As Flatpack 7 slips through our fingers, we gather in the Palais once more to bid farewell to the whole shooting-match. This time there’s an extra edge to proceedings, because for the first time we’re giving out awards. Now don’t get the wrong idea. We’re not talking cringey speeches, or close-ups of grinning losers, or lounge covers of familiar theme tunes (well, maybe that). We felt that recognition was due for some of the amazing short films that pass through our projectors each year, and so tonight five prizes will be presented. Two of them will be chosen by you, the viewing public, so look out for voting slips at screenings. If we’re honest, for us weary festival-organisers the real prize is reaching the finishing line. We hope that you’ll join us to relive some of this year’s highlights, as we all start adjusting to Life After Flatpack.