Stop Motion Rules At 2022 Quirino Awards As ‘Bestia,’ ‘Bob Spit,’ ‘Frankelda’ Top Nominees

This year, 258 qualifying animated works were submitted from the organization’s 18 participating countries. Traditional animation strongholds Brazil and Mexico lead the way with six nominations apiece, matched by Chile, a rising force in the region’s animation sector. Spain follows with five nominations of its own while Argentina and Peru each notched three, Colombia and Uruguay two, and each of Ecuador, Portugal, Dominican Republic, and Venezuela received a single nomination.
Below, the full list of 2022 nominees:
Returning to its Canary Island home of Tenerife, the Quirinos will be held over May 12-14, inviting guests from both sides of the Atlantic to attend. More than a simple awards ceremony, the Quirinos also hosts a Co-Production Forum, a key event on the annual animation calendar for Ibero-American projects looking for partners.
2022 Oscar-nominated short Bestia, directed by Chile’s Hugo Covarrubias, and Bob Spit – We Do Not Like People, from Brazil’s Coala Filmes and director Cesar Cabral, lead the pack with four nominations each. The first season of Frankelda’s Book of Spooks earned three nominations for Mexican producers Cinema Fantasma, and Peruvian box office hit Ainbo Spirit of the Amazon, which grossed nearly million worldwide according to Box Office Mojo, notched two nominations.
The Ibero-American Animation Quirino Awards have unveiled the nominees for this year’s fifth edition, honoring the best in animation from Spain, Portugal, and Latin America.

Quirino Award for the Best Ibero-American Animation Feature Film

  • Ainbo Spirit of the Amazon, directed by Jose Zelada & Richard Claus. Produced by Tunche Films, co-production with Cool Beans (Peru, co-production with Netherlands)
  • Bob Spit – We Do Not Like People, directed by Cesar Cabral. Produced by Coala Filmes, Cup Filmes (Brazil)
  • My Uncle José, directed by Ducca Rios. Produced by Origem Produtora De Conteúdo (Brazil)
  • Valentina, directed by Chelo Loureiro. Produced by Abano, co-production with Antaruxa, Gatoverde, Sparkle Animation (Spain, co-production with Portugal)
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Quirino Award for the Best Ibero-American Animation Series

  • Two Little Birds – S1, directed by Alfredo Soderguit & Alejo Schettini. Produced by Palermo Estudio, Can Can Club, Señal Colombia (Uruguay, Argentina, Colombia)
  • Frankelda’s Book of Spooks – S1, directed by Roy Ambriz & Arturo Ambriz. Produced by Cinema Fantasma (Mexico)
  • Zander – S1, directed by Enrique Ortega. Produced by Tres Tercios Producciones, co-production with Señal Colombia, with the support of TVN, financed by CNTV (Chile, co-production with Colombia)

Quirino Award for the Best Ibero-American Animation Short Film

  • Bestia, directed by Hugo Covarrubias. Produced by Trebol 3 Producciones, co-production with Maleza Estudio (Chile)
  • Leopoldo From the Bar, directed by Diego Porral. Produced by Joaquín Garralda (Spain)
  • Uncle, directed by Juan J. Medina. Produced by Outik Animation (Mexico)
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Quirino Award for the Best Ibero-American Animation School Short Film

  • Abril, directed by Sofia Caponnetto & Eliana Fernández. Universidad Ort Uruguay (Uruguay)
  • Crimson Tears, directed by Íñigo Álvarez & Antonio García Tardón. U-Tad Centro Universitario de Tecnología y Arte Digital (Spain)
  • Flies Only Live One Day, directed by Mauro Luis López. Master en Animación UPV (Spain)

Quirino Award for the Best Ibero-American Animation Commissioned Film

  • #binarygendernorm: Girls, directed by Bernardita Ojeda & Cristián Freire. Produced by Pájaro (Chile)
  • Day of the Dead, directed by Paulo Garcia. Produced by Zombie Studio (Brazil, co-production with Mexico, Argentina)
  • Las Mariposas: How Three Sisters Defied a Dictator, directed by Tomás Pichardo. Produced by TEDed (Dominican Republic)

Quirino Award for the Best Ibero-American Animation for Video Game

  • Arrog, Developed by Hermanos Magia, Leap Game Studios (Peru)
  • Greak: Memories of Azur, Developed by Navegante Entertainment (Mexico, co-production with Argentina, Ecuador, Venezuela)
  • Narita Boy, Developed by Studio Koba (Spain)

Quirino Award for the Best Visual Development of Ibero-American Animation Work

  • Bestia, Produced by Trebol 3 Producciones, co-production with Maleza Estudio (Chile)
  • Bob Spit – We Do Not Like People, Produced by Coala Filmes, Cup Filmes (Brazil)
  • Frankelda’s Book of Spooks – S1, Produced by Cinema Fantasma (Mexico)
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Quirino Award for the Best Animation Design of Ibero-American Animation Work

  • Bestia, Produced by Trebol 3 Producciones, co-production with Maleza Estudio (Chile)
  • Bob Spit – We Do Not Like People, Produced by Coala Filmes, Cup Filmes (Brazil)
  • Frankelda’s Book of Spooks – S1, Produced by Cinema Fantasma (Mexico)

Quirio Award for the Best Sound Design and Original Music of Ibero-American Animacion Work

  • Ainbo Spirit of the Amazon, Produced by Tunche Films, co-production with Cool Beans (Peru, co-production with Netherlands)
  • Bestia, Produced by Trebol 3 Producciones, co-production with Maleza Estudio (Chile)
  • Bob Spit – We Do Not Like People, Produced by Coala Filmes, Cup Filmes (Brazil)
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