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The winners of the 1st Quirino Awards are announced

Tenerife is placed as the meeting point of Latin-American animation and will host the second 

award event in April 2019. 


“All Latin-America united by animation”. With this phrase, the organizers of the Quirino Awards for Latin-American Animation wanted to summarize the spirit of the inaugural event of these awards set up to promote the talent of animation created in Latin America, Spain and Portugal.  

Feature films, series and short films from Mexico, Argentina, Spain, Chile and Brazil were winners at the awards ceremony held on Saturday, April 7th at the Tenerife Auditorium Adán Martín.  

 The Mexican “Ana & Bruno” by Carlos Carrera was recognized as Best Film. The film is the return of Carrera to animation in long format after his debut with the short film “El héroe” in 1994 (Golden Palm of the Cannes Film Festival). After its world premiere at the Annecy Festival in 2017, the film will have its commercial release in Mexican theatres next August.  

In the Best Series category, the prize went to “The Tiniest Man in the World”, a stop motion
production by renowned Argentinean animator Juan Pablo Zaramella that presents in chapters
of one minute the adventures that the smallest man in the world experiences in daily life.
Besides, the Spanish director Alberto Vázquez won the Best Short Film award for “Decorado”.
Produced in 2D animation, this is the third short film by Vázquez that previously directed
“Birdboy” and “Sangre de unicornio” and that in 2015 he made the leap to the feature film
with “Birdboy, the forgotten children”.
The Quirino also recognized works in six other categories: Animation School Short Film,
Commissioned Film, Innovative Work, Best Visual Development, Best Animation Design and Best Sound Design and Original Music.

The international jury was integrated by the film historian Giannalberto Bendazzi, the producer
and distributor Eleanor Coleman (Indie Sales), the producer and consultant Joan Lofts and the
animators David Feiss and Raúl García. Presented by the actress Noelia Noto and the Brazilian producer Marta Machado, the gala featured interventions by Carlos Alonso, President of the Cabildo de Tenerife; Alberto Bernabé, Vice President and Minister of Tourism, Internationalization and External Action of
the Cabildo de Tenerife; and José Iñesta and Jose Luis Farias, spokespersons for the Quirino

One of the most special moments of the ceremony was the tribute made to Quirino Cristiani,
Italian-Argentine director in charge in 1917 of the first feature film of sound animation of the
world. During the ceremony were projected images of “Without a Trace (life and work of Quirino Cristiani)”, a documentary by Diego Kartaszewicz that portrays the life and work of this  animator, draftsman and cartoonist.

A total of 273 works of 14 countries participated in this first edition of Quirino Awards which
has as main sponsor the Tourism department of Tenerife, reflecting the determined
commitment that is being made for the animation for years on the island, not only with these
awards but with the presence in the main events and markets, attracting new companies, as
well as with the support to the flourishing local sector.

In addition, the initiative has the sponsorship of the City of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Tenerife
Espacio de las Artes (TEA) and Iberia Express; the collaboration of ICAA, Ibermedia Program,
AECID, Tenerife Auditorium, Universidad de la Laguna and RTVE; and the support of DIBOOS,
SAVE, Pixelatl, 3D Wire, TLP Tenerife, Annecy Festival, Barreira Arte + Diseño and Universitat
Politécnica de Valencia, as well as the support of the associations: APA – Association of Animation Production Companies of Córdoba Argentina; ANIMAR CLUSTER – Argentinian Animation Cluster & VFX; ABCA – Associação Brasileira de Cinema de Animação; Animachi Chile; GEMA Colombia – Group of Animation Entrepreneurs; Guild of Animators of Ecuador; ACDMX – Association of Digital Creatives of Mexico; and Casa da Animaçao of Portugal. The second edition of Quirino Awards will take place in Santa Cruz de Tenerife in April 2019.



Best Feature Film: “Ana & Bruno” de Carlos Carrera (México), Producción Altavista
Films, Lo Coloco Films, in coproduction with Ítaca Films, Ánima Estudios, Five 7 Media,
Argos Servicios Informativos.

Best Series: “The Tiniest Man in the World de Juan Pablo Zaramella (Argentina,
Francia). Production: Les Films De L’Arlequin, JPL Films, Can Can Club.

Best Short Film: “Decorado” de Alberto Vázquez (España, Francia). Production UniKo,
in coproduction with Autour de Minuit & Abano Producións.

Best School Short Film: “Tántalo” de Juan Facundo Ayerbe & Christian Krieghoff
(Argentina). Universidad de Buenos Aires.

Best Commissioned Film: “Cantar con sentido, una biografía de Violeta Parra” de
Leonardo Beltrán (Chile). Production: Plastivida y Niño Viejo.

Best Innovated Work: “The Many Pieces of Mr. Coo” de Nacho Rodríguez (España).

Best Visua Development: “Here’s the Plan” de Fernanda Frick (Chile). Art direction:
Fernanda Frick. Producción María José Barros.

Best Animation Design: “Caminho dos Gigantes” de Alois Di Leo (Brasil). Animation
directors: Tiago Rovida y Henrique Lobato. Production: Sinlogo Animation.

Best Sound Design & Origina Music: “Tadeo Jones 2: el secreto del Rey Midas” de
Enrique Gato y David Alonso. Sound design: Oriol Tarragó. Original music: Zacarías M.
de la Riva

More information at PREMIOS QUIRINO website: https://premiosquirino.org/en/



Tlab creates their voice bank

This postproduction company includes new professionals

The dynamic ‘Voice Bank” designed by T-Lab with a selection of new professionals they have trained, has been available since January. They will shortly add iconic voices like those of Alicia Rodríguez, José Luis de Madariaga, Juancho Aguiar or Virginia Izquierdo. T-Lab has different Latin American Spanish accents and a range of languages like English, Italian, French, German, Russian and Portuguese.

The training courses organised by T-Lab and Escuela de Actores were supported by Tenerife Film Commission.

TLAB is currently developing new products and services they will be presenting in the next months.

For further information contact TLab


Salero Animation Studios celebrates that the games made for the animation series ‘Familia Telerín’ are now available

The company specialises in producing transmedia content


Salero Animation Studios are happy because the games for Android they made for the Canaries company Anima Kitchent and their project Familia Telerín. Cleo & Cuquin are now available on RTVE.es

Salero Animation Studio uses different mechanisms for pre-school and primary schools so that projects like this one can also have transmedia content that is easily accessible and simple, both on websites and mobile phones.

They are now working on the transmedia project for the animation series ‘Watch Warriors’, produced by the same studio and currently in development.

More information at SALERO ANIMATION STUDIO 

Tel.: 0034 922 10 03 21


Sur Film carries out the production of a ‘fashion film’ for the brand Mugler

The prestigious brand of perfumes chose the Island for their latest project

The prestigious perfume brand Mugler, chooses Tenerife as the location for their latest ‘Fashion Film’, and Sur Film as their service company to carry out their ambitious project on the Island.

Sur Film, a production company with many years of experience in international shoots, has brought one of the major perfume Brands to the Canary Islands to shoot in Tenerife. In addition to their current projects for both Studio and independent feature film shoots, they now get involved in the world of Fashion Films.

Fashion Films have taken the place of music videos as examples of creativity, and are now the choice of the main international brands. Mugler is one of the major perfume creators in the world and an important fashion designer.

The film was recently shot in different locations across the island of Tenerife, like El Teide, the Fine Arts building of La Laguna University and the Anaga forests, among others. The client, the producer and the film director were impressed by the beauty of the Island and the professional standards of a company like Sur Film. The production was supported by Tenerife Film Commission.

More information at SUR FILM:

Tel.: 0034 922 17 76 55

Fax.: 0034 922 17 76 56

Good news for ‘Cleo’, by La Casa Animada

This Canaries series has been nominated for the Quirino Awards

The 2D animation series ‘Cleo’, fully made in the Canary Islands by La Casa Animada, has just started their second season on Clan TV, and has been nominated to the Latin American Animation Quirino Awards to be held in Tenerife on 6 and 7 April 2018.

The first season was broadcast on the same channel in 2015 and it ranked second in Clan TV shows and first in the pre-school series of the channel, at a time when Clan is leader in children audience in Spain.

The second season has been co-produced with RTVE and includes interactive games on their website. We do hope it is as successful as the first season.

La Casa Animada is currently developing the third season that is packed with new things. The company has already started different collaborations to make the series a highly innovative product that would place it as a reference for informal transmedia education.

Contact La Casa Animada at

Tel.: 0034 922 15 05 56

Call open for the Canary Islands International Film Market

There are two new awards this year


Projects can be registered for this market until 20 February. It will be held in Tenerife from 8 to 10 March. With the aim of becoming a meeting point for European producers, distributors and investors, it seeks to encourage the production of feature films, documentaries and TV series co-productions for the international market.

The initiative was launched 15 years ago with the objective in becoming a meeting point between European producers, distributors, and investors.

It will take place from 7th to 10th March. The activities programme includes:

Networking cocktails

One to one meetings


Complete information at CIIFMarket website.


We’ll be at the Berlinale and at Series Mania

TV series can enjoy our tax incentives

From 17 to 20 February, Tenerife Film Commission will be at the Berlinale’s European Film Market; and at Series Mania from 2 to 4 May, in the French city of Lille. Our aim is to keep on spreading the opportunities Tenerife offers for film shoots thanks to its excellent film production companies, its amazing wide range of locations and, of course, its tax incentives, among the most attractive in Europe.

TV series can also enjoy all these advantages. We’d love to meet with you and help to shoot your film on the Island. We’ll be at the ‘Canary Islands Film’ space in the Audiovisual from Spain stand (Berlinale, stand 24).

You can book an appointment writing to film@webtenerife.com or calling us on +34 647 346362.

More information always at Tenerife Film Commission website.


The Ibero-American Animation Quirino Awards open the call for entries of its first edition

Submissions will be open until December 8th

The event will reward the Ibero-American animation in nine categories

The ceremony will take place on April 7th 2018 in Tenerife Island (Spain)

The Ibero-American Animation Quirino Awards have opened the call for entries for its first edition’s different categories, being celebrated on April 7th 2018 in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain.

The initiative, that looks forward to value the Ibero-American animation talent and industry, receives animated works from the region’s 23 countries that have been released between January 1st 2016 and December 31st 2017. The call for entries has itself nine categories: feature film, series, short film, school short film, innovative work, commissioned film, visual development, animation design and sound design and original music.

Works whose original language is mostly Spanish, Portuguese or other non-hegemonic languages ​​spoken in the Ibero American region may be submitted in this call. Although it could be also submitted works by Ibero-American production companies that are produced directly in other languages. The works must be submitted via Festhome before 23:59 (Mexican Time) December 8th.

Among all the submitted works there is going to be six nominated per category, to be announced the first week of January 2018. Among these selected works, an international jury will choose the three finalists on each category, that will aim for the Awards that will be presented on April 7th in Tenerife.

Parallely to the awards, the organization has the purpose to generate networks and favour the circulation of works in both sides of the ocean by organizing two more activities: The International Coproduction Forum and The International Iberoamerican Animation Congress. Both oriented to animation professionals, these activities will take place on April 6th and 7th in the same island town where the animated sectors of Latin America, Portugal, Andorra and Spain will gather together.

The awards are named after the first animation feature film creator of history, the Argentinian-Italian Quirino Cristiani, that in 1917 directed “El Apóstol”; an Argentinian production in which 58.000 hand drawn cartoons were used and recorded in 35mm, as well as several mockups representing Buenos Aires’ public buildings and streets. Of his work even the giant Disney talked about it, as he has travelled to Argentina in 1941 for the release of “Fantasia”.

The Quirino Awards has the main sponsor of Turismo de Tenerife and the collaboration of some of the most important international animation events celebrated in Ibero America, such as the Mexican Pixelatl Animation, Video Games and Comic Festival of Cuernavaca and the Spanish 3D Wire International Animation, Video Games and New Media Market; among others.

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