The Ibero-American Animation Quirino Awards has announced its nominated works in the nine categories of its first edition that will take place on April 7th in the island of Tenerife (Spain). The announcement was made last morning at Ochoymedio and during Andean Call, event of andean animation projects’ development that takes place in the city of Quito between the 15th and the 19th of this month. The presentation has been carried out by Dª Eliana Champutiz, Technical Director of the Film and Audiovisual Creation Institute (ICCA); José Luis Farias, promoter of the initiative; Paul Vaca, head of international relations; and Paco Rodríguez, ambassador of the awards in Spain and member of the selection committee.
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 ar
With 273 works from 14 countries having been submitted, the Ibero-American Animation Quirino Awards wrung down its first edition’s call for entries successfully. Ibero-American Animation Quirino awards are named as a tribute of the creator of the first feature length animation film in history, the Italian-Argentinean Quirino Cristiani, who in 1917 directed El Apóstol; this Argentinean production, shot in 35mm, used 58,000 drawings done by hand along with a number of models representing public buildings and streets in Buenos Aires city. The postulated works outline a first map of Ibero-American animation, highlights the leadership of Spain with 38 per cent of the works registered and the dynamism of Brazil and Argentina with 15% and 14% respectively. Colombia (10%) and Mexico (8%) comp
The first edition of the Ibero-American Animation Quirino Awards will be held from April 6 to 8, next year. The said awards would be held at Spanish Canary island of Tenerife which is itself a bustling spot of animation growth. As is known, the Quirinos are the first initiative to recognize the talent across the entire Ibero-American animation industry. (Ibero-America is the geographic description of Spanish and Portuguese-speaking countries in Central and South America, as well as the countries of Spain, Portugal, and Andorra.) The goals of the event are multifold, but one of its key aims is to develop stronger ties between the Ibero-American animation industries on both sides of the Atlantic. To that end, the Quirinos will comprise of both an awards ceremony (taking place on April 7