Flatpack 7 Competition Winners

At a glittering ceremony last night, the winners of the first ever Flatpack Awards were announced…

FLATPACK SHORT FILM AWARD
Judged by Ravi Amaratunga (Dazed and Confused) and Kier-La Janisse (Blue Sunshine Film Center).
Winner: Feels Like We Only Go Backwards (dir: Becky Sloan & Joseph Pelling)
Honourable Mentions:
Malody (dir: Phillip Barker)
The Pirate of Love (Sara Gunnarsdóttir)

FLATPACK WTF AWARD
Judged by Team Flatpack
Winner: Trespass (dir: Paul Wenninger)

FLATPACK AUDIENCE AWARD
Winner: Oh Willy… (dir: Emma de Swaef et Marc James Roels)
Runner up: Irish Folk Furniture (dir: Tony Donoghue)

COLOUR BOX AWARD
Judged by Team Flatpack.
Winner: Hedgehogs and the City (dir: Evalds Lacis)

COLOUR BOX AUDIENCE AWARD
Winner: Subway Train (dir: Garrett Davis)

Congratulations to all concerned!

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ENDORSEMENTS

"An incredible mix of film and music for all ages." - The Times
"A treasure trove of a festival" – Sight and Sound
"Magnificently eclectic" – Time Out
"This festival is really like no other, with an incredible line-up of amazing screenings and events for grown-ups and kids alike." - Anorak
"Joyously inventive" - Guardian
"Britain’s most exciting and innovative film festival" – Lonely Planet
"Like the perfect mixtape…you’re not quite sure how or why the selection works, but that is what makes it so magical" – Electric Sheep
"It's like being shown really cool stuff by a good friend who thinks you might like to see it." - Audience member
"Flatpack has gained a well deserved reputation as an innovative film festival with an imaginative output" – Film Four
"I came away totally inspired, both by Birmingham and by Flatpack. One of the best festivals I’ve ever been to." - Ken Freedman, WFMU
"The festival feels like an essential component in Birmingham’s cultural life, bringing new talent and the city itself to light." - The Quietus
"The best programming on the planet." - Canadian curator Kier-la Janisse
"Independent, quirky, intelligent, innovative, amusing and relaxed - nothing else like it." - Audience member