Years running: 11 (since 2010)

Be There!

Corfu animation festival.


Be there! Corfu Animation Festival aims to promote an international and creative animation event that will be the meeting point of respective animation artists. It encourages collaboration and the communication of ideas, while at the same time acts as a cultural and educational vehicle for spectators of all ages and backgrounds. It is organized by Great Events, and invites in its competitive programmes works with a substantial amount of frame by frame animation film (made for cinema, TV or the Internet).

Three distinct competitive programmes:

  • Short films,
  • Graduation films,
  • Feature films.


Short films:

  • Grand prize
  • Jury prize
  • Prize for best music in film

Short Films for Children

  • Best Short Film for Children
  • Special Mention for a Children's Film

Graduation films:

  • Best prize
  • Special mention

Feature films:

  • Best feature films
  • The juries have to confer all of the above awards, and cannot award further awards

Awarded by the audience


  • Films completed after 1st January 2015.
  • The running time of a film can range from a few seconds up to 40 minutes (short films & graduation films), and over 40 minutes (for feature-length films).
  • The festival makes no distinction between animation formats, genres or geographic origin of the film.
  • Fillms submitted at Be there! festival may have been previously shown at other animation festivals in Greece or internationally. This should be indicated in the entry form.
  • Each invidividual artist, animation studio/production company can submit up to 5 (five) films for consideration to each of the competitive sections.
  • In the Short Films for Children competition, TV productions (series, specials) are not eligible.
  • A film can be submitted either in the Short Films or Short Films for Children competition or in both competitions. If selected, the film will only be screened in only one of the competitionprogrammes.
  • A Student/Graduation film, as well as a Feature film can only be submitted in the appropriate categories (Student/Graduation films, Feature films respectively).

For a valid film submission, please ensure that all the conditions below are met in the (online submission form):

  • Film data 
  • A short biography (7 lines maximum) and director(s) filmography
  • For films with dialogue or commentary in language other than Greek, provide an external subtitle file (i.e. srt, sub/idx, timecoded txt ) containing the dialogue list in English (original language or translation).
  • 3 film photos (300 DPI, minimum 10 cm x 15cm), and the photo of the director(s)

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers





Official website



Be There! Corfu Animation Festival,
PO Box 288, Corfu 49100,
Greece (attn. V. Kroustallis).


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Dates & Deadlines
  • Deadline
    December 21, 2016
  • Event dates
    2 April 2016 — 29 March 2017
Categories & Fees

Short Films (under 40 minutes).

  • Deadline — free

Animations (over 40 minutes).

  • Deadline — free

up to 40 minutes

  • Deadline — free
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