Forget the financial crisis in Greece, as the country prepares to not only host the 23rd Annual Society for Animation Studies Conference, March 18-20, 2011, but two animation festivals within a month of each other. The first , which is being held in collaboration with the SAS Conference, is the 6th edition of Animfest Athens, March 17-20, put on by the European Animation Center. The festival, which includes “retrospectives, tributes, master classes, speeches, exhibitions and installations,” is still soliciting entries of of short, student and commissioned films until December 31.
Then there’s the new BE THERE! Corfu Animation Festival, April 7-10, 2011, in Corfu. It is being held in collaboration with Ionian University’s Department of Audio & Visual Art. The festival is accepting entries (short films and graduation films) until January 10, 2011.