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Bob Couspe wins the Quirino Award for Best Animated Film

Nominated in the same category as “Valentina”, a Spanish-Portuguese co-production by Spaniard Chelo Laurero, with the exception of “Bob Cuspe – We Don’t Like People”, this year was Best Animated Film. Won, as well as Jose Zelada and Richard Claus’s Ainbo la Guerrera del Amazonas, a co-production between Peru and the Netherlands, and the Brazilian film Meu Tio Jose by Duca Ríos.

“Bob Cuspe – Nos Nao Seguimos de Gente” is a post-apocalyptic “road movie” starring a character from 1980s Brazilian “underground” culture, created by cartoonist Angeli, whose film is named after him.

The feature film also won the awards for Best Sound and Best Original Soundtrack for an Ibero-American Animated Film.

“Bestia”, directed by Hugo Covarrubias, won the award for Best Animated Short Film at the awards ceremony held on Saturday at the Lil Theater in San Cristóbal de la Laguna, Tenerife.

“Short” is based on the story of a secret policeman during the military dictatorship in Chile and is inspired by true events.

The winners were selected by a jury composed of Sebastian Debertin (Kekay, Germany), Magdila Hermida Duhamel (Animation, LatinX in the US), Zofia Jarozuk (Animoon, Poland), Kenneth Ladecjor (Sun Creature Studio, Denmark) and Hernan La duration . . . Greka (Creative and Content Director, USA).

The fifth edition of the award saw 19 works from 12 countries compete in nine categories: Feature Films, Series, Short Films, School Short Films, On-Demand Production, Video Game Animation, Sound Design and Original Music, Visual Development and Animation Design. . ,

The Quirino Awards were created in 2018 to recognize the production of those working in Iberoamerican animated cinema on both sides of the Atlantic.

More than 20 countries, including Portugal, participated in the creation of these awards, named in honor of the Italian-Argentinian director Quirino Cristiani.

Also read: Joao Gonzalez takes a film to Cannes that explores the potential of animation

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