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Off the Beaten Track

Cert (15)*

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.

Hi Stranger
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)

Forgotten Reason
Dir: Peter Larsson (Sweden / 2016 / 13 mins) *

Call of Cuteness
Dir: Brenda Lien (Germany / 2016 / 4 mins) *

Play Boys 
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) *

Lazy Daze
Dir: Brian Smee (USA / 2016 / 4 mins)

Bloop’s Birthday
Dir: Julian Glander (USA / 2016 / 3 mins) *

Total running time: 70 mins

*UK premieres

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.


Date :
April 7, 2017 @ 6:40 pm - 8:00 pm
Event Category:
Event Tags:
animation, short films, shorts competition
This event was part of Flatpack 11


The Electric Cinema – Screen 2
47-49 Station St
Birmingham, B5 4DY United Kingdom
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* A limited number of tickets MAY be available on the day. If available, tickets will be released at the venue box office 10 minutes before the start time.

This event is free with a Flatpass