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54 Nominees Selected For Inaugural Ibero-American Animation Quirino Awards

The Ibero-American Animation Quirino Awards have revealed the nominees for their inaugural edition.

Fifty-four projects were nominated in nine categories. Ten Ibero-American countries are represented in the nominee lists: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Spain, Mexico, Peru, Portugal, and Uruguay, with Spain and Mexico leading the nominations with 21 and 12 nods respectively. For a breakdown of entries by country, see our earlier story.

The selections were made by a European group of industry professionals: Loïc Portier (France), Barry O’Donoghue (Ireland), Agnieszka Kowalewska-Skowron (Poland), Paco Rodríguez (Spain), and Zulay Rodríguez (Spain).

Below is the list of the nominees in each category, followed by a video that highlights the contenders:

Quirino Awards.Quirino Award for the Best Ibero-American Animation Feature Film

  • Ana y Bruno, directed by Carlos Carrera. Produced by Altavista Films, Lo Coloco Films, in co production with Ítaca Films, Ánima Estudios, Five 7 Media, Argos Servicios Informativos (Mexico)
  • El Angel en el Reloj, directed by Miguel Angel Uriegas. Produced by Fotosíntesis Media (Mexico)
  • Condorito, the Movie, directed by Alex Orrelle & Eduard Schuldt. Produced by Aronnax Studios, Pajarraco Films (Peru)
  • Deep, directed by Julio Soto Gurpide. Produced by The Thinklab, in coproduction with The Kraken Films (Spain)
  • El Libro de Lila, directed by Marcela Rincón González. Produced by Fosfenos Media, in co production with Palermo Estudio (Colombia, co production with Uruguay)
  • Tad, the Lost Explorer and the Secret of King Midas, directed by Enrique Gato & David Alonso. Produced by Telecinco Cinema, Telefonica Studios, 4Cats Pictures, Tadeo Jones y el secreto del Rey Midas AIE, Ikiru Films, Lightbox Animation Studios (Spain)

Quirino Awards.Quirino Award for the Best Ibero-American Animation Series

  • Old Folk’s Tales – 3rd season, directed by Marcelo Dematei & Carlos Smith. Produced by HierroAnimación, Piaggiodematei, Señal Colombia (Colombia, coproduction with Spain)
  • Legend Quest, directed by José Alejandro García Muñoz. Produced by Ánima Estudios (Mexico)
  • Mostros Afechantes, directed by Marcelo Dematei & Carlos Smith. Produced by HierroAnimación, Piaggiodematei, Señal Colombia (Spain, coproduction with Colombia)
  • Pocoyo – 4th season, directed by Alex Hidalgo. Produced by Zinkia Entertainment (Spain)
  • Paper Port, directed by Alvaro Ceppi & Hugo Covarrubias. Produced by Zumbastico Studios in co production with Gloob, Señal Colombia, ANTV, Pakapaka, TVN (Chile)
  • The Tiniest Man in the World, directed by Juan Pablo Zaramella. Produced by Les Films De L’Arlequin, JPL Films, Can Can Club (Argentina, coproduction with France)

Quirino Awards.Quirino Award for the Best Ibero-American Animation Short Film

  • Afterwork, directed by Luis Uson & Andres Aguilar. Produced by Matte CG, in collaboration with Uson Studio, Apus Estudios (Ecuador, coproduction with Spain and Peru)
  • Way of Giants, directed by Alois Di Leo. Produced by Sinlogo Animation (Brazil)
  • Dead Horses, directed by Marc Riba & Anna Solanas. Produced by I+G stop motion (Spain)
  • Cerulia, directed by Sofia Carrillo. Produced by Nahuyaca Films (Mexico)
  • Decorado, directed by Alberto Vázquez. Produced by UniKo, in coproduction with Autour de Minuit (Spain, co-production with France)
  • Here’s the Plan, directed by Fernanda Frick. Produced by María José Barros (Chile)

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

  • All You Can Eat, directed by Manuel Perez & Paulina Galindo. Universidad de Artes Digitales (Mexico)
  • A Day in the Park, directed by Diego Porral. ESNE, Escuela Universitaria de Diseño, Innovación y Tecnología (Spain)
  • Tantalus, directed by Juan Facundo Ayerbe & Christian Krieghoff. UBA, Universidad de Buenos Aires (Argentina)
  • Vs Santa, directed by Raúl Colomer & Aitor Herrero. Barreira Arte + Diseño (Spain)
  • W.A.R.F, directed by Kylie Trupp. UDLA Universidad de las Américas (Chile)
  • We Are the Immigrants, directed by Catalina Matamoros. University of Southern California (Colombia, coproduction with USA)

Quirino Awards.Quirino Award for the Best Ibero-American Animation Commissioned Film

  • Sing with meaning, a biography of Violeta Parra, directed by Leonardo Beltrán. Produced by Plastivida & Niño Viejo (Chile)
  • Deja Tu Huella, directed by Fernando Salem & Matias Goldberg. Produced by El Perro en la Luna (Argentina)
  • Korn – A Different World, directed by Luis Téllez. Produced by Inzomnia Animación (Mexico)
  • Uterine Death and Life, directed by Daniel Bruson. Produced by Daniel Bruson (Brazil)
  • Solar City: How Energy Gets to You, directed by Mariano Bergara & Becho Lo Bianco. Produced by 1stAveMachine & Tronco (Argentina)
  • The Wolf, directed by Ezequiel Torres, Pablo Rafael Roldán & Fer Suniga. Produced by Rudo Company (Argentina)

Quirino Awards.Quirino Award for the Best Ibero-American Animation Innovative Work

  • Mayan Archaeoastronomy: Observers Of The Universe, directed by Milagros Varguez. Produced by Frutos Digitales (Mexico)
  • Blank Canvas, directed by Albert Sherman. Produced by Albert Sherman (Spain)
  • The Invisible Hours, directed by Raúl Rubio. Produced by Tequila Works (Spain)
  • The Many Pieces of Mr Coo, directed by Nacho Rodríguez. Produced by Nacho Rodríguez (Spain)
  • Microbian, directed by Alberto Vázquez. Produced by Víctor García (Spain)
  • Tailor, directed by Calí Don Anjos. Produced by Suma Filmes (Brazil)

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

  • The Aeronauts. Produced by IMCINE & Outik (Mexico)
  • Way of Giants. Produced by Sinlogo Animation (Brazil)
  • Cerulia. Produced by Nahuyaca Films (Mexico)
  • Cleo. – 2nd season. Produced by La Casa Animada, in coproduction with RTVE (Spain)
  • Here’s the Plan. Produced by María José Barros (Chile)
  • El Libro de Lila. Produced by Fosfenos Media, in coproduction with Palermo Estudio (Colombia, co production with Uruguay)

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

  • The Aeronauts. Produced by IMCINE & Outik (Mexico)
  • Way of Giants. Produced by Sinlogo Animation (Brazil)
  • Cerulia. Produced by Nahuyaca Films (Mexico)
  • Morning Cowboy. Produced by Travelogue Studio (Spain)
  • Simbiosis Carnal. Produced by Zorobabel & Camera-etc (Spain, Belgium)
  • Tad, the Lost Explorer and the Secret of King Midas. Produced by Telecinco Cinema, Telefonica Studios, 4Cats Pictures, Tadeo Jones y el secreto del Rey Midas AIE, Ikiru Films, Lightbox Animation Studios (Spain)

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

  • Água Mole. Produced by Bando á Parte (Portugal)
  • Way of Giants. Produced by Sinlogo Animation (Brazil)
  • Dead Horses. Produced by I+G stop motion (Spain)
  • Cerulia. Produced by Nahuyaca Films (Mexico)
  • The Neverending Wall. Produced by Abano Produccións (Spain)
  • Tad, the Lost Explorer and the Secret of King Midas. Produced by Telecinco Cinema, Telefonica Studios, 4Cats Pictures, Tadeo Jones y el secreto del Rey Midas AIE, Ikiru Films, Lightbox Animation Studios (Spain)

The nominated works will now be evaluated by an international jury, which will select three finalists in each category. The list of finalists will be published next month, and the winner in each category will be announced on April 7 at an awards ceremony in the Spanish city of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, on the island of Tenerife (part of the Canary Islands).

To learn more about the Quirinos including information on how to participate, visit the event’s official website.

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