FLATPICKS: AISLING MARKS

1) Everything In between screenings I can’t think of anything better to do than pop into the hub and play Everything, the new PS4 ...

FLATPICKS: LUCILE BOURLIAUD

1) Holorama The greatest joy of working for Flatpack is being able to bring this kind of treasure trove to Birmingham. Digital artist ...

FLATPICKS: AMY SMART

Revelry, melodrama and a decent helping of cereal to complement your morning cartoons. Read on Amy Smart’s Flatpicks to give you ...

FLATPICKS: LAUREN YOUNG

Next up giving her twopence is our Festival Assistant Lauren Young… 1) Radio Dreams Both brilliantly funny and a treat for the ...

Flatpack Guide to: Documentary

Documentaries are a massive part of the Flatpack experience, and this year there are 15 to choose from that traverse time and space, ...

FLATPICKS: DUNCAN POULTON

It’s that time of year again when in the run up to the festival we’re on hand to guide you through the programme. Kicking ...

Flatpack Guide to: Unpacked

Here at Flatpack, we’re just as intrigued by films as we are by the intricate processes of production. Here we present the ...

The Brumburger Miracle

We just couldn’t help ourselves. As if the first time wasn’t enough.  If you didn’t manage to catch it, Take Me High ...

Pocket Film Festival

Newly appointed Flatpack FEDS Trainee Rico Johnson-Sinclair gives us the lowdown on Staffordshire’s very own Pocket Film Festival ...

Blast off!

Our full programme is now online, brochures are making their way to city-centre shelves, and with less than a month to go before ...

New Year, New Design

It’s that time of year when we revamp our identity for the upcoming festival. This year it encompasses a city skyline – ...

You’ve Got a Friend in Flatpack

As we reach the end of the third week of 2017, things at Flatpack HQ are just starting to warm up. We have a new colour scheme, the ...

Attention: Hosts Needed!

Roll up, roll up! Come one, come all and see how you can help engage children in film through this new opportunity offered by Flatpack: ...

Jobs jobs jobs

It’s not often that we advertise for jobs that don’t spring directly from us, but two significant posts soon reaching deadlines are ...

Edge of Frame Weekend

Jill (dir: Lilli Carré, 2016) – screening as part of Push and Pull on Sunday 11 December. Edge of Frame is a blog that explores ...

Late Night Work Club Interview

Born in a Void (dir: Alex Griggs, 2016) Late Night Work Club is a loose collective of animators founded by Charles Huettner, Scott ...

Cinekid Festival

Our Festival Assistant Lauren Young headed over to the Dutch capital to spend a week at Cinekid Festival. Here’s what she had to ...

Job Vacancy: Festival Assistant

Flatpack are recruiting! If you’re an 18-24 year old looking for a brilliant opportunity to work on the production of Flatpack ...

Shock and Gore Interview

Shock and Gore is a festival of Horror and Fantasy cinema which celebrates its 6th year in 2016. We got in touch with festival director ...

Screendance at Flatpack

In our first guest blog post, we asked local filmmaker Sima Gonsai to give a little more information about the programme on Screendance ...

Flatpack 9 Competition Winners

After eleven full-on days for team Flatpack, the festival is being packed up for another year. Furniture and films are being returned, ...

Halfway

Many cups of coffee have been consumed, van loads of furniture and tech have been loaded and unloaded countless times, venues have been ...

Flatpack 9: The First Weekend

This morning the solar eclipse heralded the beginning of the second day of Flatpack 9. With fittingly blue skies over Birmingham, the ...

…and we’re off!

As you probably guessed from all the cosmic activity (aurora, eclipses), the ninth Flatpack Film Festival is nigh. Tonight we embark on ...

Flatpack inspired posters

       A lovely email dropped into our inbox the other day. A group of West Midlands-based illustrators have re-imagined poster designs ...

Get Involved at Flatpack 9

This year, as ever, there are opportunities galore for all you cinephiles and future filmmakers to get involved at Flatpack. Whether ...

Full programme now live

After many a late night we are delighted to get the festival programme to you in record time. The full 2015 programme is now online and ...

London Warm Up

With our ninth festival coming up next month (19-29, if you had forgotten…), on Friday 6 March we are heading down to the Hackney ...

Highlights & Flatpass on sale

*Twirls proudly*…A new year and a new festival identity, how do we look? Ten festival highlights are now on sale. These include ...

WFMU, benshi and zoetropes

Before Christmas we announced a few Flatpack 9 highlights with our first peek post. Since then, the festive season has become a distant ...

Flatpack 9: A First Peek

Forget shopping days till Christmas; there are only 90 sleeps until Flatpack no.9! More details will appear here in the new year as we ...

Programme Assistant Wanted

Flatpack 9 is now approaching fast and we’re on the lookout for a super Programme Assistant to join us at this exciting time. You ...

Flatpack December

The mornings are getting frostier and it is starting to feel a bit festive in the Flatpack office with the arrival of Miss Clara Bow in ...

Half Term Family Fun

It’s that time again – half term – and if you’re wondering what to do with the family this week then look no further; Flatpack have a ...

Submissions – 2 Months to Go!

That’s right, the deadline for submissions to the next Flatpack Film Festival, 6pm on Monday 22nd December 2014, is fast approaching. ...

Coming up at Flatpack…

Crikey, that was quite a weekend. Probably one of our best. Thanks to all who came, and to all of our superstar volunteers. Now, ...

A busy Friday…

The last Friday before the festival, and four of the team were busy in the derelict and deserted Central Library…

Film Bug 2014

Next week the festival kicks off with Film Bug, a mini festival within the festival across Colmore Business District from 20-23 March. ...

Phono-Cinéma-Théâtre

Judith Mackrell, the Guardian’s Dance critic has written a wonderful piece on Phono-Cinéma-Théâtre, a collection of films from ...

Two weeks to go!

In two weeks time the 8th festival kicks off in Birmingham. It’s our most ambitious yet with over 130 events taking place at 38 ...

London – festival taster

Next week we’ll be giving Londoners the chance to see what’s coming up in the second city for this year’s Flatpack: ...

Flatpack 2014 is live!

This year we have battled seasonal lurgy and had many a late night in order to get the festival programme to you in record time. The ...

Festival highlights now on sale

Festival highlights are now on sale. All festival events can be viewed in full here. The full festival programme will be announced and ...

Why the extra F?

New year, new identity. For seven years we’ve been content to label ourselves Flatpack Festival, but as part of a design overhaul by ...

Call for volunteers

DEADLINE EXPIRED: PLEASE NOTE THIS IS AN ARCHIVED POST FROM THE 2014 FESTIVAL. Flatpack Film Festival are now looking for enthusiastic ...

Flatpack 2013 intern roles

Spring might seem like a long time away, but we’re already assembling our dream team for Flatpack 2013. This year we’re looking for ...

Brochures

Brochures are now winging their way all over the country. In Birmingham you can find them all over the city centre including Birmingham ...

Super-duper Volunteers Needed!

DEADLINE EXPIRED: PLEASE NOTE THIS IS AN ARCHIVED POST FROM THE 2012 FESTIVAL. Flatpack Festival are now looking for enthusiastic and ...

Clocks go forward tonight!

Don’t miss your screening! Please remember that clocks go forward one hour in the early hours of tomorrow morning.

A few additions…

There are a couple of additions to our programme tomorrow taking place at Eastside Projects.  All are free. 12pm – Open Cinema ...

Rubber: extra screening

Didn’t manage to get tickets for the screening of Rubber on Saturday? Due to popular demand there will be a post-Paper Party ...

…and we’re off!

Morning, And what a beautiful day for a film festival. After a jam-packed and atmospheric opener with Shadow Shows, Flatpack proper ...

Special guests

As well as all kinds of live stuff from maverick cellist Hiromichi Sakamoto to archive plunderers People Like Us, Flatpack welcomes a ...

Juneau Projects

This year Juneau Projects have taken up the task of beautifying our joint hub space with Fierce, the Dirty End based at VIVID. They ...

Fierce website live

The Fierce Festival website is now live! Happening across Birmingham at the same time as Flatpack, it promises spectacular performances ...

The Studio @ Fairbridge

The Studio @ Fairbridge is a new creative space in the Digbeth area. Located at 79 Warwick Street, it is a renovated photography studio ...

Team pick #1

Hello! *waves*  My name is Annabel and I am Marketing Assistant for the festival. During the festival itself I will be tweeting, ...

Brochures

Brochures are now all over the country. In Birmingham you can find them in our venues: mac, Ikon Gallery, VIVID, The Victoria, as well ...

Colour Box

  Colour Box, Flatpack’s programme for children and families will take place at mac this year over the festival weekend ...

A few dates for the diary

The programme is finalised and the brochure is coming together nicely. Here are a few of the big events for your diary over the ...

Call for volunteers

  DEADLINE EXPIRED: PLEASE NOTE THIS IS AN ARCHIVED POST FROM THE 2011 FESTIVAL. Flatpack Festival are once again seeking ...

Iris Barry

It is a Flatpack tradition for each festival to have a ‘patron saint’, people from Birmingham past who have contributed to film ...

A sack full ‘o films

The deadline for film submissions has come and gone. Thank you to all who have submitted. We have a sack full to the brim of films ...

Vintage Mobile Cinema

On our travels this year many of the team have accidentally come across a beautiful Vintage Mobile Cinema travelling the country. Be it ...

Flatpack Weekend

Today Flatpack has seen workshops on animating vegetables, tours of the region’s old Odeon cinemas and more shorts than you can ...

Day 4

Day four of Flatpack brings terrific treats including magic from artist Julien Maire,  an odd insight into the lives of Finnish men in ...

A taster…

The programme is now online and the brochure will be on the streets next week. While you wait to get your mits on a physical programme, ...