Flatpack Festival
Film for all the senses

Abbe Elliston

Abbe Elliston

After graduating in music and spending a slightly aimless year moving to Scotland and back, I found myself starting a career in Operations. This turned out to be a great fit and I’ve spent the last 7 years managing all aspects of events and attractions in both the private and not-for-profit sectors. I now spend my days making sure everything runs smoothly here at Flatpack by managing the finances, governance and operations, and looking after the team (which includes fulfilling the vital role of snack provider).


Festival volunteers and staff chatting at an event. The back of the volunteer t-shirt reads Flatpack festival.

Call For Volunteers!

Tuesday 23rd January, 2024
An artist performing a live audiovisual show, stood to the left with lots of technical equipment, looking at a large screen displaying colourful animation. A busy audience watches.

Now Hiring: Flatpack Festival

Thursday 11th January, 2024

Flatpack Festival Quiz!

Monday 1st May, 2023

Navigating the 32 hour week

Tuesday 21st February, 2023


Wednesday 25th January, 2023

Front of House Manager Wanted!

Tuesday 24th January, 2023

Producer Wanted!

Wednesday 14th December, 2022

Trustees Wanted!

Tuesday 26th April, 2022

Flatpack 2022: Call for volunteers!

Monday 7th March, 2022

Festival Producer Wanted!

Wednesday 1st December, 2021

New Trustees Wanted

Wednesday 15th April, 2020

Flatpicks 2019: Abbe Elliston

Monday 22nd April, 2019

Join Our Freelancing Family

Wednesday 14th November, 2018

We're hiring!

Thursday 4th October, 2018

Flatpicks 2018: Abbe Elliston

Tuesday 10th April, 2018

Misty, Frequently Water-Coloured, Memories

Wednesday 19th April, 2017


Monday 10th April, 2017


Thursday 6th April, 2017


Tuesday 4th April, 2017


Tuesday 4th April, 2017


Thursday 30th March, 2017

Flatpack Guide to: Documentary

Wednesday 29th March, 2017


Tuesday 28th March, 2017

Flatpack Guide to: Unpacked

Monday 27th March, 2017

Flatpack Guide to: Optical Sound

Saturday 25th March, 2017

The Brumburger Miracle

Wednesday 22nd March, 2017

Pocket Film Festival

Monday 13th March, 2017

Blast off!

Thursday 9th March, 2017

Highlights and Flatpass now on sale

Tuesday 21st February, 2017

Festival Volunteers: We Want You!

Monday 30th January, 2017

New Year, New Design

Monday 23rd January, 2017

You've Got a Friend in Flatpack

Friday 20th January, 2017

Attention: Hosts Needed!

Wednesday 14th December, 2016

Jobs jobs jobs

Thursday 8th December, 2016

Edge of Frame Weekend

Friday 2nd December, 2016


Monday 28th November, 2016

Late Night Work Club Interview

Friday 25th November, 2016

Cinekid Festival

Tuesday 15th November, 2016

Job Vacancy: Festival Assistant

Tuesday 13th September, 2016

Shock and Gore Interview

Monday 27th June, 2016

Screendance at Flatpack

Wednesday 6th April, 2016

Flatpack 9 Competition Winners

Wednesday 1st April, 2015


Tuesday 24th March, 2015

Flatpack 9: The First Weekend

Friday 20th March, 2015

...and we're off!

Thursday 19th March, 2015

Flatpack inspired posters

Wednesday 18th March, 2015

The Return of Film Bug: 20 - 21 March

Friday 13th March, 2015

One week to go + programme amendments

Thursday 12th March, 2015

Get Involved at Flatpack 9

Tuesday 3rd March, 2015

Full programme now live

Tuesday 17th February, 2015

London Warm Up

Friday 6th February, 2015

Highlights & Flatpass on sale

Monday 2nd February, 2015

WFMU, benshi and zoetropes

Wednesday 14th January, 2015

Flatpack 9: A First Peek

Friday 19th December, 2014

Programme Assistant Wanted

Wednesday 17th December, 2014

Submissions Deadline Approaching.

Tuesday 2nd December, 2014

Flatpack December

Tuesday 25th November, 2014

Half Term Family Fun

Wednesday 29th October, 2014

Submissions - 2 Months to Go!

Wednesday 22nd October, 2014

Coming up at Flatpack...

Monday 24th March, 2014

Events for younger viewers and doers

Wednesday 19th March, 2014

A busy Friday...

Friday 14th March, 2014

Film Bug 2014

Monday 10th March, 2014


Friday 7th March, 2014

Two weeks to go!

Thursday 6th March, 2014

London - festival taster

Friday 28th February, 2014

Flatpack 2014 is live!

Tuesday 25th February, 2014

Festival highlights now on sale

Wednesday 22nd January, 2014

Why the extra F?

Monday 20th January, 2014

Call for volunteers

Wednesday 15th January, 2014

Flatpack 2013 intern roles

Wednesday 7th November, 2012


Friday 2nd March, 2012

Super-duper Volunteers Needed!

Monday 23rd January, 2012

Clocks go forward tonight!

Saturday 26th March, 2011

A few additions...

Friday 25th March, 2011

Rubber: extra screening

Friday 25th March, 2011

...and we're off!

Thursday 24th March, 2011

Special guests

Tuesday 22nd March, 2011

Juneau Projects

Saturday 19th March, 2011

The Dirty End - a place to refuel

Wednesday 16th March, 2011

Fierce website live

Tuesday 15th March, 2011

The Studio @ Fairbridge

Monday 14th March, 2011

Team pick #1

Monday 14th March, 2011


Friday 11th March, 2011

Colour Box

Monday 21st February, 2011

A few dates for the diary

Monday 7th February, 2011

Call for volunteers

Thursday 13th January, 2011

Iris Barry

Tuesday 14th December, 2010

A sack full 'o films

Saturday 11th December, 2010

Vintage Mobile Cinema

Monday 6th December, 2010

Exciting updates and looming deadlines

Friday 26th November, 2010

Flatpack Weekend

Saturday 27th March, 2010

Day 4

Friday 26th March, 2010

Brochures and city transformations

Saturday 20th March, 2010

A taster...

Thursday 4th March, 2010
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