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Flatpack at MIRAGE Film Festival

Sam Groves
Monday 10th October, 2022 Posted by Sam Groves

We're heading to MIRAGE this week, Oslo's international film festival dedicated to 'the art of the real', to share some of the best documentary shorts that have featured in our festival programme over the years.

The 5-day festival screens films from all around the world alongside exhibitions, masterclasses, gigs and parties. From vinyl film soundtrack dance parties to live foley performance to slowing down and watching beautiful documentaries from a hammock - there's plenty to get excited about. Not to mention that this will be the first time a Flatpack short film programme will be enjoyed from a Norwegian sauna!

MIRAGE is dedicated to showcasing docs and hybrids, and the short film programme reflects this (in spades), with work by filmmakers exploring a multutude of themes with skill, craft and unique approaches.

Douwe Dijkstra's Supporting Film explores the peculiar ritual of watching film in a playful and inventive love letter to filmgoers everywhere. In the heartwarming Flatpack 2019 hit Nobu former karate world champion Nobuaki Konno chats to his daughter - fashion designer Lisa Konno - about cultural differences, love, friendship and solitude, all whilst modelling a collection she made inspired by him. And the viewer must confront 'how work works' in Jobs for All - a rollercoaster ride of a film that reviews the Industrial Age as we know it today.

You can check out the full shorts line-up over on Mirage's website.

And we thoroughly recommend taking a look at their festival programme. Well worth a visit we'd say, so keep an eye out for next year's dates!

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