Pictured: Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared (dir. Rebecca Sloan and Joe Pelling)
We are very pleased to announce the addition of a 6th award to this year’s festival. Flatpack are teaming up with Channel 4’s short form arts strand Random Acts. Known for choosing bold, creative films, the good folk at Random Acts will choose their favourite short film under 5minutes from this year’s short film competition programme to join their coveted catalogue. The winning director will receive £4000, as well as the chance of the film being aired on Channel 4.
Channel 4 have long been championing experimental short films, and Random Acts launched in 2011, with a strong focus on television as art. During Flatpack 8 we celebrated all the brilliant and unusual shorts commissioned and advocated by Random Acts with the Random Acts Party. Keep an eye out for a Channel 4 shorts greatest hits screening when the full festival programme goes online in March.
On account of this fantastic new award, we have extended our submissions deadline until the end of the month. To be in with a chance, submit your short film by 11.59pm on Sunday 31st January 2016. And to get you through the rest of this grey Monday afternoon, here’s a Random Acts short by Brummie-based Dice Productions…
Gregory is a Dancer (dir. Louis Hudson)