09/04/2019 Chilean talent awarded at the 2019 Quirino Awards

The Quirino Awards were born in 2018 with the goal of promoting and recognizing creativity and talent in the Ibero-American animation industry. During its second edition, 25 productions were chosen, among which Chile was represented by three works that have stood out for their high quality and continued presence at international events.

At the event taking place in Tenerife, Spain, Chile obtained two recognitions. The award for Best Visual Development in an Ibero-American Animation was granted to the feature film La Casa Lobo, directed by Joaquín Cociña and Cristóbal León and produced by Diluvio and Globo Rojo, a piece with a vast international trajectory that premiered at the 2018 Berlinale.

Meanwhile, the award for Best Animation Design in an Ibero-American Animation went to the series Paper Port (Season 2: The life of others), directed by Álvaro Ceppi and produced by Zumbástico Studios, Gloob, Señal Colombia, and Pakapaka (Chile, co-production with Brazil, Colombia, and Argentina, respectively).

The Quirino Awards are named in honor of the creator of the first feature-length animation in history, Italian-Argentinian Quirino Cristiani, who in 1917 directed The Apostle, an Argentine production in which 58,000 handmade drawings were utilized and shot on 35mm film, in addition to several models that represented public buildings and the streets of the city of Buenos Aires.

During the first version of the Quirino Awards, developed in 2018, Chile won two prizes: Best Commissioned Animation for Cantar con sentido, a biography of Violeta Parra by Leonardo Beltrán, and Best Visual Development for Here’s the Plan by Fernanda Frick.

Along with the awards presentation, a Co-Production and Negotiations Forum took place, and event where Lunes Producciones producer José Navarro participated. According to the event website, it seeks to cater to “the need to create ties between companies in order to be able to co-produce, co-develop, and work within Ibero-America.”

“Animation sector representatives from all of Ibero-America got together to find forms of co-production and alliances that will allow these industries to continue improving. We had a meeting with Ibermedia, who is supporting the development and growth of the creative industries in Ibero-America, and we managed to advance new instances of support for the creation and production of animation content,” explained Navarro.


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