13–22 April 2018
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13–22 April 2018
Venues & Visiting
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Optical Sound Opportunity for 10 Artists
Over the course of eleven adventurous years, Flatpack has evolved in numerous ways, but despite various changes to the festival and the ...
Posted on 14th September 2017
Flatpack in Frankfurt
There were a number of positive reasons for moving our dates to April this year – lighter evenings, no snow(!), Birmingham in bloom, ...
Posted on 23rd May 2016
Calling all Midlands filmmakers: Talent Modules
If you’re a filmmaker based in the Midlands and you haven’t yet heard about the talent modules we’re running in ...
Posted on 5th August 2015
Bob Spells Backwards (dir. Josh Polon & Ryan Maxey) + Interview
Directed and produced by Josh Polon and Ryan Maxey. Featuring Bobby Howard and Trent Christensen. Music by Deerhoof. Sound Design by ...
Posted on 7th July 2015
Radio Silence (dir. Duncan Cowles) + Interview
From time to time, as a programmer, you come across an exciting emerging filmmaker at the beginning of their career, knowing that one ...
Posted on 3rd July 2015
Catching up with Usaginingen
Once the festival’s done and dusted, there’s always the inevitable question about highlights, and this year, a fair few ...
Posted on 26th June 2015
Flatpack Asia: Hong Kong
As with a lot of good, but somewhat optimistic ideas, this one started in the pub. Prior to Flatpack 9 earlier this year, myself, Steve ...
Posted on 21st May 2015
Call for Volunteers
DEADLINE EXPIRED: PLEASE NOTE THIS IS AN ARCHIVED POST FROM THE 2015 FESTIVAL. It’s that time again where we’re looking for ...
Posted on 21st January 2015
Exploring Your Inner Spaceship-Builder
Explorers (dir. Joe Dante) USA, 1985 – 109min This Sunday, the Film Club continues with Joe Dante’s (Gremlins) 1985 ...
Posted on 12th May 2014
Flatpack 8 Competition Winners
It was another stellar year for shorts; the standard gets better every Flatpack, and although it was a mighty hard job singling out a ...
Posted on 4th April 2014
Swipeside (24-26 March)
This year, as part of our eighth film festival, we’ve been working with a team of students at Birmingham City University to curate and ...
Posted on 16th March 2014
Flatpack in Estonia
With so many cracking festivals happening week-in-week-out, all over the world, it’s not so easy putting together a hit-list of ...
Posted on 27th November 2013
Flatpack at Bradford Animation Festival
Bradford Animation Festival, the UK’s longest running festival dedicated to animation kicked off earlier this week, and this ...
Posted on 15th November 2013
It’s mid-September, and that can only mean two things: it’s time for the central heating to be turned on, and Flatpack is ...
Posted on 18th September 2013
The Miners’ Hymns
In partnership with Forma, Flatpack will be presenting four Midlands screenings of The Miners’ Hymns, a bewitching, hypnotic and ...
Posted on 28th August 2013
Hit Me With Music
Another doc to look out for this year is Hit Me With Music. Exploring the explosion of the dancehall scene in Jamaica, Miguel ...
Posted on 13th March 2012
You don’t have to delve too far into the Flatpack programme to come across a good documentary, in fact on Saturday, you’ll ...
Posted on 10th March 2012
Film Bug: 14-16 March
With the programme now up online and brochures hitting the streets, it’s time to start working out how best to spend your days ...
Posted on 28th February 2012
Our submission deadline may be just 3 days away, but if you’re 18-30 and an IdeasTap member you have a little more time to submit ...
Posted on 14th December 2011
Two deadlines to let you know of. Firstly, the deadline for Flatpack submissions is rapidly approaching. Just over a week left. 3:30pm ...
Posted on 7th December 2011
Team pick #3
Hello. Sam here. Programming Assistant. Right, time for some picks: Firstly, Pixel Visions. Since I first saw this extract from ...
Posted on 21st March 2011
Something for the Family
We like to cater for all ages here at Flatpack, so if you’re browsing through the programme wondering what you can bring your ...
Posted on 13th March 2011
If you’re running out of time and unsure of what to get you’re loved one for Christmas, you can always give them a ...
Posted on 16th December 2010