A total of 265 works have been submitted to this year’s Ibero-American Animation Quirino Awards, which honor animation from Spain, Portugal, and Latin America. This marks a 21% rise from last year, but falls just short of the record 273 entries at the awards’ inaugural 2018 edition.
This year’s entries came from 17 (out of 23 eligible) countries. The best-represented country is Spain, a major European animation producer with a tendency to dominate at the Quirinos: it accounts for 28% of the submitted works. Next come Argentina (16%), Brazil (12%), Mexico (11%), Colombia (9.5%), and Portugal (6.5%).
Works from Bolivia, Chile, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Dominican Republic, Uruguay, and Venezuela have also qualified.