Flatpack 9




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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

Video Strolls

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

CineCafe 1

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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, ...

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.

CineCafe 2

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.