Welcome to our new crib…

We’ve been sitting on it for a while, and today we’re thrilled to be able to open our virtual doors and share it with you all.

Our glittering new website is LIVE! *fireworks abound* *raucous applause and cheering*

With a whole lotta help from our dear pals over at Made Media, Flatpack now has a beautiful new gaff designed to give you lovely people streamlined access to Flatpack both on your computer and phones.

Yep…you heard right. Flatpack is now smartphone friendly! *standing ovation* *wipes away tear*

While the old site will, for now, continue to exist as the home of Flatpack’s blog/news posts and year-round activity, www.2018.flatpackfestival.org.uk is here for you to get up close and personal with this year’s Flatpack Film Festival.

The full programme for Flatpack 12 will launch early March, but in the meantime we invite you to delve into this year’s Flatpicks, the 8 strands that make up the festival, our membership scheme FLATMATES and our very popular festival pass, Flatpass.


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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