Flatpack Festival
Film for all the senses

Saturday 2 - Sunday 10 May

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The first of our animated family programmes is particularly suitable for younger viewers, and is full of colourful, creative films from around the world. Croatian short Snail the Painter has all sorts of fun taking a line for a walk, while Evgenia Golubeva’s The Witch and the Baby offers a fresh spin on the Baba Yaga stories. If you fancy bopping round the living room check out Yoko Yuki’s video for ShalaBonBon, or for some bedtime viewing there’s Julian Gallese’s Lullaby.

See also Colour Box 2: In Full Swing

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To kick things off, here's an introduction to the programme from our Colour Box Coordinator...



Dir: Minato Matsuda, Haruna Ueno, Tomoko Taiga (Japan 2019, 3 mins)
One day, a hungry dinosaur comes across a weird jumping egg in the forest.... A colourful and funny film made with fluffy flat puppets.


Dir: Manuela Vladić-Maštruko (Croatia 2018, 8 mins)
In this slow and hypnotic film aimed at the younger ones, smiley snails show us what happens when mixing colours...

BonnouShimizu: ShalaBonBon

Dir: Yoko Yuki (Japan 2019, 2 mins)
People, animals and flowers dance to a catchy tune.


Dir: Boris Labbé (Japon, France 2019, 2 mins)
Boris Labbé (Flatpack 2016) continues to mesmerize us with his animated patterns.


Dir: Julian Gallese (Japan 2019, 4 mins)
Welcome to Julian Gallese's world: dancing apples and pastel colours, illustrating a gentle song by Manami Kakudo.



Dir: Evgenia Golubeva (Russia 2018, 5 mins)
An ageing witch needs a baby for a spell to make her young again. But when she brings home an infant princess things don't go to plan.


Dir: Allison Schulnik (US 2019, 3 mins)
Beautiful hand-painted moths transform before our eyes.


Dir: Daniela Hýbnerová (Czech Republic 2019, 1 min)
A mother bear and her baby go for a walk in the woods.


Emily shares with us her mum's (top secret) playdough recipe. You can download it here. Send us your creations! #flatpackathome

Colour Box Crafts is bringing the bowling alley to you! Learn how to make your own bowling pins in a few easy steps.

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