Flatpack Festival
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Swipeside (24-26 March)

Sam Groves
Sunday 16th March, 2014 Posted by Sam Groves

This year, as part of our eighth film festival, we’ve been working with a team of students at Birmingham City University to curate and deliver a new strand, Swipeside. Focussing on student, emerging, and visually distinctive work (mostly animation), Swipeside takes place at the university’s brand-spanking new building in eastside (next to Millennium Point, and featured above). We'll have a whole host of national and international guests, including Nobuaki Doi and Mirai Mizue (Calf), Priit Pärn, Cyriak, BAFTA-winners Will Anderson & Ainslie HendersonChris Randall, and Eimhin McNamara. There'll be workshops, discussions, and screenings taking place over the three days, and most of it is free. The full Swipeside programme is as follows:

Monday 24 March Calf Retrospective + Screen Talk BCU Parkside, Lecture Theatre (Third Floor), £5*, 6:00 – 8:00pm

Tuesday 25 March Mirai Mizue: ‘Wonder of Animation’ Workshop BCU Parkside, Illustration Studio (Fourth Floor), Free (booking essential), 2:00 – 5:00pm

Pärnography: Selected Works and Screen Talk BCU Parkside, The Shell (Ground Floor), £5*, 6:00 - 8:00pm

Wednesday 26 March Studio Animators in Conversation BCU Parkside, The Shell (Ground Floor), Free, 5:00 – 6:30pm

Swipeside Shorts BCU Parkside, The Shell (Ground Floor), Free, 6:45 - 8:30pm

Extras: Story-Spline will be running throughout the duration of Swipeside, and we'll also be headed to the recently-refurbed boozer, The Woodman after the screening on Wednesday night. Join us there for a drink.

*Free for students with valid ID cards

Swipeside Sting (Flatpack Film Festival 2014) from 7inch cinema on Vimeo.

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