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The Second Quirino Awards Winners Announced

April 9 saw the second edition of the Ibero-American Animation Quirino Awards. The event was established to recognise the best in animation from the Spanish and Portuguese speaking world. The winners were picked from the Jury from 244 submissions from 16 countries. The ceremony took place as part of the Quirino Conference and co-production forum in Tenerife, in the Spanish Canary Islands.

The best feature film award went to Colombia's Tropical Virus from director Santiago Caicedo. Jorel's Brother from Brazilian Juliano Enrico was named Best Series, and Brazilian/French co-production Gauxuma won in the short category.

The full list of winners can be seen below.


Best Feature Film: 

Tropical Virus, directed by Santiago Caicedo. Based on the comic novel of Power Paola, and produced by Timbo Studio (Colombia)

Best Series: 

Jorel’s Brother - Be Broccoli! directed by Juliano Enrico. Produced by Copa Studio (Brazil)

Best Short Film: 

Guaxuma, directed by Nara Normande. Produced by Vilarejo Filmes, Les Valseurs (Brazil, in co-production with France)

Best School Short Film:

 Patchwork, directed by María Manero Muro. Universidad Politècnica de Valencia (Spain)

Best Animation Commissioned Film: 

The Amazing Story of the Man Who Could Fly and Didn’t Know How directed by Manuel Rubio. Produced by Hiru Animation, Afterlife (Spain) 

Best Animation Innovative Work: 

Belisario – The Little Big Hero of the Cosmos, directed by Hernan Moyano. Produced by Planetario Ciudad De La Plata (Argentina) 

Best Visual Development Animation Work: 

The Wolf House. Produced by Diluvio, Globo Rojo (Chile) 

Best Animation Design:

Port Paper (second season) – The Lives of Others. Produced by Zumbastico Studios, Gloob, Señal Colombia, Pakapaka (Chile, in co-production with Brazil, Colombia and Argentina) 

Best Sound and Original Music: 

Black is Beltza. Produced by Black is Beltza A.I.E., Talka Records, Set Màgic Audiovisual (Spain)