FLATPACK 11 COMPETITION WINNERS

We’ve wrapped up our eleventh Flatpack Film Festival and had a whale of a time – we hope you did too.

Our programme included some brilliant shorts, so brilliant that it was quite a task to pick the winners of our short film competition. But the jury made their decision, and so listed below are the films whose creators walked away with the shiny prized Allen key. Congratulations all round.


Colour Box Audience Award:
Our Wonderful Nature – The Common Chameleon (dir. Tomer Eshed), Germany

 


Colour Box Award
Spring Jam (dir. Ned Wenlock), New Zealand

 


Audience Award
Victor & Isolina (dir. William Caballero), USA

 


WTF Award
Six God Alphabet Peter (dir. Peter Millard), UK

 


Flatpack Short Film Award
Lazy Daze (dir. Brian Smee), USA

 

Film Competition Jury: Edwin Rostron & Beth Webb
Colour Box Jury: Erik Tijman

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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