Hey stranger, show us your shorts

Excitement is mounting here at Flatpack HQ, and it’s not just down to all the festive frolicking. With the approach of the new year, we are hurtling towards the submission deadline for the jewel in our crown – the Short Film Programme.

Submissions close at 11:59pm on Sunday 14th January, and we are looking for all manners, styles and genres of film. All selected submissions will be featured in our 2018 programme (13-22 April 2018) and five pieces will be selected at the festival for our coveted awards.

There’s only one month left to submit! For more information about our short film submissions as well as the application process, please click here.

Good luck. We can’t wait to hear from you.

In the meantime, we thought we’d cast our eyes back at some of the fantastic past prize winners at the festival over the years.

Enjoy!

FLATPACK SHORT FILM AWARD 2014:
EMERGENCY CALLS (dir. Hannes Vartiainen & Pekka Veikkolainen)


COLOUR BOX AUDIENCE AWARD 2017:
Our Wonderful Nature – The Common Chameleon (dir. Tomer Eshed)

THE COLOUR BOX AWARD 2016:
The Orchestra (dir. Mikey Hill)

FLATPACK AUDIENCE AWARD 2013:
Oh Willy… (dir: Emma de Swaef et Marc James Roels)

THE WTF AWARD 2016:
Missing One Player (dir. Lei Lei)

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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