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The deadline to apply to submit a project to the second annual Ibero-American Animation Quirino Awards is Saturday, December 8th.

The call is open to filmmakers in the 23 countries that comprise the Ibero-American region, which is a lot of Latin America plus Spain, Portugal, and Andorra. Qualifying animated works must have been released between January 1, 2018 and December 31, 2018. In the case of feature films, the eligibility period is for releases between June 1, 2017 and December 31, 2018.

Th primary language of expression for the works must be “mostly Spanish, Portuguese, or other non-hegemonic languages spoken in the Ibero-American region.” However, works from Ibero-American production companies that are made directly in other languages may also participate. To submit projects, go to

Six nominees will be announced in January 2019 for each of the competition’s nine categories: feature film, series, short film, school short film, innovative work, commissioned film, sound design/original music, visual development, and animation design.

An international jury will whittle down each category to three finalists, and from those projects, the final winners will be announced on April 6, 2019 at the Quirino Awards, held on the Spanish island of Tenerife in the Canaries.

At the inaugural Quirinos ceremony last April, the winners in the main categories were the Mexican feature film Ana and Bruno by Carlos Carrera, the series The Tiniest Man in the World by the Argentinian Juan Pablo Zaramella, and the Spanish short film Decorado by Alberto Vázquez.

Here’s a video wrap-up of the first edition: