The Quirino Awards to be held in Tenerife

The first Quirino Latin American animation competition will be held from 6 to 8 April

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The initiative, whose aim is to highlight the value of Latin American talent and industry, will give awards to all the different formats: feature films, short films, school pieces, series, online series, etc. at a gala on 7 April in Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

The event also aims to create networks and encourage the films to travel from both sides of the Atlantic. On 6 April a professional meeting will be held on the island to bring together the animation sectors of Latin America, Portugal, Andorra and Spain.

The date of these awards was announced at the opening ceremony of the Cuernavaca International Animation, Videogames and Comic Festival of Pixelatl, Mexico.

The awards are named after the creator of the first animation feature film, the Argentinean of Italian descent Quirino Cristiani, who in 1917 directed “El Apóstol”; an Argentinean production in which 58,000 hand-made drawings were used and shot in 35 mm, in addition to several scale models representing public buildings and the streets of Buenos Aires. His work was known even to Disney, who travelled to Argentina in 1941 for the premiere of “Fantasia”.

The Quirino Awards are sponsored by Turismo de Tenerife in collaboration with some of the major international animation events held in Latin America, like the Mexican Cuernavaca International Animation, Videogames and Comic Festival; the Spanish 3D Wire, International Animation, Videogames and New Media Market; and many other Latin American professionals.

Further information at this link.

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