Breakdown of the 2019 Ibero-American Animation Quirino Awards Nominees

Variety | 2/27/2019 | Jamie Lang
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MADRID — Finalists in nine categories for the 2nd Ibero-American Animation Quirino Awards were announced last week in Madrid’s stunning Casa de América. The awards will be held again this year in the Spanish Canary Islands city of Santa Cruz de Tenerife on April 6.

In total, 25 films representing seven countries received recognition on the day in nine distinct categories. Spanish animation bagged 13 nominations, while Brazil scored 7, followed by Colombia (5), Argentina (4), Chile (4), Portugal (3) and Mexico (1).

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Having already won best short film at Mexico’s Pixelatl Awards, Carlos Baena’s “La Noria” (The Ferris Wheel) scored the most Quirino nominations with three. Pan-Latin-American series “Paper Port Season 2 – The Lives of Others” and Colombian feature “Tropical Virus” were the only other entries with multiple nominations at two each.

This year’s feature competition looks to be one of the event’s most competitive. Raúl de la Fuente and Damian Nenow’s “Another Day of Life” – an animated retelling of famous Polish journalist Ryszard Kapuscinski’s book of the same name – scored the Spanish Academy Goya award for best animated feature, but faces far stiffer competition in Tenerife. Gustavo Steinberg, Gabriel Bitar and André Catoto’s “Tito and the Birds” wowed in...
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