Flatpack 9




Zarafa

March 28, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Our Colour Box day draws to a close with this beautiful animated feature from France.

Standby for Tape Backup

March 25, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
“Two years ago, I found a videotape in my loft. On it: one and a half films, one quiz show and two sitcoms. Somehow it became the ...

You, The Living

March 28, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:40 pm
The middle installment in Andersson's trilogy features an even wider, stranger cast of characters.

Family Portraits

March 28, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Selection of documentary, animation and drama, with each film offering a distinctive take on the modern family.

Citation City

March 28, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 4:40 pm
A time-travelling voyage through one city, assembled from hundreds of movie clips and inspired by the wanderings of Walter Benjamin.

Ink & Pixels

March 23, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
A sneak peek at Made You Look, a new documentary about the UK's graphic arts scene.

Coffee Cupping 2

March 21, 2015 @ 1:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Follow the coffee journey all the way from farm to cup, with a chance to taste a range of varieties.

The Colour of Pomegranates

March 29, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 7:10 pm
Parajanov's rhapsody on the life of Armenian poet and musican Sayat-Nova, restored to its original eye-popping glory.

Tokyo Tribe

March 28, 2015 @ 10:30 pm - 12:30 am
Mind-blowing yakuza hip hop musical set in a near-future Tokyo on the verge of all-out gang war.

Heart Bypass

March 28, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Brilliantly Birmingham triple-bill. Features a 1963 public information film about the ringroad, an episode of Rex the Runt, and ...

The Collabradors Exhibition

March 26, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - March 29, 2015 @ 11:00 pm
The Collabradors is a collaborative collage project run by Ed Wakefield. Started in 2013, Ed has since collaborated with 44 artists, ...

Flatpack post-mortem

March 29, 2015 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
With the finish line in sight, it’s time to pick over the bones of the festival and imagine what it might be next year. Join ...

The Finnish Line

March 24, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
To complement new exhibition The Amusement Park, a selection of films by some of the animators whose work features in the show.

Cross City Walks

March 27, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - March 29, 2015 @ 8:00 pm
Pete Ashton presents a treadmill installation which enables you to retrace his journeys across the city.

Video Essays

March 29, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
A sample of this burgeoning online form, which dissects everything from Bresson and Kubrick to Seinfeld and Transformers.

8Bit Lounge

March 20, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Try your hand at Pong, Duck Hunt, Space Invaders and many other classics at this gaming drop-in.

Sirens

March 22, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Audio visual work by Japanese artist Ryoichi Kurokawa, which attempts to find a visual analogue for economic collapse.

Media/Culture

March 21, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
BOM
Assist Dan Burwood in investigating the effect of bacteria on photographic prints, and take away your own edible cultures.

Where Do We Go From Here?

March 22, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:40 pm
Two of Donnellan’s later works, a portrait of different travelling families across the UK and an Irish music documentary.

Ta-Co Workshop

March 25, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
In advance of Usaginingen's performance tonight, a chance to create your own optomechanical device.

Collage Party

March 28, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 2:00 am
Celebrating the art of the cut-out and the cut-up, with a free-ranging lineup of music, film, art and food in spaces throughout Minerva ...

A Taste of Flatpack

March 20, 2015 @ 4:15 pm - 5:45 pm
A chance to sample selections from across the Flatpack shorts lineup, spanning comedy and non-fiction, animation and experimental.

Richard Dawson

March 28, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Both tender and brutal, apparently ramshackle but completely on it, Richard Dawson's performances are an experience not be missed.

Travelling for a Living

March 21, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:50 pm
Documentarist Derrick Knight presents two of his 1960s films, including a vivid portrait of the Waterson family.

Coffee Cupping 1

March 21, 2015 @ 10:30 am - 12:15 pm
Follow the coffee journey all the way from farm to cup, with a chance to taste a range of varieties.

CineCafe 2

March 21, 2015 @ 3:15 pm - 4:00 pm
To complement the cupping, a selection of caffeine-scented short films.

Altered Yesterdays

March 28, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
An afternoon of people talking about archives, ranging from photography and film to sound art and music.

Shape Shifters

March 28, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Short films for all ages, with magical transformations including a mum who turns into an aeroplane and cakes that come to life.

Riddles & Recitals

March 28, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
An eclectic mix of short films with everything from Oscar-nominated animations to locally made documentaries.

Drawn to be Wild

March 28, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Free drop-in activities throughout our Colour Box day, where you can create your own cartoon character.

The Physarum Experiments

March 21, 2015 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
BOM
Artist Heather Barnett explores the role slime mould plays in the cultures of science and art.

Tomorrow Is Always Too Long

March 29, 2015 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
This new feature by Phil Collins is a kaleidoscopic vision of Glasgow starring its citizens and the songs of Cate Le Bon.

The Tribe

March 22, 2015 @ 6:15 pm - 8:30 pm
Ukrainian feature about a deaf mute teenager who struggles to fit in at a boarding school. Told through sign-language.

Amusement Park opening

March 24, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Launch event for an exhibition of interactive works from Finland, alongside multi-projector installation Elemental.

Landmarks 1-3

March 21, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
The first three episodes of Donnellan’s six-part series, mirroring the seven ages of man by tracing a line from birth to death.

iShorts

March 25, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
A selection from the first crop of Creative England's iShorts initiative, followed by a drinks reception.

Video Strolls

March 29, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
The Video Strollers create and curate short films of an exploratory, ambulatory nature.

Making Shadows

March 27, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm
An insight into the development of the new show from Stan's Cafe, and a chance to see their unique spin on benshi narration.

DIY Sci-Fi (Saturday)

March 28, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Model-builders and filmmakers Trevor and Steven invite you into a hand-made universe created out of recycled junk.

Walk Cheerfully

March 19, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ozu's delicious, Tokyo spin on a classic gangster tale, with live benshi narration and musical accompaniment.

Amusement Park

March 16, 2015 @ 9:00 am - March 28, 2015 @ 6:00 pm
Showing in the UK for the first time, an interactive exhibition from a group of contemporary Finnish animators.

Gone For A Soldier

March 22, 2015 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Donnellan's ambitious (and at the time controversial) two-parter exploring the history of the British military.

Numbskull

March 20, 2015 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Two men find themselves touched by the curse of Shakespeare's skull, in John Humphreys' debut feature.

The Creeping Garden

March 21, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mesmerising voyage into the hidden world of slime moulds, with music by Jim O'Rourke.

Sidewalk Stories

March 20, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm
A modern silent, Sidewalk Stories is Charles Lane's 1980s New York homage to Chaplin's The Kid.

DIY Sci-Fi (Sunday)

March 29, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Model-builders and filmmakers Trevor and Steven invite you into a hand-made universe created out of recycled junk.

Force Majeure

March 21, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
An avalanche disrupts a Swedish family's skiing holiday in Ruben Ostlund's latest feature.

Girlhood

March 20, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Parisian coming-of-age tale about Marieme, who discovers a whole new world when she joins an all-girl gang.

CineCafe 1

March 21, 2015 @ 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm
An hour of coffee-scented short films.

The Colony

March 24, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Donnellan's 1964 film on Caribbeans in north Birmingham, seen in a different light thanks to a rescore by Birmingham Jazz.

Interactive Filmmaking Workshop

March 26, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Day-long session exploring Interlude’s Treehouse, an authoring app that gives you the tools to create your own interactive projects.

LOLGBT Shorts

March 21, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Surreal, reflective, and occasionally downright crude - a lucky dip of new shorts presented in association with Shout Festival.

The Magic Cinema

March 21, 2015 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Open-reel DIY film event, accepting any film up to 10 minutes long providing you come and introduce it.

Landmarks 4-6

March 21, 2015 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Final three episodes of Donnellan’s six-parter, mirroring the seven ages of man by tracing a line from birth to death.

Animation and Beyond

March 26, 2015 @ 9:45 am - 7:00 pm
Exploring the ever-growing parameters of animation through screenings, demonstrations and panel discussions, Birmingham City ...

Songs From the Second Floor

March 27, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm
The first film in the 'Living' trilogy is a pre-millennial classic, with an entire city in meltdown to the strangely uplifting melodies ...

Festival of (In)appropriation

March 27, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
The latest touring programme from this annual Los Angeles event, celebrating shortform work that samples or repurposes in inventive ways.

Beethoven’s 5th

March 23, 2015 @ 10:00 am - March 27, 2015 @ 10:00 pm
Emily Wright’s single screen installation sees herself playing all the parts to the German composer’s masterwork.

AVA exhibition opening

March 20, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Launch of an exhibition exploring the history of visual music and live cinema, complete with timeline and a Harmonograph.

Time + Motion

March 25, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
With Swipeside in full swing, immerse yourself in an evening of live animation and performance. Attractions include the first ever UK ...

Cross Frequencies

March 26, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Eclectic shorts programme made up of innovative works by video artists from all over the world.