Take Part in Flatpack 10

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With this blog post we hereby reveal two events from our fantastic festival line-up, and we want you to be involved.

Pecha Kucha
Wednesday 20 April

Pecha Kucha involves individuals presenting on a topic they are passionate about, but the catch is they must do this with 20 images, spending only 20 seconds on each image. The resulting presentations are wonderfully imaginative and playful, and we’re looking forward to teaming up with Pecha Kucha Birmingham to bring this event to Flatpack. We’d love you to get involved. We request that the presentations have a filmic slant, but besides this anything goes.

Feel free to share your own personal obsessions, original ideas and present from random, unexpected standpoints.

If you fancy it, send ideas and proposals to hello@pkbham.uk to apply.
Website:  http://pkbham.uk/

Oh Dear Diary
Friday 22 April

A hilarious event that sees people willingly read aloud from their teenage diaries, Oh Dear Diary promises stories of teenage angst, awkward crushes and embarrassingly over-dramatic tales of woe. If you kept a diary, aged 12-20, and are very very brave, we invite you to share your most banal, pretentious, silly, inner thoughts.

If you’re up for it, contact emma@ohdeardiary.com to apply.
Website: http://www.ohdeardiary.com/want-to-read-your-diary/

Image credit:  Emma Wright / Oh Dear Diary

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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