Flatpack Festival
Film for all the senses

2022 on camera

Thursday 15th December, 2022

Explorations through Birmingham’s cinematic history. Incredible new commissions. Watching all sorts of films in all sorts of places - from castles and parks to cathedrals and community centres. It's safe to say 2022 has been a busy one at Flatpack HQ...

CineCov had its grand finale

...wrapping up a dizzying lineup of 200+ film events across Coventry with over 30,000 attendees.

We launched Wonderland at BM&AG

...with 400,000 visitors exploring Birmingham's cinematic history across six months (Missed it? Check out the virtual version on the Wonderland website).

The exhibition was the focal point for a programme of events delving into Birmingham's movie-going stories, including DJ and entrepreneur Cecil Morris revisiting his time programming the late-night slot at the Elite Cinema...

...and a screening and conversation with Birmingham projectionist Joan Pearson, a central figure in the exhibition.

We published our second book

...a beautiful journey through six decades of Birmingham's most contested patch of land, bringing together David Rowan’s photo documentary of the demise of Birmingham Central Library and Derek Fairbrother’s photographs, taken during thirty years of post-war redevelopment (available to buy from our shop).

Flatpack Festival turned 16

...and we welcomed audiences back to our first in person festival since 2019.

We spent our summer watching films under the stars

...returning to Dudley Castle for our annual immersive horror night and popping up in parks across the city.

We launched the first Balsall Heath Film Festival

...working with new partners to deliver walks, talks, bazaars, and a very special event that brought the Waldorf cinema back to life forty years after it closed down.

And throughout the year we spent the first Sunday of each month at Midlands Arts Centre

...making robots, glow in the dark planets and lego masterpieces, before watching some brilliant family film.

A huge thank you to everyone who got involved with Flatpack this year - partners, funders, artists, filmmakers, and of course, our lovely audiences.

Images courtesy Katja Ogrin and Jack Spicer Adams

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