Flatpack Festival
Film for all the senses

With a Little Help From Our Friends

13 - 21 February

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This month's Colour Box programme of short films is all about friends and friendship, and we’re delighted to be presenting it with the Brewhouse Arts Centre in Burton, and the Midlands Arts Centre in Birmingham.

We may not have been able to spend as much time with our friends as we’d have liked over the last year, but remembering that they’re always there for us when we need them has certainly been a source of comfort. This selection of shorts celebrates all sorts of friendships, starring an assortment of characters and creatures from the very best of friends to unlikely allies and acquaintances. With films from all over the world, from Hungary to Japan, to the United States, this programme will leave you with a warm glow inside, just like a hug from an old pal.

Guiding us through the films will be Colour Box compere Sarah Hamilton Baker, and beneath the films you'll find a couple of activities that families can do together on the theme of friendship.

Suitable for the whole family!


Password: friends

Rabbit and Deer
Dir. Péter Vácz, Hungary 2013 - 16 mins

Theo and Celeste
Dir. Hannah Dougherty, Australia 2018 - 3 mins

Mogu & Perol
Dir. Tsuneo Goda, Japan 2018 - 9 mins

Lost and Found
Dir. Bradley Slabe & Andrew Goldsmith, Australia 2018 - 8 mins

Summer Camp Island
Dir. Julia Pott, USA 2018 - 8 mins


Turn your fruit and veg into cubist characters with this activity led by Sarah Hamilton Baker. (The app Sarah uses to make her own short film with her new fruity friends is Stop Motion Studio)

Make a paper ring of friends with this activity lead by Sarah Hamilton Baker.

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

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