Flatpack Festival
Film for all the senses

Annual Report 2022-23

Thursday 27th June, 2024

September 2022 - August 2023 was a big year for us, marking the twentieth anniversary of our very first film night.

We talk about those humble beginnings often, but it bears repeating. What started off as a film and mixed media night in a local pub in Digbeth has grown up to include a celebrated international festival, year-round events bringing local communities together and a portfolio of heritage projects exploring the rich history of Birmingham.

In 2022-23 alone we delivered over 140 events, turning all sorts of different spaces into cinemas right across the Midlands. Our annual report outlines highlights and achivements from those 12 months, including:

  • Commissioniong new work, bringing unique audiovisual performances to Birmingham and working with 80+ artists and filmmakers
  • A threefold increase in the range of voices shaping our programming
  • The growth of our co-created community neighbourhood programme, transforming more than 30 spaces (including parks, gardens, churches and pubs) into cinemas
  • A monthly family programme of relaxed, interactive screenings and creative workshops
  • Leading the development of film culture across the UK with our 'Spotlight' approach

You can read/download the full report here.

And if you ever want to find out a bit more about what we're working on - do get in touch.

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