation design and sound design and original music.

IBERO-AMERICAN ANIMATION QUIRINO AWARDS NOMINEES 2020 EDITION

 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

  • SeriesCubs - 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

  • FilmFlesh, 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

  •  FilmCurves, 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 (Brazi

In parallel to the awards, the Quirino Awards intend to continue generating networks and favoring the circulation of works on both sides of the ocean. For this, a new edition of the Ibero-American Co-production and Business Forum will be developed, which will take place on April 17th and 18th 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 interested in Ibero-American animation. 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 this Forum convened 300 professionals from 20 countries that participated in more than 630 B2B meetings.

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

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