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Flatpack 2020 :: get involved

Ian Francis
Friday 3rd April, 2020 Posted by Ian Francis

Two opportunities to contribute to Flatpack 2020: the Home Entertainment edition...

Like many others the Flatpack team have been adjusting to the world of remote working, navigating the joys of video conferencing and trying not to get distracted by the laundry. Although our May festival is no longer happening, we've been busy planning a virtual edition which you will be able to access for free without leaving your sofa from Friday 1 May. As well as a bounty of short film exclusives for all ages, the programme will include a couple of open call events which are now welcoming your submissions...

PechaKucha Birmingham

Sunday 10 May, 3pm
Just as before, we are inviting presentations on the theme of 'Vision' using the PechaKucha format (20 slides, 20 seconds each). The difference being that you will no longer be expected to come down to the festival hub to present it, but can instead record your talk at home. A few words from PK Birmingham organiser Ben Waddington:

"We are expanding the original theme of Vision to reflect the mood, thoughts and routines of our overnight lockdown culture. Vision could now be interpreted as what you have been watching for entertainment, information or for pure escapism. You may find you have been reflecting on your political worldview, approach to health and your future beyond-the-doorstep travel plans. For most of us, 2020 will not end the way it began."

If you have a Vision in twenty slides which you'd like to share, get in touch with Ben by Sunday 19th April and he'll tell you what to do next.

Overlap Animation Show & Tell

Wednesday 13 May, 7pm
Launched at Flatpack 2019, Overlap is a popular quarterly gathering for the region's animators. As well as showing new shorts and work in progress many Overlap guests also create pieces especially for the event, and this time they'll be sharing them in a virtual bar for your viewing pleasure. The prompt for this event is WILD, and submissions are open for anything over 1 second. Get in touch with Louis Hudson by Monday 11 May if you want to contribute.

Image from The Science of Sleep (Michel Gondry, 2006)

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