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

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

A total of 22 works from nine countries in the region will dispute the statuettes of this third edition. Productions from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Paraguay, Portugal and Spain will opt for the Quirino Awards in the nine categories in a selection that reflects the international projection of Ibero-American animation and has a broad representation of films oriented to young and adult audience.

The Portuguese animation is the most represented with ten candidates, while Spain presents seven finalists, followed by Argentina (6), Brazil (4), Colombia (2), Bolivia (2), Chile (1), Mexico (1) and Paraguay (1). The Portuguese school short film "Nestor", co-produced with the United Kingdom, is the work with more 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 selection has been made by an international jury composed of the Colombian Alfredo Marun (Development Director at Disney Television Animation); Polish Anja Franczak (Creative Producer in Human Ark); the Salvadorian Simon Vladimir Varela (Production Designer and Visual Development Artist for several studios, including Pixar, Disney, Warner Bros, Sony Animation, Fox and Universal); the American Vera Verba (Manager of the Sesame Workshop YouTube Channel) and the French Veronique Encrenaz (Director of MIFA Annecy).

The four feature films that qualify for the Quirino Award are: the Argentine-Spanish co-production “Turu, the Wacky Hen”, by Víctor Monigote and Eduardo Gondell; the Argentine “The Longleg” by Mercedes Moreira; the Colombian “Reconciliation Stories” by Carlos Santa and Rubén Monroy; and the Spanish "Klaus" by Sergio Pablos.

For its part, the finalist series are the Portuguese “Crias - Crocodiles”, co-produced with France; the Spanish "Momonsters"; the Mexican “Space Chickens in Space”, co-produced with the United Kingdom, Ireland and Australia; and the Brazilian “Tainá and the Amazon's Guardians”.

In the short films category, the candidates are the Colombian “The Cubicbird” by Jorge Alberto Vega and the Portuguese “Purpleboy” by Alexandre Siqueira, co-production with Belgium and France, and “Uncle Thomas Accounting for the Days” by Regina Pessoa, co-production with Canada and France

In the category of school works, the finalist works are the Bolivian “Gravedad” by Matisse Gonzalez (co-production with Germany); the Portuguese "Nestor" by João Gonzalez (co-production with the United Kingdom) and the Brazilian "I Guess It Went Something Like That" by Giovanna Muzel Da Paixao.

The categories of commissioned film and visual development stand out, in which the finalists come from a single territory. Three Argentine pieces will compete for the Best Commissioned Film Award: “In Your Hands”, “Mate?” and "We Have Voice" (being Mate? Co-production with Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay); while three Portuguese works opt for the Best Visual Development Award: "Nestor", "The Peculiar Crime of Oddball Mr Jay" and "Uncle Thomas Accounting for the Days".

In addition, nine other works opt for the Quirino Award in the categories of animation design, sound design and original music and the novelty in this edition, animation for video game. The list of all the finalist works can be seen here.

Check out the video of the Premios Quirino Finalists:



IBERO-AMERICAN ANIMATION QUIRINO AWARDS FINALISTS - 2020 EDITION

Quirino Award for the Best Ibero-American Animation Feature Film

  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Momonsters, directed by Javier Martínez & Alberto Martínez. Produced by Big Bang Box, KD Toons & Games, 3Doubles Producciones, Vitotito Animation, TVE, 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

  • 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 Ciclope Filmes, ONF/NFB, Les Armateurs (Portugal, co-production with Canada, France)

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

  • Gravedad, directed by Matisse Gonzalez. Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg (Bolivia, co-production with Germany)
  • 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)

Quirino Award for the Best Ibero-American Animation Commissioned Film

  • 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)
  • We Have Voice, directed by Juan Manuel Costa. Produced by Juan Manuel Costa (Argentina)

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

  • Gris. Produced by Nomada Studio (Spain)
  • 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

  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)

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

  • Drawing Life. Produced by Openthedoor Studios (Brazil)
  • Klaus. Produced by The SPA Studios, Atresmedia Cine (Spain)
  • Nestor. Royal College of Art (Portugal, co-production with United Kingdom)

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The third edition of the Quirino Awards received a total of 219 works.

The announcement was made at Casa de América in Madrid, in a press conference in which José Gregorio Martín Plata, Island Councilor of the Area of Territory Planning, Historical Heritage and Tourism of the Cabildo de Tenerife; Beatriz Navas, Director of ICAA, Institute of Cinematography and Audiovisual Arts; Pablo Conde, Director of Fashion, Habitat and Cultural Industries of ICEX, Spain Export and Investment; Elena Vilardell, Technical and Executive Secretary of the Ibermedia Program; and José Luis Farias, Coordinator of the Quirino Awards; in addition to representatives of the embassies of Brazil, Mexico, Paraguay and Portugal.

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