Sound Explorers wanted

As part of our Birmingham 68 programme during the festival (more on which very soon…), composer and filmmaker Scott Johnston is ...

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 ...


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.

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 ...

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 ...

Archive Innovation Lab

March 29, 2014 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Join Film Hub South West & West Midlands for an exploration of the regional film and television archives and a look at innovative ...

Picture Houses: exhibition opening

March 26, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Photographer John Fallon has spent a number of years tracking down former cinemas in varying degrees of disrepair, and capturing ...

The Gatekeepers

March 23, 2013 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 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 - 3:15 pm
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 - 4:00 pm
Set up last year at Wednesfield Community Centre, 8mm Cine Club is a place to screen old film reels amongst friends. Having unearthed ...

Your Mediatheque

March 18, 2012 @ 3:30 pm - 5:15 pm
Looking forward to the arrival of a BFI Mediatheque next year as part of Birmingham's new library.

Ikon Slow Boat

March 16, 2012 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ikon's converted narrowboat becomes a floating cinema for the weekend.

Dust in the Attic

March 15, 2012 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Archive programme delving into Birmingham's hidden histories, including the legendary King Kong statue.

Iris Barry: Both Sides Now

March 27, 2011 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 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 - 3:15 pm
Negotiate your way through the archive undergrowth with three recent film heritage projects.

Christine & Lift

March 26, 2011 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 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 - 12:40 pm
Shorts, animation and archive clips of a natal nature, from Stan Brakhage to the Immaculate Conception.

Nesst 2

March 25, 2011 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 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 - 5:00 pm
A 1960s mobile cinema unit, refurbished to its former glory and trundling all over Birmingham throughout the festival.

Double Take

March 27, 2010 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Cold War, according to Alfred Hitchcock.


March 23, 2010 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
F.W.Murnau's classic 1927 film in St Martin's Church, with a new score by jazz pianist Alcyona Mick.