Be there! exhibits its best of 2014 films at the Half-Minute comics exhibition of Thessaloniki.
After the fourth year of the Be there! Corfu Animation Festival that took place at Corfu from 16 until 19 October 2014, it is time for Thessaloniki!
Be there! Corfu Animation Festival continues successfully its cooperation with festivals and screenings and has the pleasure to be part of the 13thComic and Board Games Exhibition of Thessaloniki, called "Miso Lepto" on November 24th for the first time.
At the same time, it inaugurates a program of screening the best movies of the 4th Be There! Festival which includes the movies Le sens du toucher by Jean-Charles Mbotti Malolo (France/Switzerland 2014, Grand Prix), Canuck Black by Rebecca Archer (UK, 2014, best graduation film) My Stuffed Granny by Effie Pappa (UK/Greece, 2014, Best Greek graduation film) as well as other movies chosen by the festival's organizing team.
The 13thComic and Board Games Exhibition of Thessaloniki "Miso Lepto" (Thursday 20th-Friday 23rd of November) will take place at Allatini Dassault room - French Institute of Thessaloniki (Stratu 2A Avenue) and it is the continuation of a very successful institution of Thessaloniki's cultural events that has lasted 12 years so far.
During this exhibition there will be tributes to the First World War as well as battle tournaments inspired by Game of Thrones.
The best animation films of "Be there: Corfu Animation festival" 2014 will be screened on Monday, November 24th (free entrance), in the presence of the artistic director Vassilis Kroustallis..
The film lineup:
BEST OF Be there! Corfu Animation Festival 2014
1. Trailer 2014 (30'')
Nikos Moustakas, Ioanna Logaki
2. The Sense of Touch, Jean-Charles Mbotti Malolo (FRANCE/SWITZERLAND, 2014), 14' 30''
Drawing on paper
Chloé and Louis are secretly in love with each other. Every word is a move, everysentence is a choreography. Louis finally invites Chloé at his place for dinner, and lether in with kittens she found on the way, despite he is allergic to fur. Throughout thedinner, Louis’s dark side starts to show...
Director: Jean-Charles Mbotti Malolo
Producer: Corinnes Destombes And Jacques-Rémy Girerd (Folimage) + Nicolas Burlet (Nadasdy)
Storyboard, Artistic Direction: Jean-Charles Mbotti Malolo
Animation: Guillaume Lorin, Suzanne Seidel, Jean-Charles Mbotti Malolo
Editing: Pauline Coudurier, Hervé Guichard
3. Dinosaurs, Dao Thi Thuy Linh (CZECH REPUBLIC, 2013), 5' 19''
2D Computer animation
Α short animation about dinosaurs, people, life etc. A girl raises a small dinosaur and they meet various events.
Director: Dao Thi Thuy Linh
Producer: Faculty of multimedia communications, Tomas Bata University
Storyboard-Animation-Editing:Dao Thi Thuy Linh
Music: Gilda Garcia
4. Blackwood - How to Write a Blackwood Article, Csaba Gellár (HUNGARY, 2013), 6' 36'
2D computer animation
Blackwood - How to Write a Blackwood Article
Director: Csaba Gellár
Producer: József Fülöp
Storyboard, Artistic Direction: Csaba Gellár
Animation: Katalin Móré, Csaba Gellár
Music: Ferenc Kisvári
Editing: Judit Czakó
5. The Waterbearer, Kim Noce (UK, 2014), 3' 10''
2D computer animation, Cut-out animation
Young Mr Stone meets engineer Mr Latham and together they come up with a marvellous plan to bring water to everyones home in the Itchen valley which still exists to this day.
Storyboard, ArtisticDirection, Animation, Graphics: KimNoce
6. The Old People Museum, Adam Schachner (CANADA, 2014), 4' 53"
In a museum displaying old people, the old people are lonely even as they are surrounded by insincere and uncaring visitors who observe them. After the museum closes for the night, a robber steals the museum's prize possession, a 104 year old woman.
Director: Adam Schachner
Producer: Adam Schachner
Storyboard-Animation-Editing: Adam Schachner
Music: Andrei-Liviu Balan
7. Si Lunchai, Hannes Rall (GERMANY/SINGAPORE, 2014), 8' 36''
The poor yet smart trickster Si Lunchai triumphs over the cruel king. An adaptation of an Indonesian legend, inspired by the style of the Southeast Asian shadow puppet plays 'Wayang Kulit'.
Director: Hannes Rall (Agent: Markus Kaatsch, aug&ohr medien)
Producer: Hannes Rall (Agent: Markus Kaatsch, aug&ohr medien), Seah Hock Soon
Storyboard: Daniel Keith Jernigan
Animation: Lim Wie Ren Darren, Low Zi Rong
Music: Jeremy Goh
8. The Key, Shaun Clark & Kim Noce (UK, 2014), 7'
2D computer animation, Cut-out animation, Drawing on paper, Pixilation, Rotoscope
When the residents awake to find the key missing to the Town gate frustration soonsets in. Only this key is happy to be lost and keen to show some things should not befound.
Director: Shaun Clark & Kim Noce
Producer: Margaret Cheal
Storyboard, Artistic Direction, Animation, Graphics: Shaun Clark & Kim Noce
Music: Alex Harwood
Editing: Benjamin Gerstein
9. Canuck Black, Rebecca Archer (UK, 2014), 9' 44''
Best Graduation Short, Be there! CorfuAnimationFestival 2014
In a shadowy interrogation room, a homicide file lies open in front of two frustrated cops. Behind a one way mirror sits their main suspect, a hulking black bear named Canuck Black. A murder mystery with an eloquent and engaging protagonist, 'Canuck Black' questions animal liberation and how we determine our identity.
Director: Rebecca Archer
Producer: Charlotte Campbell
Storyboard: Justin Quinlann
Artistic Director: Andrew Tilhoo
Animation: Rebecca Archer Rebecca Balint, Morgan Davies, Svetlana Simanenkova
Music: Dave Pearce
Editing: Yann Heckmann
10. Moskina, Beatriz Herrera Carrillo (MEXICO, 2013), 4' 46''
2D Computer, Drawing on paper
Ponkina, a little girl, is drawing when suddenly a fly comes close. Ponkina hits thefly, returns to draw and soon falls asleep. When she wakes up, she discovers she haswings and gets happy, but she does not know what is about to happen.
Director: Beatriz Herrera Carrillo
Producer: Javier Ángeles
Storyboard, Artistic Direction, Graphics: Beatriz Herrera Carrillo
Animation: Beatriz Herrera Carrillo, Luis Vázquez & René Delgado
Music: Nikolas Sunde
Editing: Javier Ángeles
Associate Producers: Manuel Gálvez & Iván Espinosa
Manager-Contact: Fabiola Cabrera
11. Office Kingdom, Salvatore Centoducati, Eleonora Bertolucci, Ruben Pirito & Giulio De Toma (ITALY, 2013), 7'
3D Computer animation
In a quiet office a customer is waiting for the approval of his practice, but for the clerk who helps him it will not be so simple to get the right stamp.
Directors: SalvatoreCentoducati, EleonoraBertolucci, RubenPirito, GiulioDeToma
Producer: Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia, National School of Cinema Dip.Animazione Torino
Storyboard-Editing: Salvatore Centoducati
Artistic Direction-Animation: Salvatore Centoducati, Eleonora Bertolucci, Ruben Pirito, Giulio De Toma
Music: Fulvio Chiara
12. My Stuffed Granny, Effie Pappa (UK/GREECE, 2014) 9' 22''
Best Greek Graduation Short, Be there! Corfu Animation Festival 2014
Little Sofia loves her grumpy granny: even though she is always hungry and eats what little food they can buy. Her pension is the only thing keeping her and her father alive. To what extremes will they go to once granny is no more?
Animation: EffiePappa, JohnZhongas
VFXSupervisor: RamK. Tripathi
Total duration: 81' 26''