EN - The life of a scruffy, banished homeless man is enlightened by the arrival of a very unexpected visitor.

NL - De ontroerende vriendschap tussen een dronken zwerver en een buitenaards beest. De eenzaamheid van een haveloze, door de maatschappij uitgespuwde landloper wordt verlicht door een wel heel onverwachte bezoeker.

FR - L'émouvante amitié d'un clochard ivre et d'un animal extra-terrestre.


Title Beast!
Original title Beest!
Original language English
Status Completed
Production Majority Flemish
Category Shorts , Animation
Genre drama
Year 2016
World première / first public presentation 2016-02-11


Cast Marc 'Moon' van Overmeir, Darren Roebuck
Editing Ewin Ryckaert
Sound Senjan Jansen
Music Ruben De Gheselle

Technical specs

Running time film 19'54"
Release format DCP
Colour Colour


Supported by the Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF)


2016: National Competition - Anima Brussels (BE); Short Film Competition - Annecy International Animation Film Festival (FR); Brussels Short Film Festival (BE); Fetival du Film Insolite de Rennes le Chateau (FR); Anibar Kosovo (XK), Animanima (RS), Calgary International Film Festival (CA), Animatou Genève (CH), Sitges International Fantastic Fillm Festival (ES), Anim'est Bucharest (RO), Kaoshiung Film Festival (TW), Anima Mundi (BR), KLIK! Amsterdam (NL), Wiesbaden International Weekend of Animation (DE), Film Festival Oostende (BE), LIAF (UK), Animatou (CH), Internationaal Kortfilmfestival Leuven (BE), Sommets d'Animations Quebec (CA), Cinessonne - Portrait des Jeunesses (Out of competition) (FR), Animateka International Animated Film Festival (SI), Filem'on (BE)


2016: Special Mention Best Belgian Short - Anima (BE); Best Orginal Music for a Short Film - Annecy (FR); Ensor Nomination Best Animation Short at Film Festival Oostende (BE); Winner Outstanding Selection (TW)

Flemish animation present in Annecy

Pieter Coudyzer’s latest animation short Beast! has been selected for the Annecy International Animation Film Festival (13 – 18 June) in France. The programme also includes the absurdist comedy Three Little Ninjas Delivery Service; student film Mahonie; and A Town Called Panic: Back to School, which was co-produced with Flanders.

BeastThe animated short Beast! by Pieter Coudyzer, a production by S.O.I.L., is part of the official Short Film Competition. The 20-minute film shows how the lonely existence of a scruffy homeless man is transformed by the arrival of a very unexpected visitor. It’s not the first time that Coudyzer has been to Annecy: his last short The Wake screened there in 2013.

Published on Friday 18 March 2016

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Short info

Director Pieter Coudyzer
Producers Geert Van Goethem, Linda Sterckx
Writers Pieter Coudyzer

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