Let’s Party


With the festival only four days away, we’re getting ready to party like it’s our tenth birthday. We’ve planned three parties for the festival weekend, so if you think you’re party animal enough for all three, see details below…

Friday 22 April: Full Moon Party

Beaches and all-neon outfits are a thing of the past; help us reclaim the Full Moon Party under the light of an actual full moon. We’ve got it covered – Outer Sight will be on hand with lunar-inspired visuals and soundtrack to match – mad bad bikers, killer werewolves and a whole mess of full moon funk.

Albert Smith (Ubuntu Bakery) will be setting up just outside Centrala, serving Vetkoek & Curry.

Saturday 23 April: 10th Birthday Party

It’s our tenth birthday – we’re going big…

Returning to Digbeth where it all began, we’ve teamed up with friends who’ve travelled with us on our journey, to bring the noise along with mind-bending visuals. This year’s Saturday night party is a celebration of ten years of Flatpacking.

There’ll be balloons, there’ll be bubbles, and there will be birthday cake. So put on your dancing shoes – you only turn 10 once.

Flatpack party


Sunday 24 April: That’s a Wrap

If you have any energy left, we’ll be at the Vic on Sunday evening, toasting one hell of a festival, and we’d love for you to join us.

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"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
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"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
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