Flatpack Festival
Film for all the senses

Flatpack 2020

Flatpack returns on 5-10 May 2020, lighting up cinemas, archways, galleries and bars across Birmingham for a week of audiovisual mayhem.

"There's a real sense of community here... varied architecture, a maze-like layout that’s ripe for exploration and a diverse people always up for chatting and sharing ideas"
The Upcoming on Flatpack 2019

A film festival like no other, Flatpack stirs together screenings with live events, food, walks, installations and parties to turn Birmingham on its head for a week. The fourteenth edition returns on 5-10 May 2020, with a particular focus on the eye and how technology changes the way we look at the world. Other key strands include...

  • OPTICAL SOUND - cinema for the ear, exploring the love affair between sound and image through live performance and AV artistry;
  • UNPACKED - a chance to delve into the creative process, as filmmakers and artists open up about the joy and pain of making new work;
  • COLOUR BOX - the culmination of our year-round family programme, three days of events and activities for younger viewers and doers.

Plus international feature previews, a brilliant short film competition, live soundtracks and some very special events.

If you'd like to get an idea of Flatpacks past, you can browse our festival archive.

More programme details will be announced very soon, so keep ‘em peeled - trust us, Flatpack no.14 will be a feast for sore eyes...

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