Flatpack Festival
Film for all the senses

Friday 8 - Sunday 17 May

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Screendance is a constantly evolving and rapidly growing field where movement, choreography and filmmaking unite to create a new visual art form. For the first time this year, Flatpack presents a dance film competition programme, co-curated with Birmingham-based screen dance director and producer Sima Gonsai. This international selection reflects the inventiveness and diversity of the genre, from a clay animation dance metaphor (Love Me, Fear Me), to an international choreographic collaboration (And So Say All of Us).
Suitable for ages 15+

How Does This Work?

Just scroll down and click on each video to play. Then when you've worked out your favourite, cast your vote in the form at the bottom and join us at Awards Night on 16 May to find out the winners.

To kick things off, here's an introduction to the programme from our Screendance curator Sima Gonsai...

And So Say All of Us

Dir: Mitchell Rose (US 2018, 10 mins)
52 seminal international choreographers link together on a chain love letter to dance.


Dir: Rosie Kay (UK 2020, 3 mins)
Three dancers walk across water to a backdrop of city sounds.

Finding My Feet

Dir: The Motion Dance Collective (UK 2018, 6 mins)
Still in the midst of rehabilitation, choreographer and dancer Omari Carter confronts his inability to move in ways that he once did.


Dir: Fu LE, Adrien Gontier (France 2019, 10 mins)
A single take video-dance shot in Paris with 40 amateur dancers.

Waiting For Color

Dir: Kosta Karakashyan (US 2018, 6 mins)
A documentary dance film revealing the harsh reality of LGBTQ+ persecution in the Chechen region of Russia. Inspired by testimonials of the arrests, torture, and blackmail that gay Chechens were subjected to throughout 2017.

Love Me, Fear Me

Dir: Veronica Solomon (German 2019, 6 mins)
A dance metaphor about the roles we play, the audience we try to impress and the price of acceptance.

Divided We Scroll

Dir: Klaas Diersmann (UK 2019, 5 mins)
Technology is rewiring our brains and changing both our physical movements and inner thought processing. An experimental and eerie depiction of our intimate relationships with these technologies.


Dir: Sofia Castro (Argentina 2018, 5 mins)
A maid ballerina embodies the voices of two stock radio drama lovers who plan to murder her with their own hands. Inspired by Las Criadas de Monterroso.


Dir: Giovanni Bolzani Valenzano (UK 2019, 7 mins)
Luna dreams of her mum as a magical and fierce creature. A music video that delves into a kid's perception of her mother's daily life.

The Gods of Tiny Things

Dir: Deborah Kelly (Australia 2019, 5 mins)
A collage animation reflecting upon the imperilled lives on a climate-changing planet.


Dir: Jessica Wright, Morgann Runacre-Temple (UK 2019, 4 mins)
An abstract dining room is the setting for Scottish Ballet’s largest film yet, starring 26 Scottish Ballet dancers.

We're thrilled to bring you these films as part of Flatpack 2020: Home Entertainment Edition. The full programme, intended for the big screen, also included the following film, which is unfortunately unavailable online:

Sisters (Dir: Daphne Lucker, The Netherlands 2018, 15 mins)

This film is still eligible for the Screendance award, that will be given out by our incredible panel of judges.


What's the damage, guv?

Flatpack Online is absolutely free, but your support will help make future events possible. At the festival, a short film screening ticket usually costs £10 per person or £35 for a week’s pass. Giving this amount will help cover the costs of delivering this programme, so if you're able to please DONATE here. You can also join our recently refreshed membership scheme and become a Flatmate.

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