I nuovi talenti dell’Animazione ibero-americana visibili on line in occasione dei Quirino Awards!

QUIRINO AWARDS SUPPORTS AND PROMOTES NEW TALENTS 
OF THE IBERO AMERICAN ANIMATION

 
* Between June 1st and 14th the finalist works for Best School Short Film will be shown on the Retina Latina and Filmin platforms
* Other films that participated in previous editions of Quirino will also be available 

From June 1st to 14th, the finalist works for the Best School Short Film category in the third edition of the Ibero-American Animation Quirino Awards will be available for online viewing on the Retina Latina and Filmin digital platforms. Public around the world will also be able to see the winning works of the first two editions in this category, a section that shows the future of regional animation.

The online available selection is made up of the three finalist works of this edition: “I Guess It Went Something Like That”, a short film by the Brazilian Giovanna Muzel Da Paixao, a production made at the Brazilian Center for Arts UFPEL; “Gravedad”, a short by Bolivian Matisse González made at the German school Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg and “Nestor”, a film by Portuguese João Gonzalez made at the British Royal College of Art that is also a finalist in the three technical categories (animation design, visual development and sound design and original music). The selection is completed with the winning works in the previous editions of the Quirino Awards: the Argentine “Tántalo” by Juan Facundo Ayerb and Christian Krieghoff and produced at the University of Buenos Aires, winner in 2018; and the Spanish “Patchwork”, directed by María Manero Muro and performed at the Polytechnic University of Valencia, recognized with the award in 2019.

Retina Latina is a digital platform to see Latin American cinema, open to the public, free and legal access for citizens of Latin America and the Caribbean, with part of its collection open worldwide. This initiative, formed by the cinematographic entities of Bolivia, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru and Uruguay under the coordination of the Cinematography Directorate of the Ministry of Culture of Colombia, can be visited from any territory, and the viewing of the films is possible, after making a brief registration through a form or social media. Likewise, since March 2020, Retina Latina has an App to download for free from the Play Store and App Store and the Quirino Awards special can be visited from the App and also from retinalatina.org.

For its part, the Quirino Awards channel on Filmin will be free for all its subscribers in Spain and Portugal. Filmin is an award-winning online cinema and series platform that has been operating in Spain since 2008 and in Portugal since 2016 with the support of MEDIA Creative Europe, being the first company to offer a flat-rate service in Spain. Filmin is currently also available in Mexico through FilminLatino, a platform created in collaboration with IMCINE.

The agenda continues
The Quirino Awards, which have the main sponsorship of the Cabildo de Tenerife through the Tenerife Film Commission, were scheduled to celebrate their third edition in the city of Santa Cruz last April. As a consequence of the COVID-19 virus pandemic, the event has had to change its date of celebration and format, creating the Quirino month, which runs from May 25th to June 27th with various activities aimed at both professionals as a general public.

Since it started last Monday, May 25th, some activities of the Quirino month have already been developed, such as the meeting between the Ibermedia Program and the sector associations in the region. In addition to Elena Vilardell and Víctor Sánchez, Technical and Executive Secretary and General Coordinator of the Ibermedia Program and Concha Diaz, Coordinator of the Tenerife Film Commission; the Argentine associations Animar Cluster and APA (Córdoba Animation Production Companies Associetion); the Bolivian Animators Network; the Brazilian Association of Animated Cinema; GEMA Colombia – Group of Animation Companies; the Chilean Animachi; Animation Costa Rica; Guild of Entertainers of Ecuador; the Spanish Diboos; the Mexican Jalisco Creativo, Association of Digital Creatives of Mexico and Pixelatl; Paraguay Animation; Peru Animation; the Portuguese House of Animaçao; and Tenerife’s SAVE.

On the other hand, on Thursday 28th the talk around la Liga de Animación Iberoamericana (the Ibero-American Animation League) was held, in which Silvina Cornillón, José Iñesta and Jose Luis Farias spoke about La Liga Space that will be within the Territory Focus of the Annecy Festival. Within this framework, the Chilean producer Catalina Fontecilla presented “Firsts” (Typpo Creative Lab), a series project in development that won the award given by La Liga in Ventana Sur 2019, and which implies participation in Pixelatl and Quirino Awards with the aim of accelerate its production and boost its internationalization. The presentation is already available on the Quirino Awards YouTube channel.

Next Tuesday, June 2nd, the table on the participation of women in Ibero-American animation will take place, in which the associations MIA (Women in the Animation Industry, Spain), MUMA (Women in the Animation World, Mexico) and RAMA (Argentine Network of Women in Animation) will participate. And on Thursday, June 4th, there will be a talk with the video game animation finalists: “Gris” from Nomada Studio (Spain), “Shadow Brawlers” from Guazú (Argentina) and “Very Little Nightmares” from Alike Studio (Spain).

The complete program with all the details of speakers, dates and times is available on the Quirino Awards website.

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 “The Apostle”; 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.

The Quirino Awards, which have the main sponsorship of the Cabildo de Tenerife through the Tenerife Film Commission, reflect the determined commitment that has been made for years to animation on the island. This commitment also materializes in concrete actions to support the blooming local industry, assistance to major international markets and the promotion of the “Tenerife Isla Cartoon” brand, specific to this sector.

The initiative also has the sponsorship of ICEX Spain Export and Investments, PROEXCA, City Council of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands Film and y HP; the collaboration of ICAA, CAACI, Ibermedia Program, Acción Cultural Española, Auditorium of Tenerife, Tenerife Espacio de las Artes (TEA), University of La Laguna, RTVE, Filmin,  Retina Latina, Tangram Solutions, WELAW, Embassy of Portugal and Casa de América; and the support of DIBOOS, SAVE, Pixelatl, Ventana Sur Animation!, Weird, La Liga de la Animación Iberoamericana (the Ibero-American Animation League), Koch, Tenerife Moda, Clúster Audiovisual of Canarias, Annecy Festival and European Animation Emile Awards, as well as the associations: APA – Association of Animation Producers of Cordoba Argentina; ANIMAR CLUSTER – Argentine Animation Cluster & VFX; ABCA – Associação Brasileira de Cinema de Animação; Animachi Chile; GEMA Colombia – Animation Entrepreneurs Group; Guild of Animators of Ecuador; ACDMX – Association of Digital Creatives of Mexico; Peru Animation and Casa da Animaçao of Portugal, Paraguay Animation and Bolivian animators network.