Homeless Home, the macabre Annecy-winning short from Alberto Vázquez, won best short film; Uniko, the Bilbao-based studio behind the film, also took home the award for best sound and original music design for Loop. Another notable winner was Manuel Lopez’s Memories for Sale (best school short), which was the first work from Costa Rica ever to be nominated at the Quirinos.
The winners were chosen from 24 finalists, which were selected in turn from among 265 submitted works.
Spain, which submitted more projects — and picked up more nominations — than any other country, notched up the most wins: four. Argentina was the only other Ibero-American country with multiple wins (three). The most-nominated project, the Spanish sci-fi short Wayback, went home empty-handed, missing out on the three awards for which it was in the running.
Here are the winners in full:
Best Ibero-American Animated Full-Length Film
Un disfraz para Nicolás (A Costume for Nicholas), directed by Eduardo Rivero; produced by Fotosíntesis Media, co-produced with Péek Paax (Mexico)
Best Ibero-American Animated Series
Petit, 2a Temporada (Petit, 2nd Season), directed by Bernardita Ojeda; produced by Pájaro, co-production with Pakapaka, Señal Colombia, and Non Stop (Chile, co-production with Argentina and Colombia)
Best Ibero-American Animated Short Film
Homeless Home, directed by Alberto Vázquez; produced by Uniko and Autour de Minuit (Spain, co-production with France)
Best Ibero-American Animation School Short Film
Memories for Sale, directed by Manuel López; Veritas University (Costa Rica)
Best Ibero-American Commissioned Animation
Rutas (Routes), directed by Alejandro Imondi; produced by Osa Estudio (Argentina)
Best Ibero-American Video Game Animation
GYLT, developed by Tequila Works (Spain)
Best Visual Development in Ibero-American Animation
Elo (Tie), produced by Bando à Parte and Bap Animation Studios, co-production with Providences (Portugal, co-production with France)
Best Ibero-American Animation Design
Umbrellas, produced by Bígaro Films and Moukda Production (Spain, co-production with France)
Best Sound and Original Music Design for Ibero-American Animation
Loop, produced by Uniko (Spain, co-production with Argentina)