Following two packed days of presentations, meetings, networking sessions, and parties, the inaugural Quirino Awards culminate tonight with the main attraction: the Quirino Awards show.
The Quirinos represent 23 Ibero-American countries in both Latin America and Europe, and key industry figures from most of those countries have been in attendance throughout this week’s event. A total of 24 productions from nine Ibero-American countries are in contention for the Quirino’s nine awards. The nominees were chosen from a total of 273 submissions.
If there’s one takeaway from the past few days, it’s that the Ibero-American animation world is expanding at an unprecedented pace. The region’s animation industries are more connected than ever before, and events like the Quirinos are helping make those connections even stronger. Considering that many of the countries are still in the early stages of developing their animation industries, the biggest growth is yet to come. Expect this expanded output to be represented by the Quirino Awards itself, as they receive more entries in future years, and launch new award categories to fully represent the varied output of the region.