Flatpack 10




Flatpack: Assemble

April 22, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Whether you're already screening films or just considering it, this afternoon you can hear more about the project as well as finding ...

Risky Play

April 24, 2016 @ 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
The possibilities of play and the environments in which it might take place are as broad as the imagination can stretch. But how can we ...

Flatpack Awards

April 23, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
A chance to see the winning films from this year’s short film competition as the six award-winning films are announced and screened.

Mirror Mirror: Optical Toy Workshop

April 23, 2016 @ 10:45 am - 2:00 pm
For this drop-in session, early cinema purveyors Mirror Mirror will lead a workshop on how to make and play with optical illusions.

Action Space Revisited

April 24, 2016 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
A chance to explore the Action Space story in more detail with guests including founder Ken Turner.

Body of Songs

April 23, 2016 @ 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
Newly released, the Body of Songs album brings together musicians and clinicians to create music inspired by the body’s organs.

Behind the Cameras

April 23, 2016 @ 2:10 pm - 3:20 pm
Getting our filmmakers’ afternoon underway, here’s a chance to hear from some of those whose films are playing in this year’s short ...

Republic + Snails

April 23, 2016 @ 1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Some films need that extra time to tell the full story, and these two super mid-length docs are prime examples.

Green Room

April 22, 2016 @ 9:00 pm - 10:35 pm
Set in the backwoods of Oregon, a punk band on the road find themselves besieged by neo-Nazis at a private club after they discover a ...

Magickal Revolutions

April 24, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 5:15 pm
Filmmaker John Bradburn has put together a programme which traces the ley lines of experimental cinema’s journeys with the esoteric, ...

Richard Nicholson: The Projectionists

April 20, 2016 @ 11:00 am - April 24, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
As film has made way for digital, both the job and the work-place have changed fundamentally, and Richard’s beautifully detailed images ...

A Taste of Flatpack (Wednesday)

April 20, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Handpicked from this year’s wider shorts programmes, this selection of films will give you a flavour of what else is screening in the ...

Hans Eijkelboom: The Street and Modern Life

April 20, 2016 @ 10:30 am - April 24, 2016 @ 12:00 am
Hans Eijkelboom’s photographic work explores the construction of identity through clothing and personal appearance and, in turn, the ...

Sound + Vision

April 20, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Triple-bill of AV performances from Amsterdam-based duo Optical Machines, sound artist Graham Dunning and Berlin-based artist ...

Vampyr

April 19, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Opening night will include a new live score to one of cinema’s landmarks, Carl Theodore Dreyer’s luminous, mesmerising Vampyr.

Dream Weavers

April 23, 2016 @ 12:20 pm - 1:40 pm
Here’s a chance to explore some imaginary worlds and fantastical places in our second selection of kids’ shorts.

Rude & Lewd

April 24, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
The joyfully brassy films selected feature sex, drugs, and silly jokes.

Calligraphy in Motion

April 21, 2016 @ 6:45 pm - 7:30 pm
A work-in-progress performance by the Sonia Sabri Company (led by Sarvar Sabri, Musical Director) with projected images and live music, ...

Create a Creature (13:30)

April 23, 2016 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Bring to life your very own monster sculpture alongside a mythical story, and then take it home with you.

Remainder

April 23, 2016 @ 8:30 pm - 10:10 pm
Israeli artist Omer Fast has taken Tom McCarthy’s cult novel and turned it into a gorgeous puzzle of a psychological thriller.

BOOM!

April 23, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Expect prizes, a certain amount of mucking about, and 80s movie montages.

Symptoms

April 23, 2016 @ 11:00 pm - 12:35 am
Dir: José R. Larraz UK 1974, 94 mins Cert: 15 Starring Angela Pleasance (Donald’s daughter), this chilling and long forgotten British ...

WarPUnit

April 23, 2016 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
WarPUnit are the University of Warwick’s guerrilla projection unit. Using a garden trolley and some boat batteries these intrepid ...

Create a Creature (Sunday)

April 24, 2016 @ 10:45 am - 12:45 pm
Bring to life your very own monster sculpture alongside a mythical story, and then take it home with you.

Flatpack 10 Taster

March 23, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Flatpack Film Festival is all set to engulf Birmingham in film, art and brand new surprises from 19 – 24 April 2016. Sticking ...

Second City Firsts 1

April 24, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
During the 1970s, a key strength of the drama department at BBC Pebble Mill was its ability to unearth new talent; not just through ...

Cats vs Dogs

April 24, 2016 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Cert (18)* As a follow up to last year’s inevitably popular internet cat videos screening, this time we’re putting the sweet, cuddly ...

28mm: Pathe’s Forgotten Film Gauge

April 24, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Treats in store include a snippet by pioneering animator Emile Cohl, classic railroad drama The Raid on Train 522, French trick film ...

Guerilla Green Screen

April 21, 2016 @ 10:00 am - April 22, 2016 @ 1:00 pm
For this imaginative hands-on workshop Dutch video artist and filmmaker Douwe Dijkstra will be joined by a small group all shooting ...

BFI Film Academy Showcase

April 24, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
BOM
Come along to BOM and find out about the incredible opportunities available to young people aged 16 to 19 under the BFI’s Film Academy ...

Hans Eijkelboom in conversation

April 20, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The product of several months of painstaking research around the Bullring centre, The Street and Modern Life is the latest in a series ...

Cartoon Rock

April 24, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
A now popular tradition of the festival, Cartoon Rock brings together celluloid and cereal.

The Fox & Hedgehog

April 20, 2016 @ 10:30 am - April 24, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
Exploring the limits of the expert and insights of the amateur.

Full Moon Party

April 22, 2016 @ 10:30 pm
Join us for the one night of the month when you can blame your lunacy on the size of the moon.

Faust

April 24, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:45 pm
FW Murnau’s Faust effortlessly takes us from gothic horror to bucolic comedy and back again, accompanied by Matt Eaton (Pram) and ...

Melody Makers

April 23, 2016 @ 10:45 am - 12:00 pm
Rhythms, rhymes, and sing-along-songs give a tuneful thread that runs throughout this selection of short films aimed at ages 4 and above.

Tape Bake

April 22, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - April 24, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
Bring us your home videos! Tape Bake digital archive converts your home tapes from analog to digital at their stall in the Flatpack ...

Second City Firsts 2

April 24, 2016 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
It was at the Midlands Arts Centre where Mike Leigh first embarked on his unique approach to devising scripts, and Pebble Mill which ...

Shortcuts

April 22, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
A programme of inventive, often funny stories, told in less than five minutes.

Lunch shorts (Thursday)

April 21, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Break the tradition of eating sandwiches at your desk with a terrific programme of shorts at lunchtime.

Action Space Live

April 23, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 7:40 pm
Audio-visual collaboration between Huw Wahl and Simon Connor, the director and sound designer of the Action Space documentary.

Lunch shorts (Wednesday)

April 20, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Break the tradition of eating sandwiches at your desk with a terrific programme of shorts at lunchtime.

Original Copy

April 24, 2016 @ 3:30 pm - 5:05 pm
Sheikh Rehman is one of Mumbai’s last surviving painters of cinema hoardings, using a detailed grid system to render Bollywood stars ...

Heart Of A Dog

April 24, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 5:20 pm
Part essay, part documentary, and part home movie, Laurie Anderson takes the death of her beloved piano-playing terrier Lolabelle as a ...

Earthy

April 24, 2016 @ 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm
Create pieces of living sculpture from found materials.

My Flatpack 2016

April 23, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - April 24, 2016 @ 12:00 pm
This lively two-day workshop offers young film and media enthusiasts a chance to expand their film horizons, develop their networks and ...

Flatpack Instameet

April 23, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
This one-off Flatpack Instameet will include a chance to explore the UK's oldest cinema, and discover some of the city's forgotten ...

Richard Nicholson

April 24, 2016 @ 2:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Photographer Richard Nicholson will discuss the several years he spent documenting the world’s disappearing darkrooms.

Lunch shorts (Friday)

April 22, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Break the tradition of eating sandwiches at your desk with a terrific programme of shorts at lunchtime.

Frequency Response #3

April 22, 2016 @ 4:30 pm - April 24, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
For those seeking refuge from festival hurly-burly, we recommend a dose of this.

That’s a Wrap

April 24, 2016 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Before we start to think about sending films back, writing reports, and planning for festival #11, join us for one last hurrah.

Invisible Cinema (2pm)

April 24, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Ben Waddington’s exploration of Birmingham’s former picture houses.

Boris Labbe: Rhizome

April 18, 2016 @ 9:00 am - April 24, 2016 @ 9:00 pm
For his first exhibition in the UK, his short Rhizome will screen as a looping installation alongside a hand-picked selection of the ...

Pick ‘n’ Mix 1

April 20, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
Part one of two, showcasing some of the best shorts that have been on the international festival circuit over the last twelve months.

Pecha Kucha

April 20, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Pecha Kucha is the international presentation evening where speakers have just 20 slides and 20 seconds per slide to get their points ...

A Taste of Flatpack (Thursday)

April 21, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Handpicked from this year’s wider shorts programmes, this selection of films will give you a flavour of what else is screening in the ...

Create a Creature (10:30)

April 23, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Bring to life your very own monster sculpture alongside a mythical story, and take it home with you.

Satan’s Birmingham

April 23, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Some say 'the devil is in the detail' and for Satan's Birmingham, local historian Ben Waddington will be looking at just this: elements ...

Action Space

April 23, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
To watch this film is to be transported into another world. A world before risk-assessments, where questioning authority is the norm ...

Crumbs

April 21, 2016 @ 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
It’s not everyday you come across a post-apocalyptic, surrealist science-fiction romance from Ethiopia, but if this charming and funny ...

Girl Shy

April 23, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
One of the funniest comedies of the silent era, with musical accompaniment from the inimitable silent film pianist Cyrus Gabrysch.

Reflections

April 23, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 12:20 pm
This selection shows that meta-cinema can be more playful than pompous, through a series of films reflecting on the medium without ...

Delusions

April 23, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:20 pm
Mesmerising, nightmarish or flamboyant, the animated reveries in this programme blur the lines between dream and reality, and plunge us ...

iShorts #2

April 23, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
With some stellar films and a packed house at last year’s iShorts screening, it was a no brainer to invite Creative England back to the ...

Oh Dear Diary

April 22, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
For one night only, our courageous readers will be reliving the awkward crushes, homework dramas and dubious musical tastes of their ...

Video Strolls

April 23, 2016 @ 11:45 am - 1:30 pm
Meander into the afternoon with a selection of contemporary artist films and talks on themes of place, journeying, and exploration.

Invisible Cinema (11am)

April 24, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Ben Waddington’s exploration of Birmingham’s former picture houses.

OvO: Untitled no.2

April 22, 2016 @ 6:45 pm - 7:30 pm
A correspondence between projected visuals and percussive sounds, OvO perform their second collaborative work experimenting in a system ...

Mustang

April 20, 2016 @ 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm
Five sisters are spotted playing on the beach with male classmates, causing a minor scandal in their Black Sea village...

Pick ‘n’ Mix 2

April 22, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
The second installment of our Pick 'n' Mix programmes focuses on home-grown talent, highlighting the wealth of filmmaking talent in the UK.

Slow Light

April 23, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
An incandescent, photonic-themed programme of shorts to play throughout the day.

Secrets of the Projection Box

April 24, 2016 @ 3:45 pm
Last year the University of Warwick’s film department embarked on a research project exploring different aspects of this world, and ...

Jacey Cinemas: A Company History

April 20, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - April 24, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
The Electric is a well-loved fixture in Birmingham’s film scene, but did you know that it was once part of a small empire? ...

Moonstruck

April 21, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
An operatic comedy about love, family and food in Brooklyn’s Italian-American community, Moonstruck has aged like a fine wine.

Fragments

April 22, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 5:20 pm
These tales are full of unexpected connections and collisions, so that the viewer never quite knows what’s coming next.