13–22 April 2018
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13–22 April 2018
Venues & Visiting
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Birmingham On Film II
Birmingham on Film is back, and this year we’re casting off along the city’s waterways… Last year we launched a month-long season of ...
Posted on 25th August 2017
Minute Bodies: The Intimate World of F. Percy Smith
April 8, 2017 @ 1:30 pm
Old Rep Theatre
The work of visionary scientist-cum-artist F. Percy Smith’s obsession with capturing the minutiae of nature.
April 8, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
The Electric Cinema - Screen 1
A selection of oddities unearthed from the 3D Film Archive.
Around China With A Movie Camera
April 7, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
Old Rep Theatre
Explore 50 years of Chinese history through an extraordinary collection of rare travelogues, newsreels and home movies from the BFI archives.
April 19, 2016 @ 8:00 pm
Opening night will include a new live score to one of cinema’s landmarks, Carl Theodore Dreyer’s luminous, mesmerising Vampyr.
Highlights now on sale
It’s the moment you’ve been waiting for… The first batch of events from Flatpack 10 are now on sale. We have an ...
Posted on 24th February 2016
Flatpack 9: A First Peek
Forget shopping days till Christmas; there are only 90 sleeps until Flatpack no.9! More details will appear here in the new year as we ...
Posted on 19th December 2014
Archive Innovation Lab
March 29, 2014 @ 10:30 am
Join Film Hub South West & West Midlands for an exploration of the regional film and television archives and a look at innovative ...
Brummies, Boozers and Bruisers
March 30, 2013 @ 2:00 pm
The Edge (Friction Arts)
Join Friction Arts and local resident Ray O’Donnell for a kebab and a scuffle. As part of Friction’s ongoing Echoes heritage ...
Picture Houses: exhibition opening
March 26, 2013 @ 6:00 pm
Photographer John Fallon has spent a number of years tracking down former cinemas in varying degrees of disrepair, and capturing ...
March 23, 2013 @ 7:30 pm
A documentary like nothing else at this year's festival with insights into Israel's security agency from the people who used to run it.
March 23, 2013 @ 2:00 pm
The Jekyll & Hyde
A selection of short films and archive gems celebrating the joys of a night on the tiles.
8mm Cine Club
March 23, 2013 @ 12:30 pm
Old Royal Pub
Set up last year at Wednesfield Community Centre, 8mm Cine Club is a place to screen old film reels amongst friends. Having unearthed ...
March 18, 2012 @ 5:00 pm
Custard Factory Theatre
Eclectic archive biker programme, from BSA in its heyday to Hells Angels in the Black Country.
March 18, 2012 @ 3:30 pm
Looking forward to the arrival of a BFI Mediatheque next year as part of Birmingham's new library.
March 18, 2012 @ 2:00 pm
The Spotted Dog
In the aftermath of St Patrick's Day, a leisurely matinee of Irish films.
Ikon Slow Boat
March 16, 2012 @ 7:00 pm
Ikon's converted narrowboat becomes a floating cinema for the weekend.
Dickens Before Sound
March 15, 2012 @ 4:00 pm
Birmingham and Midland Institute
A selection of Dickens screen adaptations from the silent era, including the first ever filmed version of Oliver Twist.
Laurel and Hardy
March 15, 2012 @ 3:00 pm
The Old Joint Stock
A charming selection of Laurel and Hardy shorts, paying tribute to Birmingham's own Charlie Hall.
Dust in the Attic
March 15, 2012 @ 11:00 am
Archive programme delving into Birmingham's hidden histories, including the legendary King Kong statue.
Introducing this year’s patron saint
Each year Flatpack pays homage to a patron saint, someone from Birmingham who has played a role in film history. In some ways our ...
Posted on 22nd December 2011
Iris Barry: Both Sides Now
March 27, 2011 @ 12:30 pm
Iris Barry's life and legacy as a writer and curator are explored by Laura Marcus and Elaine Burrows.
Welcome to the Jungle
March 27, 2011 @ 11:30 am
Negotiate your way through the archive undergrowth with three recent film heritage projects.
A Secret History of Birmingham
March 27, 2011 @ 10:00 am
A glimpse into the attics of two keen 16mm collectors, including rare colour footage of post-war Birmingham.
In Bed With Chris Needham
March 26, 2011 @ 8:30 pm
Legendary 1992 video diary about a Loughborough thrash metal fan - with Chris Needham in person.
Christine & Lift
March 26, 2011 @ 1:00 pm
Double-bill of two deceptively simple British films, including a rare Alan Clarke drama, chosen by Gillian Wearing.
Busy Being Born
March 26, 2011 @ 11:00 am
Shorts, animation and archive clips of a natal nature, from Stan Brakhage to the Immaculate Conception.
March 25, 2011 @ 12:00 pm
Bunker installation created by Mordant Music, featuring rescored films from the Central Office of Information.
Vintage Mobile Cinema
March 24, 2011 @ 12:00 pm
A 1960s mobile cinema unit, refurbished to its former glory and trundling all over Birmingham throughout the festival.
March 27, 2010 @ 6:00 pm
The Cold War, according to Alfred Hitchcock.
Walking Down Bristol St
March 24, 2010 @ 6:30 pm
Bimingham's cultural scene in the 1930s. What made the city such a cultural hub between the wars?
Uncle Hans-Peter comes to Birmingham
A taste of coming attractions…. UNCLE HANS-PETER PARTY at FLATPACK 24.03.10 from Let Me Feel Your Finger First on Vimeo. Uncle ...
Posted on 23rd March 2010
March 23, 2010 @ 7:30 pm
St Martins Church
F.W.Murnau's classic 1927 film in St Martin's Church, with a new score by jazz pianist Alcyona Mick.