shorts




Dalmatian Animation

It’s our pleasure to support The Busy Parent’s Network celebrating the launch of the first ever picture book of The Hundred ...

Made In Brum

Sunday September 17th, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Hop aboard our floating cinema and catch a selection of shorts made in Brum as well as a few of our favourites

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 ...

Flatpack 2017 Awards

Sunday April 9th, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Join us as we bid our farewells to another festival, and give out those coveted allen keys to the finest shorts at this year’s festival ...

Funny Squared

Sunday April 9th, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Relax with this comedy programme that travels from the UK to the US with a Finnish detour.

Ordinary Heroes

Saturday April 8th, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:20 pm
Seven films that share a keen sense of observation and a sincere admiration for their subjects.

Pick n Mix

Saturday April 8th, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
An overview of the creativity and diversity that can be found in the short format.

Floating Cinema Shorts

Saturday April 8th, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Ikon will be screening a selection of experimental shorts from some of Jean Painléve' his contemporaries on their boat.

The Festival of (In)appropriation #9

Thursday April 6th, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
A selection of contemporary shorts all the way from LA that rework the familiar into something entirely different.

Still Moving

Wednesday April 5th, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Is it still or is it moving?

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, ...

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.

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.

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.

Shortcuts

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

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.

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 ...

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.

BSA Showreel

April 20, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
This year sees the continuation of the collaboration between the Birmingham School of Acting and School of English screenwriters for ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Time to Submit for Flatpack 10

A year compressed into 365 second-long animated days. A ghostly figure dances through a hauntingly beautiful world of violence and ...

Pick n Mix 2

March 30, 2014 @ 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
A full bag of assorted filmic treats awaits with the second of our Pick n Mix programmes. Featuring new work by Flatpack favourites, ...

Swipeside Shorts

March 26, 2014 @ 6:45 pm - 8:30 pm
A compendium of some of the best international shorts from the last 18 months.

Pick n Mix 1

March 22, 2014 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Our ever popular Pick n Mix programmes are back again this year, featuring Sandy, a fictional animation about Joseph Mann's beach ...

A Taste of Flatpack

March 20, 2014 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
With films handpicked from all of our shorts programmes, this eclectic compendium should help you map out your itinerary for the rest ...

Eyes on the Prize

March 31, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
As Flatpack 7 slips through our fingers, we gather in the Palais once more to bid farewell to the whole shooting-match. This time ...

Tilted Axis (Repeat)

March 31, 2013 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Exploring their subjects with somewhat of a shifted perspective, things aren’t always as they seem in this selection of works from some ...

Colour Box: Bugs and Beasts

March 30, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
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Cunning birds, wriggly insects, and singing monsters light up this selection of animated shorts.

Cartoon Rock

March 30, 2013 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Get Saturday started off on the right track, with free films and free cereal, as we turn the Palais into one big living room.

Cyclomania

March 30, 2013 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
A celebration of the two-wheeled velocipede, featuring pedal-powered films, the Cyclotrope, bike polo and the world famous Bicycle ...

Natural Habitats

March 29, 2013 @ 6:30 pm - 7:50 pm
Our second animation programme promises both joyous and sombre takes on life.

Tilted Axis

March 29, 2013 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Exploring their subjects with somewhat of a shifted perspective, things aren’t always as they seem in this selection of works from some ...

Colour Box: Flying Colours

March 29, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
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Taking the aerial route, these shorts take us on a trip high up into the clouds with animals, people, and even books taking to the air.

Eastern Lo-Fi

March 28, 2013 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dir: Various, 80 mins There are some trailers which make viewing the complete film a new life-priority. When we saw the teaser for ...

Flatpack Palais Opening

March 28, 2013 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
After a week of exciting events in equally exciting places Flatpack is coming home to the Flatpack Palais, and this year we even have ...

Shynola: Collected Works

March 28, 2013 @ 6:15 pm - 8:30 pm
A chance to take stock of Shynola’s terrific back-catalogue, peek inside their sketch-books, and get a live director’s commentary.

Unpacked

March 28, 2013 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
**Unfortunately this event has been cancelled. All advance ticket holders will be refunded in full.** After a brief hiatus, UNPACKED ...

Celluloid Nights

March 27, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
An evening of analogue film antics at Thinktank, in the birthplace of celluloid.

Edgeless Shapes

March 27, 2013 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The first of our animation programmes concentrates on the more hypnotic side of the art with an assortment of playful, surreal, and ...

KINO 10: ROFLOL

March 23, 2013 @ 3:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Well, maybe not rolling on the floor, but there’s sure to be plenty of lolz in this selection of shorts curated by Birmingham short ...

Nightlife

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.

Short and Swede

March 23, 2013 @ 12:00 pm - 1:40 pm
Lo-fi, crass and genuinely funny truncated versions of popular feature films.

A Taste of Flatpack

March 21, 2013 @ 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
If you’re dipping your toes into the Flatpack bath for the first time then this is the screening for you. Cramming the best of ...

Pedal-powered cinema

March 21, 2013 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
If you’re seeking entertainment and exercise on your lunchbreak, here’s both in one handy package. With help from Bike ...

Dissimilated Visions

March 21, 2013 @ 12:00 pm - March 23, 2013 @ 6:00 pm
Located in the Film Bug Hub, Dissimilated Visions is a single screen installation of some of the finest contemporary experimental works ...

Got any films?

As you may have noticed the Flatpack site has had a lick of paint in anticipation of next year’s festival, and we’re now ...

Light Fantastic

You may think we’re in post-Flatpack hibernation, but it’s far from the truth. On the horizon are events with Ikon Gallery ...

Salon des Refuses

March 18, 2012 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
A collective devoted to screening films which have been rejected by international festivals - in this case, Flatpack.

Post Apocalyptic Walk-In Movie

Thursday 12th May 2011 The Edge, 20:00-23:00 Entry: Free Those five days of film, music and delicious cakes have flown by for another ...

Celestial Navigations

March 27, 2011 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
A speeded-up voyage through the mind-boggling CV of artist and occasional Sesame St animator Al Jarnow.

Full Frame

March 26, 2011 @ 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
An overview of some recent work made using digital single-lens reflex cameras - or DSLRs to you.

Colour Box 2

March 26, 2011 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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Family programme of computer animation, including Pigeon Impossible and Oscar-winning short The Lost Thing.

Lichter Films

March 26, 2011 @ 3:00 pm - 4:20 pm
Selection of animation, documentary and experimental work from the Lichter film festival in Frankfurt.

Colour Box 1

March 26, 2011 @ 1:30 pm - 2:50 pm
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A programme of shorts for younger viewers, featuring whale-birds, walking acorns and naughty clouds.

Open Cinema

March 26, 2011 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
An introduction to the work of Open Cinema, a network of film clubs for homeless and marginalised people.

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.

Mind Bombs

March 25, 2011 @ 10:30 pm - 11:55 pm
Pulsating shorts and music videos from a new generation of psychedelic animators. Introduced by David Wilson.

Pixel Visions

March 25, 2011 @ 8:30 pm - 10:10 pm
A programme of mind-boggling early computer animation by the likes of Lillian Schwartz and John Whitney.

Too Much Information

March 24, 2011 @ 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Some of the finest world animation from the past year or so, including the latest from David O'Reilly.

Shorts on Walls

March 24, 2011 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Roundup of the best new animation from the region, featuring George Best and a man inside a cat.

Puppetoons

March 28, 2010 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Classic early shorts from a pioneer of puppet animation.

Channel 1

March 27, 2010 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
The best new animated shorts from around the world, including Vessela Dantcheva's Anna Blume.

Puppetology

March 27, 2010 @ 1:30 pm - 2:50 pm
An inventive crop of puppet-infested shorts and music videos.

Pandemic

March 26, 2010 @ 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Showcase programme from Glasgow Short Film Festival. Features compulsive body-popping and flying lighthouse-keepers.

Short and Sweet

March 25, 2010 @ 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Free screening presented by London's only weekly short film night.

Shooting People

March 25, 2010 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
2009 highlights from Shooting People's Film of the Month competition.

Close Down

March 16, 2009 @ 3:30 am - 6:30 am
The end! Watch the weekend gently slide away in the company of live guests July Skies and an unofficial 'best of the fest'. Presented ...

Channel 3

March 15, 2009 @ 10:30 pm - 11:50 pm
As with the last Flatpack, we close the lid on our shorts programmes with a round-up of some of the best animation we’ve come ...

Cyrk_Points and Slashes

March 15, 2009 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
When not designing things like the Flatpack brochure Dave Gaskarth puts on events as part of the Cyrk collective, exploring the outer ...

Animal Magic

March 15, 2009 @ 6:30 pm - 7:40 pm
We’ve already had cats and mice, and now here’s a whole herd of animal films...

Shorts on Walls

March 15, 2009 @ 1:30 am - 3:00 am
A special Flatpack edition of Shorts on Walls, an occasional gathering convened by Animation Forum WM where animators from the region ...

BAFTA Animated Shorts nominees

March 15, 2009 @ 12:00 am - 1:15 am
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) in partnership with ScreenWM is proud to present a screening of the nominated ...

Kinopixel: Exploding the Image

March 15, 2009 @ 12:00 am - 12:50 am
A programme of experimental film and new media art including work by Lis Rhodes and Guy Sherwin. Curated by Darryl Georgiou, and first ...

Knitflicks

March 14, 2009 @ 9:00 pm - 10:40 pm
Last year 7 Inch Cinema were invited to come up with something crafty to complement the ‘Fabric of Myth’ exhibition at ...

Helen

March 14, 2009 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Joy was last seen a few days ago, walking across the park towards the woods in a yellow coat. One of her class-mates at college, Helen, ...

Channel 2

March 14, 2009 @ 7:00 pm - 8:20 pm
A series of short film postcards, with the filmmaker using their camera to get under the skin of a place and explore their own ...

Moon Dreams

March 14, 2009 @ 1:30 am - 3:50 am
We’ve been meaning to do a programme like this for ages, and the 400th anniversary of Galileo first pointing his telescope at the ...

Channel 1

March 13, 2009 @ 2:45 am - 4:05 am
Our first shorts selection is roughly themed around ‘films-about-film’ - but it’s less navel-gazing than that might ...