Quirino Awards Unveil Finalists For 4th Edition

Quirino finalists 2021

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The Ibero-American Animation Quirino Awards have revealed the finalists for their fourth edition. The awards, which honor animation from Spain, Portugal, and Latin America, will be held on May 29 in the Spanish city of La Laguna, on the island of Tenerife.

The 265 submitted works have been whittled down to 24 finalists across nine categories. The Spanish sci-fi short Wayback, directed by Carlos Salgado, has the most nominations of any work: three in all. Several works picked up two nominations: Alberto Vázquez’s Annecy-winning short Homeless Home, Germán Acuña’s feature Nahuel and the Magic Book, Alexandra Ramires’s short Tie, and Bernardita Ojeda’s series Petit, which has been nominated for an International Emmy.

Spain, which submitted more projects than any other country, leads the nominations with 11. Mexico and Argentina come next (6 each), with Mexico accounting for three of the four finalists for best feature. Another notable finalist is Memories for Sale, which is up for best school short: it is the first work from Costa Rica ever to get to this stage at the Quirinos.

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