The Lagoon (Tenerife). The organization of the fifth edition of the Ibero-American Animation Quirino Awards has announced its winners, in which productions from Brazil, Mexico and Chile have won the main prizes.
‘Bob Cuspe – Nós Não We Liked People’, ‘Frankelda’s Hidden Scares’ and ‘Bestia’ have been the winners awards to the best feature film and short film series, respectively, at a gala held Saturday at the Leal Theater of La Laguna, Tenerife, and broadcast live for everyone.
The three works, made in ‘stop-motion’, which confirms the rise of this animation technique in Latin America, are starring characters as diverse as a punk antihero, a ghost writer and a secret police agent during the military dictatorship in Chile.
‘Bob Cuspe – Nós Não We Liked People’, the debut feature by Brazilian director César Cabral, combines elements of documentary film and fiction.
It is a post-apocalyptic road-movie starring Bob Cuspe, a legendary character from the underground culture of Brazil in the 1980s created by the cartoonist Angeli.
Produced by Coala Filmes, the film was also recognized with the award for Best Sound Design and Original Music.
The Mexican ‘Frankelda’s Hidden Scares’ is a horror series suitable for children and starring Frankelda, a mysterious ghost writer who seeks to become the best-known horror author in history with the help of an enchanted book.
Directed by Roy and Arturo Ambriz, the series, whose first season premiered on the HBO Max streaming platform, also received the Quirino Award for Best Animation Design.
Meanwhile, ‘Bestia’ delves into the psyche of a secret police agent during the military dictatorship in Chile.
Directed by Hugo Covarrubias and inspired by real events, the short, which this year was nominated for an Oscar, It also received the Quirino Award for Best Visual Development.
The Spanish ‘The flies only live for a day’ by Mauro Luis López (Master in Animation UPV, Valencia) won the award for Best School Short Film, a category that rewards emerging talents in Ibero-American animation.
In addition, the Chilean ‘#NormasdeGéneroBinaria: Niñas’, directed by Bernardita Ojeda in co-direction with Cristián Freire, was awarded Best Commissioned Work, and ‘Greak: Memories of Azur’, a co-production between Mexico, Argentina, Ecuador and Venezuela developed by Navegante Entertainment, picked up the award for Best Video Game Animation.
The winners were chosen by a 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).
Sponsored by the Cabildo de Tenerife through the Tenerife Film Commission, the Quirino Awards ratify with this new edition their relevance in the construction of a common space for the animation of the 23 countries of this region made up of the countries of Latin America, Spain and Portugal.
The awards were named in honor of the creator of the first animated feature film in history, the Italian-Argentine Quirino Cristiani, who directed ‘The Apostle’ in 1917.
It is an Argentine production in which 58,000 drawings made by hand and shot in 35 millimeters were used.
Winners of the Quirino Awards 2022:
-Quirino Award for Best Ibero-American Animated Feature Film: ‘Bob Cuspe – Nós Não Gostamos De Gente’, directed by Cesar Cabral. Produced by Coala Filmes, Cup Filmes (Brazil).
-Quirino Award for Best Ibero-American Animation Series: ‘Frankelda’s Hidden Scares – Season 1’, directed by Roy Ambriz & Arturo Ambriz. Produced by Cinema Fantasma (Mexico).
-Quirino Award for Best Ibero-American Animated Short Film: ‘Bestia’, directed by Hugo Covarrubias. Produced by Trebol 3 Producciones, co-production with Maleza Estudio (Chile).
-Quirino Award for Best Ibero-American Animation School Short Film: ‘The flies only live for a day’, directed by Mauro Luis López. Master in Animation UPV (Spain).
-Quirino Award for Best Commissioned Ibero-American Animation: ‘#normadegénerobinaria: Niñas’, directed by Bernardita Ojeda & Cristián Freire. Produced by Pajaro (Chile).
-Quirino Award for Best Ibero-American Video Game Animation: ‘Greak: Memories of Azur’. Developed by Navegante Entertainment (Mexico, co-production with Argentina, Ecuador, Venezuela).
-Quirino Award for Best Visual Development of an Ibero-American Animation Work: ‘Bestia’. Produced by Trébol 3 Producciones, co-production with Maleza Estudio (Chile).
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-Quirino Award for Best Animation Design of an Ibero-American Animation Work: ‘Frankelda’s Hidden Scares – Season 1’. Produced by Cinema Fantasma (Mexico).
-Quirino Award for Best Sound Design and Original Music for an Ibero-American Animation Work: ‘Bob Cuspe – Nós Não Gostamos De Gente’. Produced by Coala Filmes, Cup Filmes (Brazil).
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