This 12 months’s sixth version of the Ibero-American Animation Quirino Awards was held within the Canary Island metropolis of Tenerife over the weekend and strengthened the truth that Portugal is experiencing a golden age of animation. Portuguese productions took dwelling finest characteristic, finest quick, and finest visible improvement on the night time, making a robust assertion concerning the state of the nation’s business.
This 12 months’s high characteristic honor went to José Miguel Ribeiro’s Nayola, produced by Praça Movies in Portugal. The characteristic, tailored from Eduardo Agualusa’s play A Caixa Preta, tells the story of three generations of Angolan ladies and the way their lives had been affected by the Angolan civil struggle. Nayola loved a robust competition run over the previous 12 months after world premiering in competitors at Annecy.
Laura Gonçlavez’s The Rubbish Man continued its spectacular year-long journey by profitable the Quirino for finest quick. Final June, the movie world premiered at Animafest Zareb, the place it gained the gran prix for finest quick in addition to the viewers award. The movie is predicated on interviews that Goncalves carried out with members of the family about her uncle, who was a sanitation employee in France for 3 a long time.
João Gonzalez’s Oscar-nominated quick Ice Retailers was one other Portuguese winner on the Qurino’s, taking dwelling the award for finest visible improvement.
Sticking to the Iberian Peninsula, Silvia Cortés’ Jasmine & Jambo was chosen because the 12 months’s finest Ibero-American animated sequence. The present explains to its preschool viewers musical ideas in a enjoyable and easy-to-understand method. It’s produced by Teidees Audiovisuals in co-production with broadcaster TV3 and has already been distributed in 10 different territories.
Different award-winners on the night time included Keila Cepeda’s Chimborazo (faculty quick); Facundo Quiroga, Juan Nadalino, and Sebastián García’s This Canine Appears Bizarre (commissioned movie); Herobeat Studios’ Endling – Extinction is Perpetually (online game); Juan Pablo Zaramella’s Passenger (animation design); and David Doutel and Vasco Sá’s Garrano (sound design and unique music).
This 12 months’s Quirino jury included Andrea Fernández, Julio Bonet, Risa Cohen, Robert Jaszczurowski, and Simón Wilches-Castro.
Along with celebrating the 12 months’s finest Ibero-American animation, the awards additionally paid tribute to Claudio Biern Boyd, a legend in Spanish animation who created era-defining sequence in Spain reminiscent of The World of David the Gnome, Dogtanian and the Three Muskahounds, and Across the World with Willy Fog.
2023 Quirino Award Winners
- Nayola, José Miguel Ribeiro (Portugal, Belgium, France, Netherlands)
- Jasmine & Gambo S1, Silvia Cortés (Spain)
- The Rubbish Man, Laura Gonçalves (Portugal)
Animation College Quick
- Chimborazo, Keila Cepeda (Spain)
- This Canine Appears Bizarre, Facundo Quiroga, Juan Nadalino, Sebastián García (Argentina)
- Endling – Extinction is Perpetually, Herobeat Studios (Spain)
- Ice Retailers, João Gonzalez (Portugal, France, U.Ok.)
- Passenger, Juan Pablo Zaramella (Argentina)
Sound Design and Unique Music
- Garrano, David Doutel, Vasco Sá (Portugal, Lithuania)