World Festival of Animated Film /
short and feature edition 4 to 9 June 2018
World Festival of Animated Film / short and feature edition 4 to 9 June 2018
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Wildebeest / Wildebeest

Grand Competition Short Film 4


Wildebeest / Wildebeest

Nicola Keppens, Matthias Phlips

Belgium / 2017 / 19' 8''


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Wednesday, 06. 06.,
Tuškanac Cinema, 11:00 h
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Thursday, 07. 06.,
Europa Cinema, 20:00 h


Going on a safari is a dream for many. For middle-aged couple Linda and Troyer, it turns into a horribly real adventure when they get left behind in the wilderness.

Nicola Keppens

Nicolas Keppens (Aalst, 1989) graduated in 2012 at KASK / School of Arts Ghent with the short animation film Superstars. After his animation studies at KASK he studied at the film academy of Luca School of Arts in Brussels. Apart from his own projects, Nicolas works as production manager for Studio Hans Op de Beeck, where he is responsible for the production, animation and editing of different projects. In 2017, he co-directed and wrote the animation short Wildebeest, which was screened on many international festivals, such as Fantoche, Anifest, Encounters, Anima Mundi, and was shortlisted for the European Film Awards.


Matthias Phlips

Matthias Phlips (Aalst, 1982), a.k.a. MAT, studied Graphic Design at Luca School of Arts in Ghent. After graduating, Matthias started working as a graphic designer in Ghent, while developing his career as an illustrator and cartoonist. He has published two books, Daniël van Dicht and Vet boek van Sharon, and does commissioned work for De Standaard (DS weekblad) and NRC Handelsblad among others. Currently MAT is working on a new book.



Nicola Keppens, Matthias Phlips


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