Welcome to the kingdom of quirkiness, the world of surreal animation. Here anything can happen: meeting God in the brilliant Wednesday with Goddard; dissecting internet cats in Brenda Lien’s Call of Cuteness; or learning the alphabet in Peter Millard’s brand new piece Six God Alphabet Peter. Also on the menu: body cells playing football, kids playing atomic war and playboys acting tough. Filled with cheeky humour, defying expectations, this eclectic programme shows an impressive diversity of styles and techniques. A refreshing treat for animation lovers that will put a (bemused) smile on your face.
Dir: Kirsten Lepore (USA / 2016 / 3 mins)
Victor & Isolina
Dir: William Caballero (USA / 2016 / 6 mins) *
Let’s Play like it’s 1949
Dir: Janet Perlman (Canada / 2016 / 1 min) *
Six God Alphabet Peter
Dir: Peter Millard (UK / 2016 / 6 mins)
Wednesday with Goddard
Dir: Nicolas Menard (UK, Canada / 2016 / 4 mins)
Dir: Peter Larsson (Sweden / 2016 / 13 mins) *
Call of Cuteness
Dir: Brenda Lien (Germany / 2016 / 4 mins) *
Dir: Vincent Lynen (Belgium / 2016 / 7 mins) *
Dir: Ted Wiggin (USA / 2017 / 3 mins) *
Cell’s Amusement Park
Dir: Li Ang, Cai Caibei (China / 2016 / 4 mins)
Des Résidus Analytiques
Dir: Jon Boutin (France / 2016 / 8 mins) *
Dir: Brian Smee (USA / 2016 / 4 mins)
Dir: Julian Glander (USA / 2016 / 3 mins) *
Total running time: 70 mins
Nicolas Menard and Vincent Lynen will be present at Behind the Camera on Saturday.
With thanks to the support of the Flanders Embassy.
This screening is part of the Short Film Competition, supported by the University of Worcester. You can see all five competition programmes if you pick up a Short Film Pass, and the results will be announced on Sunday evening. Don’t forget to cast your vote for the audience award!
Please note this event contains flashing imagery.