Flatpack Festival
Film for all the senses

Short Film Competition: Artistic Licence

Tuesday 14th May, 2024

The Mockingbird Cinema - Screen 1 | 18:00 - 19:30

Pablo Picasso supposedly said “Art is a lie that makes us realise truth”.

Whether this is the case or not, art can sure shine a light on things that might otherwise stay hidden - forgotten memories, uncomfortable truths, suppressed narratives.

Exploring the relationship between art, meaning-making and space-making, this programme sees a censorship board struggling to agree on what makes a film appropriate (Titanic: Suitable Version for Iranian Families), a videogame character searching for something missing (Kinderfilm) and an uncomfortable realisation during a promotional video project (This Film Might be White).

You’ll leave the cinema with plenty to think about.


This Film Might be White
(Dir: Sebastian Micci, Sweden 2023, 14 mins)

Titanic, Suitable version for Iranian Families
(Dir: Farnoosh Samadi, Iran 2023, 15 mins)

The Wages of John Pernia
(Dir: Ben Young, UK 2023, 8 mins)

The film you are about to see
(Dir: Maxime Marinot, France 2023, 11 mins)

Between Delicate and Violent
(Dir: Şirin Bahar Demirel, Turkey 2023, 15 mins)

(Dir: Total Refusal, Austria 2023, 11 mins)

Doors: 17:45
Screening Starts: 18:00

Content warnings: Discrimination, Abuse, Language

You can buy a pass to all events taking place at the Mockingbird Cinema for £80 (£40 concession). Visit our ticketing platform Eventive for more information on passes.

Browse all the events taking place at the Mockingbird here.

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