Flatpack Festival
Film for all the senses

Team pick #1

Abbe Elliston
Monday 14th March, 2011 Posted by Abbe Elliston

Hello! *waves*  My name is Annabel and I am Marketing Assistant for the festival. During the festival itself I will be tweeting, blogging and adding fun things to the facebook page. I'll be the one in a corner with her face lit up by a laptop and tapping furiously on the keyboard. Please come and say hello!

There is so much happening at Flatpack this year. In the next week or so we will be introducing the festival team and sharing some of the events and screenings we are most looking forward to. Here are a few of my highlights:

every minute, always

every minute, always

A headphone performance for two people taking place at the Electric, the piece is named after the famous quotation from Brief Encounter: 'I want to remember every minute, always, always to the end of my days'. From your cinema seat participants will be guided into a rich and sonically transporting world of cinematic perspective with a growing awareness of the relationship between each other. It sounds absolutely magical.

If this tickles your fancy you may also like... Lundahl & Seitl's Symphony of a Missing Room taking place at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery as part of Fierce Festival.  Using headphones and help from the performers, participants are led through the building for a very personal journey revealing new perceptions about the self, time and space we inhabit.

Too Much Information
Having studied animation I love seeing what's new. I was recently blown away by BAFTA winning The Eagleman Stag (how on earth was it made?!) which will be screened, as well as David O'Reilly's new film The External World. I love David's dark short Please Say Something which was shown at Flatpack two years ago.

Keystone Cutups

Continuing the strong archive theme through the festival this year, collaborators People Like Us and Ergo Phizmiz present a beautiful kaleidoscopic split-screen mash-up through silent cinema. The perfect Sunday evening in my opinion. Ergo Phizmiz has been described as a British Zappa or a musical equivalent to Chris Morris so expect a great original soundtrack too!

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