IBERO-AMERICAN ANIMATION QUIRINO AWARDS
IBERO-AMERICAN ANIMATION QUIRINO AWARDS
LA LIGA PRESENTATION + PITCH OLIVIA AND THE SHADOWS PROJECT
Monday, May 10th at 18:00 UTC / GMT + 1
The Ibero-American Animation Quirino Awards together with Animation! Ventana Sur (Argentina) and Pixelatl Festival (Mexico), joined forces to create La Liga, the Ibero-American Animation League. This alliance responds to the objective shared by the three events to promote the creation and development of audiovisual projects across the region, consolidating collaboration bonds among Ibero-American countries.
The first part will be a talk with the members of the Ibero-American Animation League, in which Silvina Cornillón (Animation! Ventana Sur), José Iñesta (Pixelatl) and Jose Luis Farias (Quirino Awards) will announce news about this alliance of events at the Ibero-American level.
In the second part, Juan Carve from the Uruguayan studio Chucho.tv will present “Olivia and the Shadows”, a feature film project that won the award given by La Liga at Ventana Sur 2020, and which involves its participation in Pixelatl and Premios Quirino with the aim of accelerating its production and promote its internationalization.
10th – 23rd
QUIRINO AWARDS SPECIAL AT RETINA LATINA AND FILMIN
From May 10th to 23rd, the finalists for best school short film and the finalists for best short film of this fourth edition of the Quirino Awards will be available on the Retina Latina and Filmin platforms: “Tie”, directed by Alexandra Ramires and produced by Bando à Parte and Bap Animation Studios, co-production with Providences (Portugal, co-production with France); “Homeless Home”, directed by Alberto Vázquez and produced by Uniko and Autour de Minuit (Spain, co-production with France); “Roberto”, directed and produced by Carmen Córdoba González (Spain); “La Bestia”, directed by Ram Tamez (Mexico), Alfredo Gerard Kuttikatt & Marlijn Van Nuenen. Gobelins l’Ecole de l’Image (France); “Memories for Sale”, directed by Manuel Lopez. Veritas University (Costa Rica); “Le retour des vagues”, directed by Alejandra Guevara Cervera (Mexico), Manon Cansell, Edward Kurchevsky, Francisco Moutinho de Magalhães (Portugal) & Hortense Mariano. Gobelins l’Ecole de l’Image (France).
*Retina Latina is a digital platform for viewing Latin American cinema, of a public nature, free and legal access for citizens of Latin America and the Caribbean, with part of its collection open to the world. The platform is made up of cinematographic entities from Bolivia, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru and Uruguay under the coordination of the Cinematography Directorate of the Ministry of Culture of Colombia. To watch the Quirino special you can register for free at retinalatina.org
*Filmin is an award-winning online cinema and series platform that has been operating in Spain since 2008 and in Portugal since 2016 with the support of MEDIA Creative Europe, being the first company to offer a flat-rate service in Spain. Filmin is currently also available in Mexico through FilminLatino, a platform created in collaboration with IMCINE. The Quirino Awards channel on filmin.es will be free for all its subscribers.
ROUND TABLE ON FINANCING ANIMATION PROJECTS
Martes 11 de mayo a las 17:00 UTC / GMT + 1
Among the activities planned for professionals, and within the commitment of the Quirino Awards to help strengthen and structure the sector, this round table will be organized. Christophe Vidal (deputy general director of Natixis Coficiné), Yago Fandiño (director of children’s content of RTVE), Marta Hernández Calzada (financial director of the production company Tandem Films), and Pato Escala (executive producer of Punkrobot, studio member of the Latin American alliance Los Amigos) will ponder on the different ways of financing animation projects in a talk that will have the participation of Francisco Menéndez Nadal, from WELAW, as moderator.
Christophe Vidal holds a law degree from the Paris II University and the Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Paris. After working for two years at an international law firm in Paris, Christophe Vidal joined the film finance department in 1991. In 1996 he joined Natixis Coficiné (Coficiné) where he is currently the Deputy Chief Executive Officer in charge of international operations, in addition to managing a portfolio of French clients. Coficiné is a credit institution dedicated to film, television and entertainment, leader in Europe present in the US, Canada, Australia and Latin America.
Marta Hernández Calzada, with a Master in Auditing and Management Development and a degree in Business Administration and Management, began her professional career at Deloitte Spain as a financial auditor for IBEX 35 companies. After four years of professional development, she made a leap to the audiovisual sector as financial manager of audiovisual projects. She currently works as financial director for the production company Tandem Films, leading national and international productions of both real image and animation.
Pato Escala is a producer and founding partner of Punkrobot, an animation studio founded in 2010. He has produced the children’s series “Flipos” (2010), “Las aventuras de Muelin y Perlita” (2013), “La leyenda de Zeta y Ozz” (2019), “Guitarra y Tambor” (2020) and the short films “I am little red” and “Historia de un Oso”, the latter winner of more than 60 festivals in the world and recognized with the Academy Award. In 2020, Punkrobot (Chile) together with Hype (Brazil) and Red (Peru), created the alliance “Los Amigos”, animation group focused on the development of high quality animated projects from Latin America to the world. He is founder of the Chilean Association of Animation and academic of the digital animation career in UDLA-Chile.
Yago Fandiño is the Director of Children’s Content at RTVE. Coming from the digital world, where he accumulates more than 14 years of experience in integrated Web/TV projects, he has under his direction children’s productions, interactive developments and children’s co-productions of the Spanish Radio Television Corporation. During his professional career he has worked as editor for online and interactive areas of important audiovisual companies such as Fox Kids Europe and Jetix Entertainment Spain. He specializes in digital strategy and the transmedia approach to children’s entertainment.
Francisco Menéndez. Welaw Consulting is a law firm specializing in entertainment law, especially in Spanish and international audiovisual law.Francisco is an advisor on international audiovisual law, international co-productions and administrative requirements, whether in Latin America, Anglo-Saxon, Europe and/or Asia, always taking into account the respective co-production agreements. He also advises on the legal aspects of the sources of financing of audiovisual projects including the so-called tax shelter and tax rebate structures. On the other hand, Francisco has been academic coordinator of the Master in Management of the Cinematographic Industry at the Carlos III University of Madrid and currently gives lectures at universities and/or film institutes such as the ESCAC of Catalonia.
IBERMEDIA AND SECTORAL ASSOCIATIONS MEETING
Wednesday, May 12th at 16:00 UTC / GMT + 1
Meeting with all the Ibero-American associations of animation production companies and creators and the Technical Unit of the Ibermedia Program.
Participating associations: Animar Cluster, Argentine cluster of animation, VFX and immersive technologies companies; APA, Córdoba Animation Producers Association; Bolivian Animation Network; ABCA, Associação Brasileira de Cinema de Animação; ANIMACHI Chile; GEMA Colombia, Animation Companies Group; Animation Costa Rica; Animation Group of Ecuador; DIBOOS; SAVE; Creative Jalisco; ACDMX, Association of Digital Creatives of Mexico; PIXELATL; Paraguay Animation; Peru Animation, Casa da Animaçao Portugal.
12th – 13th
WORKING TABLES NEW STIMULUS FOR DIGITAL CREATION IBERMEDIA PROGRAM
Thursday May 13th & Friday May 14th
Work tables in which institutions, professionals and training initiatives will talk about their own experience with the production of new technologies and formats in order to make useful proposals, learn from what has worked and has been successful and what has not, to analyze patterns for new possible lines of aid in Ibermedia.
SHORT FILM FINALISTS TALK
Thursday, May 13th at 18:00 UTC / GMT + 1
Interviews with the finalists for the best Ibero-American animation short film: “Tie” directed by Alexandra Ramires and produced by Bando à Parte and Bap Animation Studios, co-production with Providences (Portugal, co-production with France); “Homeless Home” directed by Alberto Vázquez and produced by Uniko and Autour de Minuit (Spain, co-production with France); and “Roberto” directed and produced by Carmen Córdoba González (Spain).
We speak with Alexandra Ramires, director of “Elo”, Alberto Vázquez, director of “Homeless Home” and Carmen Córdoba, director of “Roberto”.
VIDEO GAME FINALISTS TALK
Monday, May 17th at 18:00 UTC / GMT + 1
Talk with the three finalists for best animation for video game: “Adore” by Cadabra Games (Brazil), “GYLT” by Tequila Works (Spain) and “El niño antimatter” by Cosmic Brew Studios (Argentina).
We speak live with Diogo de Barros, director of “Adore” by Cadabra Games, Arturo Paiva, animation director of the video game “GYLT” by Tequila Works, Maximiliano Monzon, director of “El niño antimatter” by Cosmic Brew Studio and Juanma Moreno, Director of Indiemad and Co-Creator of Hidden Level.
ROUND TABLE ON ANIMATION FEATURE FILMS DISTRIBUTION
Martes 18 de mayo a las 17:00 UTC / GMT + 1
Among the activities planned for professionals, and within the commitment of the Quirino Awards to help strengthen and structure the sector, this round table will be organized. Representatives of three international sales agencies will analyze the changes the sector is facing in terms of animation distribution. The activity will be moderated by Silvina Cornillón (Animation! Ventana Sur) nd will feature the participation of Juan Torres (international sales director of Latido Films), Florencia Gasparini (sales executive of Cinema Management Group (CMG) and Antunes João (CEO of Big Picture).
Antunes João is manager of Big Picture Films, a Madrid-based subsidiary of its Lisbon parent company. In Spain, Big Picture Films distributes animated films. Antunes João started in the cinema area at Kodak in Portugal and then he has been for 22 years manager of Lusomundo in Portugal. In 2011 he started with Big Picture in Portugal and in 2017 he started operating in Spain.
Florencia Gasparini s a graduate of the University of Buenos Aires in Image and Sound Design and brought her experience to feature films and short films for which she was awarded in the Official Competition at BAFICI. In 2012 she joined the FilmSharks team in acquisitions and sales of Latin American and Spanish films, for distribution and remake. In 2014 she was featured as “Future Leader” by Screen Daily during the Cannes Film Festival. After working as a sales consultant at Impacto Cine, she moved to Los Angeles to enroll in the Entertainment Business and Administration program at UCLA Extension. Meanwhile, he began working as a procurement intern with AMBI Distribution. She later joined Blue Fox Entertainment as a sales consultant for Latin America and Spain. In April 2019 she joined Cinema Management Group where she currently serves as a sales executive.
Juan Torres is an economist with a degree in Philosophy and a Master in Media Management from the Paris – EUROPE School of Commerce. After several years in acquisitions of independent and commercial cinema for various Spanish distributors, he is currently Director of International Sales of Latido Films, an agency specializing in Latin cinema and responsible for distributing films such as “El secreto de sus ojos”, “Violeta se fue a los cielos”, “El ciudadano ilustre”, “Campeones” and recently “El Hoyo”, the most watched non-English language film in the history of Netflix. He was a sales agent for the films of Paulo Branco (a Franco-Portuguese producer with a record number of selections at the Cannes and Venice Festivals). It was distributed worldwide by Wim Wenders, Paul Auster, Manoel de Oliveira, Christophe Honoré, André Téchiné, Raoul Ruiz, among others. He previously worked for two years at the Marché du Film at the Cannes Film Festival.
Silvina Cornillón is the coordinator of the industry section Animation! of the Latin American Window South Film Market, whose call for projects is made together with the MIFA market of the Annecy Film Festival. As a promoter of animation in the region, Silvina is Latin American Ambassador of the Quirino Awards and one of the creators of the Ibero-American Animation League. She has worked as an animation production company for more than 15 years. He has developed and produced commercials, series and independent shorts that have received international awards and participated in the official competition of prestigious festivals.
19th – 20th
28th – 29th
FORO DE COPRODUCCIÓN Y NEGOCIO
Meeting point for Ibero-American animation professionals that will be held in two phases, a first online and a second on-site in La Laguna. Animation producers, buyers, distributors, TV channels and investors will participate.
Among the participants who have already confirmed their presence for this new edition are Adult Swim, Discovery Kids, Filmin, RTVE, Pakapaka, KiKA, Indie Sales, Toonz Media Group, PGS, Dandelooo, El Reino Infantil andSola Media, among others.
The Quirino Awards Business and Co-production Forum has the collaboration of ICEX, Animation From Spain and PROEXCA.
SERIES FINALISTS TALK
Friday, May 21 at 18:00 UTC / GMT + 1
Interviews with the finalists for the best Ibero-American animation series: “Count on me”, directed by Andrés Lieban & Alessandro Monnerat and produced by 2DLab (Brazil); “Petit 2nd Season”, directed by Bernardita Ojeda, produced by Pájaro co-production with Pakapaka, Señal Colombia and Non Stop (Chile, co-production with Argentina and Colombia); “I, Elvis Riboldi”, directed by Javier Galán & Raphaël Lamarque and produced by Peekaboo Animation, co-production with Watch Next Media, Wuji House, Insomne Animation Studio and Corporació Catalana de Mitjans Audiovisuals (Spain, co-production with France); “The Zurfs”, directed by Alex Cervantes and produced by Hampa Studio and Gallego Bros, co-production with À Punt Mèdia (Spain).
21st – 23rd
FINALIST FEATURE FILMS SCREENING
May Friday 2st1 and Sunday 23rd. Espacio Cultural Aguere. Free entrance, until capacity is completed.
Friday May 21st 18:30-20:00. A Costume for Nicholas
Sunday May 23rd 12:00-13:30. Xico’s Journey
Sunday May 23rd 16:00-17:30. Cranston Academy: Monster Zone
Sunday, May 23rd 18:30-20:00. Nahuel and the Magic Book
FEATURE FILM FINALISTS TALK
Monday, May 24th at 18:00 UTC / GMT + 1
Interviews with the finalists for the best Ibero-American animation feature film: “Xico’s Journey”, directed by Eric Cabello Díaz and produced by Cristina Pineda Antúnez (Mexico); “A Costume for Nicholas”, directed by Eduardo Rivero and produced by Fotosíntesis Media, co-production with Péek Paax (Mexico); “Cranston Academy: Monster Zone”, directed by Leopoldo Aguilar and produced by Ánima (Mexico, co-production with the United Kingdom); and “Nahuel and the Magic Book”, directed by Germán Acuña Delgadillo and produced by Carburadores, co-production with Levante Films and Punkrobot Animation Studio (Chile, co-production with Brazil).
CONCEPT ART FOR ANIMATION AND VIDEO GAMES MASTERCLASS
Wednesday May 26th at 18:00 UTC / GMT + 1. Bellas Artes ULL. Free entrance, until capacity is completed.
Igor Heras had it clear since he had his first comic: she wanted to dedicate herself to the art sector. He began his training in ESDIP, and there he discovered illustration and concept for video games, where he already has more than ten years of experience in the industry. He has worked on projects such as Castlevania Lords of Shadow II, Castlevania Mirror Of Fate and Runaway: A Twist of Fate. He currently runs Monsters Pit Studio, an illustration and concept art studio that offers outsourcing services in concept art, character design, visual development and art direction in the entertainment industries (video games, board games, film, advertising, publishing, etc.). He works with important companies such as Konami, Nintendo, Games Workshop, Social Point and Disney, taking part in the development of projects such as Castlevania Lords of Shadows, Monsters Legends and Toy Story 4. In addition, in the Monsters Pit studio, located in the Esdip facilities, conducts conferences and mentoring actions to students of the Master of Concept Art and Digital Production.
PRESENTATION JUAN PADRÓN
Thursday, May 27th at 16:45 UTC / GMT + 1. Antiguo Convento Santo Domingo. Free entry until full capacity and streaming
Tribute to Cuban illustrator, animator and film director Juan Padrón, creator of classic Ibero-American animations such as “Elpidio Valdés” and “Vampires in Havana”. Silvia Padrón, his daughter, will be in charge of attending the tribute and presenting the initiatives that are being promoted for the conservation of her father’s work, such as the La Manigua Cultural and Creative Center in Havana or the publication of “Mi vida en Cuba”, autobiography that the artist himself drew until the end of his days.
CONCLUSIONS WORKING TABLES NEW STIMULUS FOR DIGITAL CREATION IBERMEDIA PROGRAM
Thursday, May 27th at 17:30 UTC / GMT + 1. Antiguo Convento Santo Domingo. Free entry until full capacity and streaming
Presentation of the conclusions of the working groups of institutions, professionals and training initiatives around the measures for the new stimulus for the digital creation of the Ibermedia Program.
PRESENTATION INDUSTRIAS CULTURALES
Thursday, May 27th at 18:30 UTC / GMT + 1. Antiguo Convento Santo Domingo. Free entry until full capacity and streaming
Presentation of the latest news regarding the grants promoted by Dirección General de Industrias Culturales, Propiedad Intelectual y Cooperación: Ayudas para la Acción y la Promoción Cultural, Ayudas para la Modernización e innovación de las industrias culturales y creativas through digital and technological projects. In addition, this year a new line of grants for video games and digital creation will be announced.
FINALIST SHORT FILMS SCREENING
Friday May 28th at 18:30 UTC / GMT + 1. Espacio Cultural Aguere. Free entrance, until capacity is completed.
“Tie”, directed by Alexandra Ramires and produced by Bando à Parte and Bap Animation Studios, co-production with Providences (Portugal, co-production with France); “Homeless Home”, directed by Alberto Vázquez and produced by Uniko and Autour de Minuit (Spain, co-production with France); “Roberto”, directed and produced by Carmen Córdoba González (Spain); “La Bestia”, directed by Ram Tamez (Mexico), Alfredo Gerard Kuttikatt & Marlijn Van Nuenen. Gobelins l’Ecole de l’Image (France); “Memories for Sale”, directed by Manuel Lopez. Veritas University (Costa Rica); “Le retour des vagues”, directed by Alejandra Guevara Cervera (Mexico), Manon Cansell, Edward Kurchevsky, Francisco Moutinho de Magalhães (Portugal) & Hortense Mariano. Gobelins l’Ecole de l’Image (France).
Saturday May 29th at 18:00 UTC / GMT + 1. Teatro Leal with invitation and streaming.
Awards ceremony for the 4th edition of the Ibero-American Animation Quirino Awards. The winners of the 9 categories will be announced: feature film, series, short film, school short film, animation commissioned film, animation for video game, visual development, animation design and sound design and original music.
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