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 ...

Birmingham on Film

Tomorrow we kick off a whole month of Birmingham-related archive screenings, and you could argue that we’ve been warming up for ...

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 ...

A night at the Castle

“It’s a perfect night for mystery and horror. The air itself is filled with monsters…” No thunder and ...

The Bride comes home

You can’t beat a good old-fashioned regional press photocall, and last week we warmed up for Bride of Frankenstein by taking the ...

Black Country adventures

Regular viewers may know that we’ve always had a soft spot for the Black Country. Much as we love Birmingham its flat sprawl can ...

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 ...

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, ...

Flatpack 10: how was it for you?

An important part of the clearing up process is the traditional Flatpack audience survey. This is really useful in getting an idea of ...

Flatpack 10 Collective Memory

Once we’ve slept and eaten ourselves back to a semi-human state, a good part of the post-festival week is spent clearing up and ...

Flatpack 10 Competition Winners

The dust is beginning to settle after our tenth birthday, and we must say, we had a blast (and hope you did too). This year the ...

Flatpicks: Sam Groves

Team Flatpack have been providing recommendations on what not to miss at Flatpack 10 over the last week (see them all here). Still need ...

Flatpicks: Amy Smart

There’s only one more sleep to go until Flatpack 10 kicks off over 130 events across Birmingham – we’ve been doing a ...

Flatpicks: Lucile Bourliaud

Next up providing you with her Flatpack 10 Flatpicks is Programme Assistant Lucile Bourliaud. (You can peruse the recommendations of ...

Flatpicks: Mark Rhodes

The third selection of Flatpicks in the Flatpack 10 series come from Technical Coordinator Mark Rhodes (You can take a look at director ...

Flatpicks: Rachael Yardley

It can be a tricky business choosing from over 130 events – which is why we usually recommend a Flatpass – however ...