Time is moving swiftly along, and we’re already over half way through Flatpack 11! Next up sharing her Flatpicks in advance of the weekend is Marketing Coordinator Rachael Yardley…

1) Phantasm: Remastered

I’m a big horror fan, and am very excited that Phantasm is on the bill this year – and a new restoration no less. Super weird, but a really unique film – easy to see why it’s a cult classic!

2) The Jungle Book

In contrast to my first Flatpick, I also love me a bit of Disney – and the Jungle Book is definitely one of the best, with one of the best soundtracks – who doesn’t know the words to Bare Necessities?! Come along and celebrate the film’s 50th anniversary.

3) Pick N Mix

There’s so much amazing short film fun to be had this weekend, and I definitely recommend that you go see absolutely everything. If you are very short on time however you can pop along to Pick N Mix for a flavour of the wonderful shorts screening at this year’s festival. You won’t be disappointed!



"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