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The 2nd Premios Quirino is gaining momentum

Tenerife becomes the meeting point for Latin-American animation with the 2nd Quirino Awards to be held in April 2019

Awarded at Quirino’s prizes in 2018

A total of 244 feature films, series and short films from 16 countries have been entered for this second year. The awards aim at showcasing Latin American animation talent and industry.

With 60 and 49 films respectively, Spain and Brazil lead the number of entries. Costa Rica, El Salvador, Paraguay and the Dominican Republic are joining us for the first time, making the list of “Quirino space” countries longer. The Quirino Awards is taking place in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain on 5 and 6 April 2019.

Out of all the entries, a committee selects and nominates six works per category. The committee is made up by Polish Agnieszka Kowalewska, Irish Barry O´Donoghue, French Loïc Porter and Spaniards Paco Rodríguez and Zulay Rodríguez.

An international jury will choose three finalists for each category out of the films shortlisted; these finalists will compete for the awards on 6 April in Tenerife.

There are nine different categories: feature film, series, short film, school short film, innovative film, commissioned film, sound design and original score, visual development and animation design.

On the other hand, Latin American animation companies can apply for Foro de Coproducción Iberoamérica/Mundo [World/Latin America Co-production Forum]. The programme includes one to one meetings, group work meetings and different talks with the aim to continue strengthening a meeting point for Latin American animation companies. In 2018 the Forum brought together nearly 300 professionals and a group work meeting was carried out by Programa Ibermedia, which outlined the bases for a specific support line for animation. The first deadline to pre-register for the forum is 30 January.

 

For their part, with the challenge of thinking about regional animation, the Congreso Internacional de la Animación Iberoamericana [Latin American Animation International Conference] has opened a call for papers until 30 January 2019. Regulations are available on the Conference website. The papers selected will be announced on 14 February 2019.

At Ventana Sur Buenos Aires the launching of a Liga de la Animación Iberoamericana [Latin America Animation League] was announced. This is an alliance between Premios Quirino, Festival Pixelatl (México) and Animation! (Argentina). One of the finalists of 2018Animation! won the award in Buenos Aires and is coming to the 2019 Premios Quirino in Tenerife. That same project will then travel to Cuernavaca to take part in 2019 Pixelatl. The award includes plane ticket, accommodation and accreditation to all events. The winner was the series Dos pajaritos by Palermo Estudio – Uruguay and Can Can Club – Argentina. Directed by Alfredo Soderguit and Alejo Schettini.

The Quirino Awards are named after the creator of the first animation feature film, the Italian-Argentinian Quirino Cristiani, who in 1917 directed “El Apóstol”, an Argentinian production where 58,000 hand-made drawings were used and shot in 35 mm, in addition to several scale models representing public buildings and streets of the city of Buenos Aires.

In 2018, the Mexican feature film “Ana y Bruno” by Carlos Carrera, the series “El hombre más chiquito del mundo” by Argentinian Juan Pablo Zaramella and the Spanish short film “Decorado” by Alberto Vázquez took the awards in the main categories.

More info at QUIRINO AWARDS WEBSITE

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
Awards.

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.

 

QUIRINO AWARDS 2018 WINNERS

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/

 

 

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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