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Final Nominees of the 3rd Quirino Awards Revealed

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Final Nominees of the 3rd Quirino Awards Revealed

The Ibero-American Animation Quirino Awards have announced the finalist works in the nine categories of its third edition, which will be held on April 18 in Tenerife.

The announcement was made at a press conference Tuesday at Casa de América in Madrid. José Gregorio Martín Plata, Island Councilor of the Area of Territory Planning, Historical Heritage and Tourism of the Cabildo de Tenerife; Beatriz Navas, Director of ICAA, Institute of Cinematography and Audiovisual Arts; Pablo Conde, Director of Fashion, Habitat and Cultural Industries of ICEX, Spain Export and Investment; Elena Vilardell, Technical and Executive Secretary of the Ibermedia Program; and José Luis Farias, Coordinator of the Quirino Awards; and representatives of the embassies of Brazil, Mexico, Paraguay and Portugal gathered for the reveal.

A total of 22 works from nine countries in the region have made the final cut out of 219 submissions. Productions from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Paraguay, Portugal and Spain will vie for Quirino Awards in nine categories in a competition that reflects the international reach of Ibero-American animation across both young and adult target audiences.

Portuguese animation is the most represented with 10 candidates, while Spain presents seven finalists, followed by Argentina (six), Brazil (four), Colombia and Bolivia (two each), Chile, Mexico and Paraguay (one each). The Portuguese student short Nestor, co-produced with the United Kingdom, is the work with the most nominations (four); followed by Spanish feature Klaus and Portuguese short Uncle Thomas Accounting for the Days, with three nominations each.

2020 Quirino Awards finalists:

Feature Film

  • Turu, the Wacky Hen, directed by Víctor Monigote & Eduardo Gondell. Produced by Tandem Films, Producions a Fonsagrada, Gloriamundi Producciones, Brown Films, Pampafilms, Argentina Sonofilm, Mediabyte, In Post We Trust, Malditomaus (Spain, co-production with Argentina)
  • Klaus, directed by Sergio Pablos. Produced by The SPA Studios, Atresmedia Cine (Spain)
  • The Longleg, directed by Mercedes Moreira. Produced by Eucalyptus Animación (Argentina)
  • Reconciliation Stories, directed by Carlos Santa & Rubén Monroy. Produced by Carlos Santa, Rubén Monroy (Colombia)

Series

  • Cubs “Crocodiles”, directed by Mélia Gilson & Camille Authouart. Produced by VIDEOLOTION, Praça Filmes, Jpl Films (Portugal, co-production with France)
  • Momonsters, directed by Javier Martínez & Alberto Martínez. Produced by Big Bang Box, KD Toons & Games, 3Doubles Producciones, Vitotito Animation, TVE, Antaviana Films (Spain)
  • Space Chickens in Space, directed by Tommy Vad Flaaten & Markus Vad Flaaten. Produced by Ánima, Cake Entertainment, Disney (Mexico, co-production with United Kingdom, Ireland and Australia). Original idea by José C. García de Letona & Rita Street
  • Tainá and the Amazon’s Guardians, directed by André Forni. Produced by Hype, Sincrocine (Brazil)

Short Film

  • The Cubicbird, directed by Jorge Alberto Vega. Produced by La Valiente Estudio, in co-production with Cintadhesiva Comunicaciones and with the associated production of Animaedro Estudio De Animación (Colombia)
  • Purpleboy, directed by Alexandre Siqueira. Produced by Bando à Parte, Rainbox Productions, Ambiances… Asbl, Luna Blue Film (Portugal, co-production with Belgium, France)
  • Uncle Thomas: Accounting for the Days, directed by Regina Pessoa. Produced by Ciclope Filmes, ONF/NFB, Les Armateurs (Portugal, co-production with Canada, France)

School Short Film

  • Gravedad, directed by Matisse Gonzalez. Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg (Bolivia, co-production with Germany)
  • Nestor, directed by João Gonzalez. Royal College of Art (Portugal, co-production with United Kingdom)
  • I Guess It Went Something Like That, directed by Giovanna Muzel Da Paixao. Cinema de animação, Centro de Artes UFPEL (Brazil)

Commissioned Film

  • In Your Hands, directed by Ralph Karam. Produced by Le Cube (Argentina)
  • Mate?, directed by Dalmiro Buigues & Martin Dasnoy. Produced by Cecilia Martin (Argentina, co-production with Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay)
  • We Have Voice, directed by Juan Manuel Costa. Produced by Juan Manuel Costa (Argentina)

Video Game

  • Gris. Produced by Nomada Studio (Spain)
  • Shadow Brawlers. Produced by Guazú (Argentina)
  • Very Little Nightmares. Produced by Alike Studio (Spain)

Visual Development

  • Nestor. Royal College of Art (Portugal, co-production with United Kingdom)
  • The Peculiar Crime of Oddball Mr Jay. Produced by Cola – Colectivo Audiovisual, Wild Stream (Portugal, co-production with France)
  • Uncle Thomas: Accounting for the Days. Produced by Ciclope Filmes, ONF/NFB, Les Armateurs (Portugal, co-production with Canada, France)

Animation Design

  • Klaus. Produced by The SPA Studios, Atresmedia Cine (Spain)
  • Nestor. Royal College of Art (Portugal, co-production with United Kingdom)
  • Uncle Thomas: Accounting for the Days. Produced by Ciclope Filmes, ONF/NFB, Les Armateurs (Portugal, co-production with Canada, France)

Sound Design & Original Music

  • Drawing Life. Produced by Openthedoor Studios (Brazil)
  • Klaus. Produced by The SPA Studios, Atresmedia Cine (Spain)
  • Nestor. Royal College of Art (Portugal, co-production with United Kingdom)

Visit premiosquirino.org/en for more information.

Registration for the Quirino Co-Production & Business Forum is open until Feb. 20 (early bird) / March 2 (final deadline).

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