The Ibero-American Animation Quirino Awards recently closed the call for entries of its first-ever edition. The inaugural Quirinos received 273 entries from 14 countries. The countries that submitted the most pieces were Spain (38% of the entries), Brazil (15%), and Argentina (14%), Colombia (10%), and Mexico (8%).
Submissions were also received from Chile, Ecuador, Portugal, Uruguay, Peru, Venezuela, Bolivia, Cuba, and Nicaragua. The work entered represents 60 hours of animation in total.
The category that received the most entries was short films, with 120 works submitted followed by series (43 submissions), commissioned films (39 submissions), and feature films (21 submissions).
Six nominees in each of the event’s nine categories will be announced on January 17. Those categories are: Feature film Series, Short film, School short film, Innovative work, Com missioned film,Visual development, Animation design and Sound design and original music
After that, an international jury will narrow down the nominees to three finalists per category after which the final winners will be announced on April 7 at the awards ceremony in the Spanish city of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, on the island of Tenerife (part of the Canary Islands).
The awards will take place as part of a two-day event that will also include a co-production and business forum aimed at forging links between Ibero-American producers and artists, as well as an international congress that will create a space for debate and reflection on contemporary animation production.