Spain & Mexico Lead Nominations for First Quirino Animation Awards

Tad, the Lost Explorer and the Secret of King Midas
Tad, the Lost Explorer and the Secret of King Midas

The nominees have been announced for the inaugural edition of the Ibero-American Animation Quirino Awards, taking place April 7 on the Spanish island of Tenerife. In total, 54 works from 10 different countries were nominated across nine categories. Spain was the country with the most representation, scoring 21 nods. Mexican animation scored the second-most nominations with a distant but respectable 12, and Brazil came third with six. The most-nominated projects were the short films Way of Giants (Alois di Leo, Brazil) and Cerulia (Sofia Carrillo, Mexico) with four each, followed by Tad, the Lost Explorer and the Secret of King Midas (Enrique Gato & David Alonso, Spain) with three.

The announcement was made Wednesday at Ochoymedio during Andean Call, an event for Andean animation projects in development taking place in Quito this week. The presenters were Eliana Champutiz, Technical Director of the Film and Audiovisual Creation Institute; 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.

Nominees were selected by a panel of international professionals: Loïc Portier (France), Barry O’Donoghue (Ireland), Agnieszka Kowalewska-Skowron (Poland), and Paco Rodríguez & Zulay Rodríguez (Spain). The 54 nominees will be narrowed to three finalists in each category by an international jury, to be announced next month.

Ibero-American Animation Quirino Award nominees:

Best Ibero-American Animation Feature Film
Ana y Bruno, directed by Carlos Carrera. Produced by Altavista Films, Lo Coloco Films, in co production with Ítaca Films, Ánima Estudios, Five 7 Media, Argos Servicios Informativos (Mexico)
El Angel en el Reloj, directed by Miguel Angel Uriegas. Produced by Fotosíntesis Media (Mexico)
Condorito, la Película, directed by Alex Orrelle & Eduard Schuldt. Produced by Aronnax Studios, Pajarraco Films (Peru)
Deep, directed by Julio Soto Gurpide. Produced by The Thinklab, in coproduction with The Kraken Films (Spain)
El Libro de Lila, directed by Marcela Rincón González. Produced by Fosfenos Media, in coproduction with Palermo Estudio (Colombia, Uruguay)
Tad, the Lost Explorer and the Secret of King Midas, directed by Enrique Gato & David Alonso. Produced by Telecinco Cinema, Telefonica Studios, 4Cats Pictures, Tadeo Jones y el secreto del Rey Midas AIE, Ikiru Films, Lightbox Animation Studios (Spain)

Best Ibero-American Animation Series
Old Folk’s Tales (S3), directed by Marcelo Dematei & Carlos Smith. Produced by Hierro Animación, Piaggiodematei, Señal Colombia (Colombia, Spain)
Legend Quest, directed by José Alejandro García Muñoz. Produced by Ánima Estudios (Mexico)
Mostros Afechantes, directed by Marcelo Dematei & Carlos Smith. Produced by Hierro Animación, Piaggiodematei, Señal Colombia (Spain, Colombia)
Pocoyo (S4), directed by Alex Hidalgo. Produced by Zinkia Entertainment (Spain)
Paper Port, directed by Alvaro Ceppi & Hugo Covarrubias. Produced by Zumbastico Studios in coproduction with Gloob, Señal Colombia, ANTV, Pakapaka, TVN (Chile)
The Tiniest Man in the World, directed by Juan Pablo Zaramella. Produced by Les Films De L’Arlequin, JPL Films, Can Can Club (Argentina, France)

Best Ibero-American Animation Short Film
Afterwork, directed by Luis Uson & Andres Aguilar. Produced by Matte CG, in collaboration with Uson Studio, Apus Estudios (Ecuador, Spain, Peru)
Way of Giants, directed by Alois Di Leo. Produced by Sinlogo Animation (Brazil)
Dead Horses, directed by Marc Riba & Anna Solanas. Produced by I+G stop motion (Spain)
Cerulia, directed by Sofia Carrillo. Produced by Nahuyaca Films (Mexico)
Decorado, directed by Alberto Vázquez. Produced by UniKo, in coproduction with Autour de Minuit (Spain, France)
Here’s the Plan, directed by Fernanda Frick. Produced by María José Barros (Chile)

Best Ibero-American Animation School Short Film
All You Can Eat, directed by Manuel Perez & Paulina Galindo. Universidad de Artes Digitales (Mexico)
A Day in the Park, directed by Diego Porral. ESNE,Escuela Universitaria de Diseño, Innovación y Tecnología (Spain)
Tantalus, directed by Juan Facundo Ayerbe & Christian Krieghoff. UBA, Universidad de Buenos Aires (Argentina)
Vs Santa, directed by Raúl Colomer & Aitor Herrero. Barreira Arte + Diseño (Spain)
W.A.R.F., directed by Kylie Trupp. UDLA Universidad de las Américas (Chile)
We Are the Immigrants, directed by Catalina Matamoros. University of Southern California (Colombia, USA)

Best Ibero-American Animation Commissioned Film
Sing with meaning, a biography of Violeta Parra, directed by Leonardo Beltrán. Produced by Plastivida & Niño Viejo (Chile)
Deja Tu Huella, directed by Fernando Salem & Matias Goldberg. Produced by El Perro en la Luna (Argentina)
Korn – A Different World, directed by Luis Téllez. Produced by Inzomnia Animación (Mexico)
Uterine Death and Life, directed by Daniel Bruson. Produced by Daniel Bruson (Brazil)
Solar City: How Energy Gets to You, directed by Mariano Bergara & Becho Lo Bianco. Produced by 1st Ave Machine & Tronco (Argentina)
The Wolf, directed by Ezequiel Torres, Pablo Rafael Roldán & Fer Suniga. Produced by Rudo Company (Argentina)

Best Ibero-American Animation Innovative Work
Mayan Archaeoastronomy: Observers Of The Universe, directed by Milagros Varguez. Produced by Frutos Digitales (Mexico)
Blank Canvas, directed by Albert Sherman. Produced by Albert Sherman (Spain)
The Invisible Hours, directed by Raúl Rubio. Produced by Tequila Works (Spain)
The Many Pieces of Mr Coo, directed by Nacho Rodríguez. Produced by Nacho Rodríguez (Spain)
Microbian, directed by Alberto Vázquez. Produced byVíctor García (Spain)
Tailor, directed by Calí Don Anjos. Produced by Suma Filmes (Brazil)

Best Visual Development of Ibero-American Animation Work
The Aeronauts. Produced by IMCINE & Outik (Mexico)
Way of Giants. Produced by Sinlogo Animation (Brazil)
Cerulia. Produced by Nahuyaca Films (Mexico)
Cleo (S2). Produced by La Casa Animada, in coproduction with RTVE (Spain)
Here’s the Plan. Produced by María José Barros (Chile)
El Libro de Lila. Produced by Fosfenos Media, in coproduction with Palermo Estudio (Colombia, Uruguay)

Best Animation Design of Ibero-American Animation Work
The Aeronauts. Produced by IMCINE & Outik (Mexico)
Way of Giants. Produced by Sinlogo Animation (Brazil)
Cerulia. Produced by Nahuyaca Films (Mexico)
Morning Cowboy. Produced by Travelogue Studio (Spain)
Simbiosis Carnal. Produced by Zorobabel & Camera-etc (Spain, Belgium)
Tad, the Lost Explorer and the Secret of King Midas. Produced by Telecinco Cinema, Telefonica Studios, 4Cats Pictures, Tadeo Jones y el secreto del Rey Midas AIE, Ikiru Films, Lightbox Animation Studios (Spain)

Best Sound Design and Original Music of Ibero-American Animation Work
Água Mole. Produced by Bando à Parte (Portugal)
Way of Giants. Produced by Sinlogo Animation (Brazil)
Dead Horses. Produced by I+G stop motion (Spain)
Cerulia. Produced by Nahuyaca Films (Mexico)
The Neverending Wall. Produced by Abano Produccións (Spain)
Tad, the Lost Explorer and the Secret of King Midas. Produced by Telecinco Cinema, Telefonica Studios, 4Cats Pictures, Tadeo Jones y el secreto del Rey Midas AIE, Ikiru Films, Lightbox Animation Studios (Spain)

Paper Port

Paper Port

Tad, the Lost Explorer and the Secret of King Midas

Tad, the Lost Explorer and the Secret of King Midas

Cerulia

Cerulia