You’ve Got a Friend in Flatpack

As we reach the end of the third week of 2017, things at Flatpack HQ are just starting to warm up. We have a new colour scheme, the planning and programming for Festival 11 is in full swing with someone or other always in a meeting somewhere. The office is buzzing with a whopping 10 people rather than the typical 5 or 6. Things are really starting to happen, so of course it’s been the perfect time to launch something so completely new that we built it up from scratch.

Last week, we at Flatpack proudly launched our very own friend scheme. It’s our way of offering dedicated cinephiles and Flatpackers a new way to support us, whilst they reap benefits throughout the year. The best part? You get to be our FLATMATE.

Being a FLATMATE gets you a 12-month pass with discounts and exclusive invites, not just during the festival but all year round. Notable benefits include a discounted Flatpass, which gives you access to everything at Festival 11 for a bargain price, and a chance to win a private screening run by Flatpack staff using our snazzy pop-up screen and cinema kit.

A full list of reasons to become a FLATMATE can be found here – you can even get a peek at the exclusive pin badge that will be sent to all members. The idea for this friend scheme has been in the pipeline for a couple months and we’re very excited that we can finally announce it. For us, FLATMATES represents a great start to the new year – so why not come along for the ride?


"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