Flatpack 2018, take a bow

As most of the country prepares to hibernate, things are hotting up at Flatpack HQ in anticipation of our 12th festival. Next year’s expanded edition will take place over 10 days (13-22 April) at venues across Birmingham, and glimpses of the programme will start to emerge very soon. In the meantime, here’s a sneak peek at our new colours. Once again designer Justin Hallstrom has come up trumps with a fabulous visual identity, this time reflecting our 1968 focus with a screen-printed approach which will be plastering the city before you know it.

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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
"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