The sophomore Be there! Corfu Animation Festival presents its full programme (29 March-1 April 2012), and includes a Jean-François Laguionie retrospective.

The second edtion of Be there! in Corfu, Greece boasts a competition programme of 82 short and graduation films from 32 countries.

Highlights include the Oscar-nominated Sunday/Dimanche (Patrick Doyon, Canada), A morning stroll (Grant Orchard, UK), but also the recently Annecy-selected films Being Bradford Dillman (Emma Burch, UK), Historia de Este (Pascual Perez, Spain) and Chase (Aadrian Lokman, France/Netherlands).

The feature-film competitive programme includes the Oscar-nominated A cat in Paris (Jean-Leloup Felicioli, Alain Gagnol), the raunchy Polish satire George the Hedgehog (Wojtek Wawszczyk, Jakub Tarkowski, Tomasz Leśniak dir.), and the bitter-sweet Colombian film, Fat, Bald, Short Man (Carlos Osuna).

}A retrospective of the French master (Palme D'Or-awarded and student of Paul Grimault) Jean-François Laguionie has been scheduled as well, ranging from his short films to Gwen, le livre de sable and L'ile de Black Mor. Jean-François Laguionie will present a masterclass at the festival on how to prepare for and create a feature-animated film.

 Alex Orrelle, animation director of Yogi Bear (Warner Bros.), and animator at Finding Nemo and The Incredibles will also present how to work an animated scene.

See the festival trailer, designed by Inès Sedan (The man who slept) and Stelios Koupetoris (soundtrack).. Visit the official page for the full programme


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