Monique Renault, Greece in animation: Highlights of the 3rd Be there! Corfu Animation Festival

 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.



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