Saturday 31 2:00 - 4:30pm

Get Animated Workshop

Come and learn the skills of animation in this hands-on workshop led by the Platform Film Collective. A fun and exciting introduction to the basics of stop-frame animation for all ages. A DVD copy of the end result will be made available for all who take part.

Saturday 31 2:00 - 4:30pm

Horror Gore Workshop

Blood gore and a whole lot more, find out how movie make-up artists transform actors into dismembered zombies

Saturday 31 5:30 - 6:45pm


Stop the Motion I Want to Get Off

A rollercoaster ride of the latest animation talent, from the playfully neurotic hand drawn Tales of Mere Existence (pictured) to the slick, cool Coldcut video True Skool. Buckle up for Richard Fenwick's dizzying Safety Procedures, instructions you don't want to hear when your plane is going down, and the brief, but very delightful The Art of Disappearing Up One's Own Arse by local animator Sally Stevens.

Saturday 31 7:30 - 10:00pm


The Coconut Revolution (PG)

Director: Dom Rotheroe. UK 2000 50 mins

This is an incredible modern-day story of a native peoples' victory over Western globalization. Sick of seeing their environment ruined and their people exploited by the Panguna Mine, the Pacific island of Bougainville rose up against the giant mining corporation, Rio Tinto Zinc.

The newly formed Bougainville Revolutionary Army began fighting with bows and arrows and sticks and stones against a heavily armed adversary. In an attempt to put down the rebellion the Papua New Guinean Army swiftly established a gunboat blockade around the island.

But with no shipments allowed in or out, how did new electricity networks spring up on the island? And how were the people of Bougainville able to drive around the island without any source of petrol or diesel?

Watch as the world's first eco-revolution unfolds within the blockade. A David and Goliath story for the 21st century.

A multi-award winning documentary

We hope that the director, Dom Rotheroe (Sarajevo Diary, My Brother Tom) will be present for a discussion after the screening.

Sunday 1st April 11:00am - 1:30 pm

Stage Fighting Workshop

Ever wondered how Johnny, Orlando and Keira get away with it? Learn how in this stage fighting workshop on unarmed combat with Cambridge's Peregrine Theatre Workshop. Places are limited so book early for convincing uppercuts.

Sunday 1 April 2:30 - 4:00pm


Urban Extremes

A full continental array of short films depicting the unexpurged truth of life in the cities. From Tom Harper's shocking BAFTA nominated tale of fox hunting in the crumbling canal basins and wastelands of inner city London, Cubs (pictured), to We3's Sunny Haze, the breezy flip side of free running in Shrewsbury via the Reuben Sutherlands and the Phoenix Foundations' Hitchcock, a rhapsody of choreographed electric cars, the antidote to the polluted petrol guzzling ways of our 4 x 4 infested roads (and surprisingly made by one man with a digital stills camera). A mix of the best from near and far.

Sunday 1 April 4:30 - 5:45pm

Coming Shortly


An eclectic mix of cutting edge independent shorts - including two award winning films on war and immigration, Before Dawn (winner of the European Short film of the Year) and Even If She Had Been A Criminal, a gut wrenching reworking of archive material; Mini Cine Tuppy, a heart warming documentary about one man's passion for the cinema, and all rounded off with some laugh out loud comedy. And from nearer at home A Royal Obsession from the groovy movie tent at Glastonbury, Dan Brown and Ian Preece's portrait of a Presteigne gent's fascination with the Duke of Windsor along with other locally made shorts of exceptional quality. You will be astounded by the talent that lies on your doorstep. Come and see for yourself.

Sunday 1 April 8:00 - 10:30pm


Transformer began in early 2007 as a creative collaboration between filmmakers and musicians, local and national; exploring the importance and meaning in the relationship between soundtracks and the moving image. The end result; a set of exciting and exhilarating live performances by five musical acts performing original soundtracks to five original shorts. A supercharged evening concluding the 2007 Offline Film Festival, guaranteed to make us look and listen to films as never before.

Voyeur Beware

Offline is taking over the disused windows of Ludlow's dark winding streets. Linger by dusty doorways and you might encounter our interactive installation by local and national filmmakers running for the duration of the Offline Film Festival.

Prices range from £5 for workshops, £3 (£2 concessions) for shorts programmes, and £5 for other events. Or you can get all the screenings and events for a special price of £13 (£10 concessions). This excludes the workshops where spaces are limited so book early.

Offline, Borderlines first fringe film festival by young people and for young people, was programmed by Mily Langworth, Laurence Moore, Joe Morgan, Flynn Murray and Emily Tuke. Offline logo designed by Joe Morgan.

Offline is funded by Shropshire Festivals and the National Lottery's Awards for All programme.

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