Registration is open for Quirino Awards’6th Co-Production and Business forum

  • Participants will have the opportunity to meet with potential partners and companies interested in partnering with animation projects.
  • Public television stations from Ibero-America and Europe meet at the Quirino Awards to reflect on their role in the development of animation projects.
Quirino Awards

The Co-Production and Business Forum of Ibero-American animation is open for registration until March 27 for its sixth edition, to be held in the city of San Cristóbal de La Laguna, Tenerife, from May 11 to 13. Created by the Quirino Awards to promote the development, co-production and circulation of animation projects and works from Latin America, Spain and Portugal, the Forum, which is mainly sponsored by the Cabildo de Tenerife through Turismo de Tenerife and the Tenerife Film Commission, and also by ICEX, Animation From Spain and PROEXCA, has established itself as a meeting point for animation professionals from the Ibero-American region.

Over the course of two days, attendees will have the opportunity to meet with potential partners and companies interested in partnering with animation projects, including production companies, streaming platforms, television channels and sales agents, among others. In its last edition, the Forum brought together around 100 representatives from 19 countries, who held some 730 professional meetings.

Adult Swim, Autour de Minuit, BBC, Canal Capital, Canal IPE, Canal Once, Cartuna, Cinema Management Group, Dandelooo, ERR, Indie Sales, Discovery Kids-Warner Bros, Enanimation, Glitch, HITN, Globo, GS Animation, KIKA, LTV, LRT, Momakin, Netflix, Monster Entertainment, Pakapaka, RAI Kids, RTK, RTP, RTVE, Sacrebleu, TAT Produccions, Titmouse, TRM, TVN Chile, Vivement Lundi! and YLE are some of the companies that have already confirmed their participation in this event.

Those interested in participating need to complete the form available on the Quirino Awards website before March 27 at 23:59 Mexico City time. Once the confirmation of the spot has been received, participants must pay an accreditation fee of 200 euros, which includes the arrangement of a personalized meeting agenda, in addition to meals. For more information, please send an email to:

Public Television and Animation

In parallel to the Forum, the Quirino Awards will provide the framework for two professional events that will focus on public television stations and their role in the development of animation projects, as well as on different cross-border cooperation mechanisms.

After the positive experience of the first meeting held in 2022, the Quirino Awards will once again bring together a group of Ibero-American public television stations in San Cristóbal de La Laguna to reflect on their programming, acquisition, and co-production policies for animated content. Representatives from Pakapaka (Argentina), TVN Chile (Chile), RTP (Portugal), Canal Once (Mexico), Canal Capital (Colombia), and Canal IPE (Peru) will attend the second edition of this meeting organized in collaboration with Radiotelevisión Española (RTVE).

Thanks to its international scope, the Quirino will also host the meeting of the working group on animation of the European public television stations. Organized by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) with the collaboration of RTVE, this meeting will be attended by representatives of RAI KIDS (Italy), YLE (Finland), RTP (Portugal), RTK (Kosovo), TRM (Moldova), RTVSLO (Slovenia), LTV (Latvia), LRT (Lithuania), and ERR (Estonia). The meeting will also serve as a prelude to a meeting between Ibero-American and European public broadcasters to promote the circulation of animated content in both regions. The activities will take place on May 10 and 11.

About the Quirino Awards

The Quirino Awards were named in honor of Quirino Cristiani, who in 1917 directed the first animated feature film in history, “El Apóstol,” an Argentine production in which 58,000 drawings made by hand and shot in 35 mm.

The last edition of the Awards had the main sponsorship of the Council of Tenerife through Turismo de Tenerife, and the Tenerife Film Commission. They were also sponsored by the City Council of San Cristóbal de La Laguna, ICEX Spain Export and Investment, the Government of the Canary Islands, the Canary Islands Institute for Cultural Development, the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), Promotur Turismo Canarias, Canary Islands Film, ICAA and PROEXCA; as well as cooperation from CAACI, Ibermedia Program, Acción Cultural Española through the Program for the Internationalization of Spanish Culture (PICE), RTVE, WELAW, the League of Ibero-American Animation, Retina Latina, Filmin, Multicines Tenerife, Paraninfo ULL, Casa de América and Culturamanía; and the support of DIBOOS, SAVE, Pixelatl, Animation! Ventana Sur, Weird Market, La Mesta, Pantalla, the Audiovisual Cluster of the Canary Islands and Annecy Festival, as well as the following associations: APA – Association of Animation Producers of Córdoba Argentina; Animar Cluster – Argentine Cluster of Animation & VFX; ABCA – Brazilian Association of Animation Cinema; Animachi Chile; Bolivian Animators Network; GEMA Colombia – Animation Business Group; Animation Costa Rica; Animation Guild of Ecuador; ACDMX – Association of Digital Creatives of Mexico; Paraguay Animation; Peru Animation; and Casa da Animação of Portugal.

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