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Quirino Nominees: ‘Ainbo,’ ‘Bob Spit,’ My Uncle José’ & ‘Valentina’ Vie for Best Ibero-American Feature

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Quirino Nominees: ‘Ainbo,’ ‘Bob Spit,’ My Uncle José’ & ‘Valentina’ Vie for Best Ibero-American Feature

The Ibero-American Animation Quirino Awards have announced the finalists for its fifth edition. A total of 19 works from 12 countries will compete in nine categories. The winners of the awards, created to promote and value animation in the Ibero-American region, will be revealed at a ceremony in La Laguna, Tenerife on May 14.

With six works each, Brazil, Chile and Mexico are the most represented countries among the finalists, closely followed by Spain with five candidates. Among the finalists there are also works from Argentina, Peru, Colombia, Uruguay, Ecuador, Portugal and, for the first time, from the Dominican Republic and Venezuela.

Quirino nominations announcement

Quirino nominations event. Top L-R: Pablo Conde (ICEX),Elisa Rodríguez (ICAA) and José Luis Farias (Premios Quirino). Bottom L-R: Laura Castro (Cabildo de Tenerife), Enrique Ojeda (Casa de América) and David Pérez (Turismo de Tenerife).

Among the finalists are works that have been selected and awarded at international festivals such as Annecy and received recognition from the Oscars. The Brazilian feature Bob Spit – We Do Not Like People and the Chilean short film Bestia received the most nominations (four each), followed by the Mexican series Frankelda’s Book of Spooks and the Peruvian feature film Ainbo: Spirit of the Amazon, with three and two nominations, respectively.

An international jury made up of Sebastian Debertin (KiKA, Germany), Magdiela Hermida Duhamel (LatinX in Animation, United States), Zofia Jaroszuk (Animoon, Poland), Kenneth Ladekjær (Sun Creature Studio, Denmark) and Hernán La Greca (creative director and content developer, United States) will be in charge of choosing the winners in each of the categories.

Quirino Awards 2022

2022 Quirino Award nominees:

Feature Film

  • Ainbo: Spirit of the Amazon | Directed by Jose Zelada & Richard Claus | Tunche Films, Cool Beans (Peru, Netherlands)
  • Bob SpitWe Do Not Like People | Directed by Cesar Cabral | Coala Filmes, Cup Filmes (Brazil)
  • My Uncle José | Directed by Ducca Rios | Origem Produtora De Conteúdo (Brazil)
  • Valentina | Directed by Chelo Loureiro | Abano, Antaruxa, Gatoverde, Sparkle Animation (Spain, Portugal)

Series

  • Two Little Birds – Season 1 | Directed by Alfredo Soderguit & Alejo Schettini | Palermo Estudio, Can Can Club, Señal Colombia (Uruguay, Argentina, Colombia)
  • Frankelda’s Book of Spooks – Season 1 | Directed by Roy Ambriz & Arturo Ambriz | Cinema Fantasma (Mexico)
  • Zander – Season 1 | Directed by Enrique Ortega | Tres Tercios Producciones, Señal Colombia. With the support of TVN. Financed by CNTV (Chile, Colombia)

Short Film

  • Bestia | Directed by Hugo Covarrubias | Trebol 3 Producciones, Maleza Estudio (Chile)
  • Leopoldo from the Bar | Directed by Diego Porral | Joaquín Garralda (Spain)
  • Tio | Directed by Juan Medina | Outik Animation (Mexico)

School Short Film

  • Abril | Directed by Sofia Caponnetto & Eliana Fernández | Universidad Ort Uruguay
  • Crimson Tears | Directed by Íñigo Álvarez & Antonio García Tardón | U-Tad Centro Universitario de Tecnología y Arte Digital (Spain)
  • Flies Only Live One Day | Directed by Mauro Luis López | Master en Animación UPV (Spain)

Commissioned Film

  • #BinaryGenderNorm: Girls | Directed by Bernardita Ojeda & Cristián Freire | Pájaro (Chile)
  • Day of the Dead | Directed by Paulo Garcia | Zombie Studio (Brazil, Mexico, Argentina)
  • Las Mariposas: How Three Sisters Defied a Dictator | Directed by Tomás Pichardo | TEDed (Dominican Republic)

Animation for Video Game

  • Arrog | Developed by Hermanos Magia, Leap Game Studios (Peru)
  • Greak: Memories of Azur | Developed by Navegante Entertainment (Mexico, Argentina, Ecuador, Venezuela)
  • Narita Boy | Developed by Studio Koba (Spain)

Best Visual Development

  • Bestia | Directed by Hugo Covarrubias | Trebol 3 Producciones, Maleza Estudio (Chile)
  • Bob Spit – We Do Not Like People | Directed by Cesar Cabral | Coala Filmes, Cup Filmes (Brazil)
  • Frankelda’s Book of Spooks – Season 1 | Directed by Roy Ambriz & Arturo Ambriz | Cinema Fantasma (Mexico)

Best Animation Design

  • Bestia | Directed by Hugo Covarrubias | Trebol 3 Producciones, Maleza Estudio (Chile)
  • Bob Spit – We Do Not Like People | Directed by Cesar Cabral | Coala Filmes, Cup Filmes (Brazil)
  • Frankelda’s Book of Spooks – Season 1 | Directed by Roy Ambriz & Arturo Ambriz | Cinema Fantasma (Mexico)

Best Sound Design & Original Music

  • Ainbo: Spirit of the Amazon | Directed by Jose Zelada & Richard Claus | Tunche Films, Cool Beans (Peru, Netherlands)
  • Bestia | Directed by Hugo Covarrubias | Trebol 3 Producciones, Maleza Estudio (Chile)
  • Bob Spit – We Do Not Like People | Directed by Cesar Cabral | Coala Filmes, Cup Filmes (Brazil)

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