[ Presentation ]
The Quirino Awards are born out of the necessity of recognizing the talent of the Ibero-American animation industry, generating links and networks between both sides of the ocean.
Therefore, the event gathers the blooming Latin-American industry along with the Portuguese, Andorran and Spanish industries, building a true brotherhood to develop the great market that is Ibero-America together.
Apart from recognizing the best Ibero-American animation works in ten categories, the Quirino Awards is the framework for the Co-Production and Business Forum. One hundred companies from twenty countries participate each year in B2B meetings.
The awards are named in honour of the creator of the first animated feature film; in 1917 Quirino Cristiani directed `El Apóstol´, an Argentinian production where 58.000 drawings in 35 mm were used besides several miniatures.
This is why the Quirino Awards pay homage to the Ibero-American talent and creativity.