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Quirino Awards, Co-Production Forum Go online through May 25th – June 27th – Variety

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An awards ceremony for animation titles from Latin America, Spain and Portugal and the art forum Quirino Awards will hold the third edition online with the support of Retina Latina and Filmin platforms. The awards ceremony takes place when the event runs from May 25th to June 27th.

The awards will be randomly displayed on the site April 16-18 during the first two editions of the Canary Islands Tenerife and Building Animation Hub, and were suspended due to the COVID-19 epidemic.

Working in accessible online will include nominees for the best student short films and film school winners from previous editions, “a category that best represents the future of Ibero-American animation,” said Jose Luis Farias, publicist for the Quirino Awards.

“Ibro-American animation is now in a kind of hatching stage. The Quirino Awards are an active part of that ecosystem, “it’s a privilege for us to know that” the animation industry has proven to be one of the few audiovisual sectors that have managed to continue production.

Free of charge, Retina Latina was launched in 2016 with the aim of increasing the popularity of Latino film production in the region. It is supported by national film authorities from Mexico, Bolivia, Peru, Uruguay and Colombia. Founded in 20o8, Jিনmtin Ripple, Jose Antonio de Luna and Juan Carlos Taus is a successful independent Spanish VOD platform with offices in Filmin Spain, Portugal and Mexico. Channeling the platform has recently appeared in its service titles from the Barcelona Arthouse D’A Film Festival, earning 215,000 times, increasing the site’s presence by an average of 10 times in previous fest editions.

Competitive features at this year’s Quirino Awards include Oscar-nominated “Klaus” and “Turu, The Walkie Chicken” by Vector Moneygot and Eduardo Gondal. Nominated series include Malia Gilson and Camille Athuart’s “Cubes – Crocodiles” and Andre Forney’s “Guardians of Tyne and the Amazon”.

Supported by the Tenerife Film Commission, the Quirino Awards are supported by animation from the Spanish Film Institute (ICAA), the Spanish Institute for Foreign Commerce (ICX), and the Spanish Umbrella brand.

The third co-production and business forum in Quirinos will run from May 2 to June 26, with the support of ICX, the Spanish animation and public-sector agency of the Canary Islands, Proxaca, with the aim of expanding the international business of island companies.

Confirmed participants include Adult Swimming, Discovery Kids, Cartoon Network, Disney TV Animation, Pakapaka, RTVE, Plekids, Sesame Workshop, PGS, Zodiac Kids, Tunes Media and Dandelu. Other companies from 19 countries that have signed up for the forum are GFM Films, Monster Entertainment, Planeta Jr., Crevers, Indie Sales, Autor De Minute, Alterego, Zilam Animation, Metrovision, Spirit Animation, Red Animation, Human Momakin and barley.

La Liga is an alliance of Argentine animation quirino awards! And a round table will be held on May 26 to promote the Ibro-American sector of the Pixilat Festival in Mexico. Other online activities will create a panel of women from Ibero-American Animation (June 2) and another to work on new technological advances in animation production (June 10).

Name of the 2020 Ibero-American Quirino Award:


“Turu, Vakki Chicken,” (Vector Moneygot, Eduardo Gondel, Spain, Argentina)

“Klaus,” (Sergio Pablos, Spain)

“The Longleg”

“Reunion Story,” (Carlos Santa, Ruban Monroe, Colombia)

TV series

“Cubes – Crocodiles,” (Melia Gilson, Camille Athuart, Portugal, France)

“Momonstars,” (Javier Martinez, Alberto Martinez, Spain)

“Space Chicken in Space,” (Tommy Vad Flatten, Marcus Vad Flatten, Mexico, USA, Ireland, Australia)

“Guardians of Tein and Amazon,” (Andre Forni, Brazil)

Short film

“Quebecbird,” (Jorge Alberto Vega, Colombia)

“Purple Boy,” (Alexander Sequira, Portugal, Belgium, France)

“Uncle Thomas Accounting of the Day,” (Regina Pesosa, Portugal, Canada, France)

Student short film

“Gravedad,” (Mattis Gonzalez, Bolivia, Germany)

“Nestor,” (Joao Gonzalez, Portugal, USA)

“I think it was something like this”, (Giovanna Muzel da Picasao, Brazil)

Attached film

“In your hands,” (Ralph Karam, Argentina)

“Fellow ?,” (Dalmiro Bugis, Martin Dasnoy, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay)

“We have a voice,” (Juan Manuel Costa, Argentina)

Animation for video games

“Greece,” (Spain)

“Shadow Broilers,” (Argentina)

“Too little nightmare,” (Spain)

Visual development

“Nestor,” Royal College of Art (Portugal, USA)

“Mr. J’s strange crime,” (Portugal, France)

“Uncle Thomas Accounting of the Day,” (Portugal, Canada, France)

Animation design

“Klaus,” (Spain)

“Nestor,” (Portugal, United Kingdom.)

“Uncle Thomas Accounting of the Day,” (Portugal, Canada, France)

Sound design and original music

“Drawing Life,” (Brazil)

“Klaus,” (Spain)

“Nestor,” (Portugal, USA)

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