Birmingham’s Flatpack Festival: exploring the wild frontier of film

Flatpack Festival is back again from 23-27 March showcasing the work of up and coming filmmakers and building its reputation as one of the UK’s most interesting and eclectic film events.

This year’s festival features a vintage mobile cinema, live scores, animations, short indie films and a tribute to Birmingham-born film archivist Iris Barry, one of the first female film critics and curator of film at M.o.M.A.

For a taste of what the festival might hold, check out the great short films on 7 Inch Cinema blog, featuring shorts like this hilarious gem from London collective This Is It.

Bad Things That Could Happen (Warning: Film contains large props & costumes)

Bad Things That Could Happen from This Is It on Vimeo.

Organisers of Flatpack Festival are currently calling for volunteers. Applications close Monday 7 February.


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3 Responses to Birmingham’s Flatpack Festival: exploring the wild frontier of film

  1. Tess says:

    I was first attracted to this post as I misread Flatpack, for flapjack. However, once I got over my initial disappointment, I very much enjoyed this quick preview of the festival and the video was very cool.

  2. Dan says:

    Funny you should mention that Tess – we’re doing a feature on flapjacks in the coming weeks!!**

    Cool festival though eh? I think a weekend away to Brum is in my future.

    **May not actually be a feature. I may just eat a lot of flapjacks in the coming weeks…

  3. We sell flapjack too! Come on down.

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