Quirino Finalists 2020 Quirino Finalists 2020

The Ibero-American Animation Quirino Awards have revealed the finalists for their third edition. The awards, which honor animation from Spain, Portugal, and Latin America, will be held on April 18 in the Spanish city of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, on the island of Tenerife (part of the Canary Islands).

A total of 22 works — features, shorts, series, and video games — from nine countries are in contention for an award. Portugal is the best-represented country (10 nominations), followed by Spain (7), Argentina (6), Brazil (4), Colombia (2), Bolivia (2), Chile (1), Mexico (1), and Paraguay (1). Several finalists are co-productions which involve more than one country.

These numbers mark something of a reversal: last year’s list was dominated by Spain, and included only three nominations for Portugal. The latter country’s success this year is largely accounted for by Regina Pessoa’s Annecy-winning short Uncle Thomas: Accounting for the Days (3 nominations, pictured top left) and the student film Nestor (4). Sergio Pablos‘s feature Klaus (pictured top right), produced in Spain for Netflix, also has three nominations.

A total of 219 works were submitted for this year’s awards. The finalists were selected from a longlist by an international jury. To learn more about the Quirinos, including information on how to participate, visit the event’s official website.

Here is the full list of finalists:

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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Best Sound Design and Original Music of Ibero-American Animation 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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