Flatpack Festival
Film for all the senses

Watch. Make. Play.

Colour Box at Home is designed to bring all the fun of our family film screenings and workshops into homes across the Midlands and beyond.

Through September, October, and November 2021, we’re making it easier than ever to enjoy the very best short films from around the world with three online film screenings which can be viewed from the comfort of your living room. We’ve been working alongside 15 artists from all across the country to design an accompanying pack which includes specially made activity books and all sorts of goodies for parents/guardians and kids to have fun crafting, making, and playing together.

Activity Packs

Each month, your pack will include a different activity book with tasks, experiments, games and more, bringing the films to life and unleashing your child’s inner creativity. Each screening will be available for a whole weekend giving flexibility to how and when you watch, and they will be compèred by a special guest, who will guide you through the films, and what to do with your packs.


Each edition is themed - the first explores sound and music, the second is all about the natural world, and the third is a celebration of living differently. The films are divided into two sections, those for 3-5 year olds, and 6+, but we think they’re suitable suitable for all ages (and there’s plenty in there for the parents too!). This project is very much about encouraging parents and guardians to have fun watching and making with their kids, so expect your inner creativity to be unleashed also...


18-19 September - Sound & Music
23-24 October - Back to Nature
27-28 November - Dare to be Different

Order your November activity pack now:


Tickets are £4 (+ £1 booking fee), but we want to make sure that everyone can enjoy our Colour Box @ Home events. If you'd like a pack but don't have the means to buy one (for example if you are unemployed, receive universal credit or your child is eligible for pupil premium) please make use of our free packs.

There are a limited run of packs each month, so order early to avoid disappointment.

We're incredibly grateful for the support of Arts Council England, Arts Connect,The EH Smith Charitable Trust and The DMF Ellis Charitable Trust. And props to Nag Vladermersky from the London International Animation Festival for his curatorial nous.

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