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Great Events - Be There! Corfu Animation Festival

29 March to 1 April

Orpheus Cinema and other selected venues in the town of Corfu

The international animation festival of Corfu, Be there! Corfu Animation Festival, inaugurated last April comes back in March 2012 for its second edition. Make sure you’ll be there!

Be there! Corfu Animation Festival, the most fervent supporter of the art of animation in Corfu, is already in search of new material and ideas. Be there! travels around the world collecting experiences and images from international Greek and foreign festivals, preparing to surprise its audience, this coming March, with screenings of films as spectacular as last year’s “Chico and Rita” and “The Goat and the Well”, which have also won awards in various international festivals.

Moreover, Be there! Corfu Animation Festival in its attempt to encourage the participation of both budding and experienced animators and to follow the model of esteemed European festivals decided to add to its competitive section feature films. This brings an actual innovation in the world of Greek animation festivals and at the same time gives to the Be there! audience the opportunity to be the first to watch award nominated films of great European and international festivals.

The renewed team of Be there! Corfu Animation Festival works feverishly since last April to discover new short and feature films, film retrospectives and animation schools. This year Be there! has also developed partnerships with other international animation festivals and will proudly present to its audience original tributes and retrospectives, Oscar and other award winning films, as well as nationwide film premieres.

Be there! Corfu Animation Festival 2012 attaches great importance to its two competitive sections (Short films in competition and Graduation films in competition), to the workshops addressed to Ionian University students, professionals and animation amateurs, as well as to the rather successful and students’ favorite, Kids, Be there! which provides seminars to children of all school classes.

Time flew so quickly and here we are going back to Corfu and getting prepared for the 29th March 2012 when the celebration will begin.

The new partnerships of Be there! with two world-widely esteemed animation festivals, the Czech “AniFest” and the Portuguese “Cinanima”, will bring many guests, artists and new friends to this second edition of Be there!. Thanks to the valuable contribution of volunteers, this year, Be there! promises to its audience even more breathtaking moments.

This spectacular celebration of the art of animation, Be there! 2012, a festival with a purely artistic, entertaining and educative approach, will take place from 29 March to 1 April in Corfu.

Be there! Corfu Animation Festival is still open to submissions of short and feature films by animators wishing to take part to the competitive section until January 10th 2012. The festival would also like to warmly thank those who have already supported and honored it with their participation.

Beginning from today and until the 26th January Be there! invites animators from the whole world to submit their feature films.

If you are interested in further information you can visit the festival’s website www.betherefest.gr.

The organization of Be there! Corfu Animation Festival will be carried out by the event planning agency Great Events.

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