Flatpack 10




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 ...

Earthy

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

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Shortcuts

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

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

BOOM!

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

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

Invisible Cinema (2pm)

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

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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? ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Invisible Cinema (11am)

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

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Rude & Lewd

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

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

Slow Light

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

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.

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.

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...