Monique Renault visits Greece and Be there! Corfu Animation Festival. Thematic tributes to the present and past of Greece, and Argentina participation in the 2013 festival edition.

 The 3rd edition of Be there! Corfu Animation Festival (Greece) boasts 81 films in its competitive programme, and a series of talents.

The Golden Bear-awarded French/Dutch artist Monique Renault, known for her personal touch on women's subjects and her own visual style visits the festival for a work retrospective.

The Argentinians Ines Sedan (The Man who Slept) and Patricio Plaza (co-creator of L' Empleo) are among the guests to talk on the Latin American style and prospects of animation.

The thematic tribute  Greece, animated: Portrait of a country presents works by Barry Purves, Raoul Servais, Arnold Burovs and more contemporary works on the past and present myths of the country.

On a different note, the 10 films for the 21st century tribute includes characteristics works from 2000-2012 by Steven Woloshen, Koji Yamamura, Tomek Baginski.

4 feature films in the competitive programme:

  • Daddy I'm a Zombie (Ricardo Ramón and Juan Esposito, Spain)  [review]
  • The Apostle (Fernando Cortizo, Spain) [review]
  • Selkirk the Real Robinson Crusoe (Walter Tournier, Uruguay) [review]
  • It's such a beautiful day (Don Hertzfeldt, US) [review]

The short programme feature Franck Dion's Edmond was a Donkey, Michaela Pavlatova's Tram and Emma De Swaef & Marc James Roels', Oh, Willy...

See the complete festival programme. Be there! Corfu Animation Festival runs from 4-7 April 2013.