[ Presentation ]
The Quirino Awards are born out of the necessity of an award that recognizes the talent of the Ibero-American animation industry, generating links and networks between both sides of the ocean.
Therefore, the event will reunite 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.
The bases for an Ibero-American animation market where works can circulate will be established. Through this, an Ibero-American co-production forum will be generated parallel to the celebration of the awards.
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.