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Annecy Festival 2021: Coverage

The Ibero-American Animation Quirino Awards announced the nominated works for their fourth edition, whose awards ceremony will take place on May 29th in the Tenerife city of La Laguna.

Chosen from among 265 applications, 40 works from 9 countries are still running for a place among the finalists, which will be selected by an international jury. The finalist works in the nine categories will be announced on March 17th at Casa de América in Madrid.
 
Spain leads the list of countries with the most nominations (22), followed by Argentina (13), Chile (9), Mexico (8) and Colombia (7). Among the nominees there are also works from Brazil, Portugal, Costa Rica and, for the first time, from the Dominican Republic. The feature film “Nahuel and the Magic Book”, the second season of the “Petit” series -both from Chile-, and the Spanish short film “Homeless Home” have the highest number of nominations, with four each. Mexico, Spain and Argentina lead the categories of Feature Film, Short Film and Commissioned Film, respectively.
 
The works that will seek a place among the finalists for Best Animated Feature Film are the Mexican “Xico's Journey” by Erick Caballero (produced by Cristina Pineda Antúnez), “A Costume for Nicholas” by Eduardo Rivero (Fotosintesis Media), "Cranston Academy; Monster Zone” by Leopoldo Aguilar and “The League of 5” by Marvick Eduardo Núñez Aguilera, both produced by Ánima; Chile's “Nahuel and the Magic Book” by Germán Acuña Delgadillo (Carburadores) and Argentina's “Lava” by Ayar Blasco (Crudo Films) are also nominated in this category.

  • Xico's Journey, directed by Erick Caballero. Produced by Cristina Pineda Antúnez (Mexico)
  • A Costume for Nicholas, directed by Eduardo Rivero. Produced by Fotosíntesis Media, co-production with Péek Paax (Mexico)
  • Cranston Academy; Monster Zone, directed by Leopoldo Aguilar. Produced by Ánima (Mexico, co-production with United Kingdom)
  • Lava, directed by Ayar Blasco. Produced by Crudo Films, co-production with Chimiboga (Argentina)
  • The League of 5, directed by Marvick Eduardo Núñez Aguilera. Produced by Ánima (Mexico)
  • Nahuel and the Magic Book, directed by Germán Acuña Delgadillo. Produced by Carburadores, co-production with Levante Films and Punkrobot Animation Studio (Chile, co-production with Brazil)



Nominated for Best Animation Series are the Spanish “Hero Dad” by Nathalie Martínez and Maxi Valero (Wise Blue Studios), “I, Elvis Riboldi” by Javier Galán and Raphaël Lamarque (Peekaboo Animation) and “The Zurfs” by Alex Cervantes (Hampa Studio and Gallego Bros); the Chilean “Petit - Season 2” by Bernardita Ojeda (Pájaro), the Chilean-Argentine “Me Pipoo” by Nahuel Poggi (ReinaMono); and the Brazilian “Count On Me” by Andrés Lieban and Alessandro Monnerat (2DLab).

  • Count On Me, directed by Andrés Lieban & Alessandro Monnerat. Produced by 2DLab (Brazil)
  • Hero Dad, directed by Nathalie Martinez & Maxi Valero. Produced by Wise Blue Studios (Spain)
  • Petit Season 2, directed by Bernardita Ojeda. Produced by Pájaro, co-production with Pakapaka, Señal Colombia and Non Stop (Chile, co-production with Argentina and Colombia)
  • Me Pipoo, directed by Nahuel Poggi. Produced by ReinaMono, financed by CNTV and broadcasted by TVN (Chile, co-production with Argentina)
  • I, Elvis Riboldi, directed by Javier Galán & Raphaël Lamarque. Produced by Peekaboo Animation, co-production with Watch Next Media, Wuji House, Insomne Animation Studio and Corporació Catalana de Mitjans Audiovisuals (Spain, co-production with France).
  • The Zurfs, directed by Alex Cervantes. Produced by Hampa Studio and Gallego Bros, co-production with À Punt Mèdia (Spain)

 
With four nominations, Spanish animation leads the category of Best Animated Short Film: “Homeless Home” by Alberto Vázquez (Uniko, Autour de Minuit), “Mad in Xpain” by Coke Riobóo (Los Animantes), “Roberto” directed and produced by Carmen Córdoba González and “Routine: the Prohibition” by Sam Ortí (Hampa Studio). The Portuguese "Tie" by Alexandra Ramires (Bando à Parte, Bap Animation Studios) and the Colombian "It's All the Salt's Fault" by María Cristina Pérez, produced by Mauricio Cuervo Rincón, will also choose a place among the finalists of this category.

  • Tie, directed by Alexandra Ramires. Produced by Bando à Parte and Bap Animation Studios, co-production with Providences (Portugal, co-production with France)
  • Homeless Home, directed by Alberto Vázquez. Produced by Uniko and Autour de Minuit (Spain, co-production with France)
  • Mad in Xpain, directed by Coke Riobóo. Produced by Los Animantes (Spain)
  • Roberto, directed by Carmen Córdoba González. Produced by Carmen Córdoba González (Spain)
  • Routine: the Prohibition, directed by Sam Orti. Produced by Hampa Studio (Spain)
  • It's All the Salt's Fault, directed by María Cristina Pérez. Produced by Mauricio Cuervo Rincón (Colombia)


 In addition, from the three categories already mentioned, the Quirino Awards also award the Best Animation School Short Film, the Best Commissioned Film, the Best Animation for Video Game, as well as three technical categories: Best Visual Development, Best Animation Design, and Best Sound Design and Original Music (full list of nominations at the end of this press release).

Best Animation School Film

  • La Bestia, directed by Ram Tamez (Mexico), Alfredo Gerard Kuttikatt & Marlijn Van Nuenen. Gobelins l'Ecole de l'Image (France)
  • Colrun, directed by Jorge Sarria de Vicente. U-TAD Centro Universitario de Tecnología y Arte Digital (Spain)
  • Roach, directed by Agustín Touriño. Universidad Nacional de Córdoba - Facultad de Artes (Argentina)
  • Experiment, directed by Zoé Berton-Bojko, Susana Covo Perez (Colombia), Guillaume Heussler, Yann Kacprzak & Margot Wiriath (Dominican Republic). École des Nouvelles Images (France)
  • Memories for Sale, directed by Manuel Lopez. Universidad Veritas (Costa Rica)
  • The Return of the Waves, directed by Alejandra Guevara Cervera (Mexico), Manon Cansell, Edward Kurchevsky, Francisco Moutinho de Magalhães (Portugal) & Hortense Mariano. Gobelins l'Ecole de l'Image (France)

Best Ibero-American Animation Commissioned Film

  • Day of the Dead, directed by Cesar Cepeda. Produced by Kraneo Estudio (Mexico)
  • Int - Night / Spot Bit Bang 2020, directed by Juan Pablo Zaramella. Produced by Sol Rulloni & Bárbara Cerro (Argentina)
  • Penguin And Whale, directed by Ezequiel Torres & Pablo Roldan. Produced by Rudo Company (Argentina)
  • Pixelatl 2020, directed by Francisco Zamudio. Produced by Exodo Animation Studios (Mexico)
  • Routes, directed by Alejandro Imondi. Produced by Osa Estudio (Argentina)
  • Stormzy - Superheroes, directed by Taz Tron Delix. Produced by 2 Veinte (Argentina, co-production with United Kingdom)

Best Ibero-American Animation for Video Game

  • Adore. Developed by Cadabra Games (Brazil)
  • Entails. Developed by Doxa Productions - DigiPen Bilbao (Spain)
  • Erroak. Developed by Confusion Games - DigiPen Bilbao (Spain)
  • GYLT. Developed by Tequila Works (Spain)
  • The Antimatter Kid. Developed by Cosmic Brew Studios (Argentina)
  • Q4p (Quest 4 papa). Developed by Rumba Corp - DigiPen Bilbao (Spain)

Quirino Award for the Best Visual Development of Ibero-American Animation Work

  • Tie. Produced by Bando à Parte and Bap Animation Studios, co-production with Providences (Portugal, co-production with France)
  • Homeless Home. Produced by Uniko and Autour de Minuit (Spain, co-production with France)
  • Nahuel and the Magic Book. Produced by Carburadores, co-production with Levante Films and Punkrobot Animation Studio (Chile, co-production with Brazil)
  • Petit Season 2. Produced by Pájaro, co-production with Pakapaka, Señal Colombia and Non Stop (Chile, co-production with Argentina and Colombia)
  • Routine: the Prohibition. Produced by Hampa Studio (Spain)
  • Wayback. Produced by User T38 (Spain)

Quirino Award for the Best Animation Design of Ibero-American Animation Work

  • Homeless Home. Produced by Uniko and Autour de Minuit (Spain, co-production with France)
  • Nahuel and the Magic Book. Produced by Carburadores, co-production with Levante Films and Punkrobot Animation Studio (Chile, co-production with Brazil)
  • Petit Season 2. Produced by Pájaro, co-production with Pakapaka, Señal Colombia and Non Stop (Chile, co-production with Argentina and Colombia)
  • Routine: the Prohibition. Produced by Hampa Studio (Spain)
  • Umbrellas. Produced by Bigaro Film and Moukda Production (Spain, co-production with France)
  • Wayback. Produced by User T38 (Spain)

Quirio Award to the Best Sound Design and Original Music of Ibero-American Animacion Work

  • Alebrijes. Produced by María Posada Mylott, Luis Salas, Purapost and Guateque Cine (Colombia)
  • Homeless Home. Produced by Uniko and Autour de Minuit (Spain, co-production with France)
  • Loop. Produced by Uniko (Spain, co-production with Argentina)
  • Nahuel and the Magic Book. Produced by Carburadores, co-production with Levante Films and Punkrobot Animation Studio (Chile, co-production with Brazil)
  • Petit Season 2. Produced by Pájaro, co-production with Pakapaka, Señal Colombia and Non Stop (Chile, co-production with Argentina and Colombia)
  • Wayback. Produced by User T38 (Spain)


 
The jury made up of the French Jean François Tosti (TAT productions), the Portuguese Joana Toste (animator and director), the Brazilian Paula Taborda (Planeta Junior) and the Spanish Sergio Jiménez (Pinkman.TV) will choose the three finalist works in each category. A committee made up of Agnieszka Kowalewska-Skowron, Loïc Portier, Sydney Padua, Paco Rodríguez and Ylka Tapia was in charge of selecting the nominated works.


Located on the island of Tenerife, the city of San Cristóbal de La Laguna will be the new venue location of the Quirino Awards from this edition. Declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco in 1999, La Laguna is one of the island's references in cultural matters, with several institutions, theaters, museums, and a university.

In addition to the awards ceremony, the Quirino will once again bring together animation professionals at the Ibero-American Co-production and Business Forum, which will take place between May 27th and 29th in La Laguna. In 2020, this industry activity brought together representatives of a hundred companies from 19 countries - including production companies, sales agencies, tv channels and distributors - who held more than 800 B2B meetings. Entries to participate in the forum will open in the coming weeks on the Quirino Awards website.
 
With the aim of offering a historical record of the awards, the organization has launched a search engine for the finalist and award-winning works in the different Quirino categories throughout its three editions. The search can be carried out from the "Palmares" tab on the Quirino Awards website using different filters such as edition, country or category.

About Quirino Awards
The awards are named after the creator of the first animated feature film in history, the Italian-Argentine Quirino Cristiani, who in 1917 directed "El Apostol"; an Argentine production in which 58,000 drawings made by hand and shot in 35 mm were used, in addition to several models representing public buildings and the streets of the city of Buenos Aires.

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