Flatpack Festival
Film for all the senses

Colour Box: Full of Beans

5 - 16 April

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April’s Colour Box screening forms part of Sandwell’s brilliant In The Mix Festival - a programme of events investigating the relationship between art and healthy eating.

Password: beans

Truffles Dir. Katerina Karhankova & Alexandra Majova, Czech Republic 2020 - 6 mins)
Submarine Sandwich Dir: PES, US 2014 - 2 mins
Eaten Dir: Mohsen Rezapour, Iran 2019 - 7 mins
A Film by M+M Dir: Matt Yang & Megan McShane, US 2020 - 3 mins
Bao Dir: Domee Shi, US 2018 - 8 mins
Looney Foodz Dir: Paolo Gaudio, Italy 2017 - 3 mins
Bench Dir: Rich Webber, UK 2020 - 2 mins
Fresh Guacamole Dir: PES, US 2012 - 2 mins
Apple Tree Man Dir: Alla Vartanyan, Russia 2020 - 11 mins

Our task was to put together a selection of deliciously food-based shorts, and we’re delighted to say - mission accomplished! Within this veritable feast of films, you’ll find gigantic watermelons, cute little bao buns, truffle-hunting bears, argumentative apple trees, and guacamole made out of dice, golf balls, light bulbs, and monopoly houses (probably don’t try that recipe at home). And as is often the way with our Colour Box films, there’s plenty of silliness in there to put smiles on your faces this Easter.

Hungry for more? We’ve got a couple of food-inspired workshops for any peckish crafters out there: make your own Jeff Koons-inspired dog out of grapes and spaghetti, and an edible Jackson Pollock artwork on toast. See the videos at the bottom of this page.

As usual, our Colour Box compere Sarah is on hand to talk you through the films, and she has one or two surprises up her sleeves…

In the Mix is brought to you by Sandwell HAF Arts & Culture Task & Finish Group made up of Sandwell Cultural Education Partnership, Sandwell Youth Service, Shape (SMBC), Black Country Touring, Newave Education and Ingestre Hall Arts Centre.

These films are presented as part of our bi-monthly Colour Box Online programme. To stay in the Colour Box loop, sign up to our mailing list at the bottom of this page.


Password: beans
Dir. Various
50 mins
Suitable for all ages

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