Flatpack Festival
Film for all the senses

Friday 1 - Sunday 10 May

This programme is no longer available

This programme comes to us from the not-so-distant future, where technology has truly taken over. Not all hope is lost, even as the media - and then the world - falls in love with a boy who may not exist in Tony Fraginals. We appreciate the architecture in a digital warzone in Operation Jane Walk, and experience a potential future where mankind’s expansion has run amok in Repetition. These shorts show us that we can take some comfort in knowing that technology, no matter how advanced, can never replace humanity’s weirdness.
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 programming team...


Dir: Kevin McGloughlin (Ireland, 2019)
Cities are reimagined as multiplying animated structures stretching off into infinity, telling the story of our endless social growth.

Operation Jane Walk

Dir: Robin Klengel & Leonhard Mullner (Austria 2018, 16 mins)
In an online shooter repurposed for a pacifistic walking tour, we are shown some of New York’s most iconic buildings against the backdrop of a digital warzone.

Tony Fraginals

Dir: Ben Young (UK, 2019)
Anthony Godby Johnson was a boy who escaped years of abuse, captured the hearts and minds of millions around the world, and didn’t exist.

Bonus features

For more of Tony Fraginals' secrets, read our interview with director Ben Young.

...And check out this virtual Q&A with Leonhard Müllner and Robin Klengel, makers of Operation Jane Walk.

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 films, which are unfortunately unavailable online:

I'm Not a Robot (Dir: Sean Buckelew, US 2019, 2 mins)

Emergency Action Plan (Dir: Dylan Redford, US 2019, 9 mins)

Clean With Me (Dir: Gabrielle Stemmer, France 2019, 20 mins)
Watch this film LIVE on Saturday 2 May.

Average Happiness (Dir: Maya Gehrig, Switzerland 2019, 7 mins)

At the Other End of the Table (Dir: Lise Rémon, France 2019, 3 mins)

These films are still eligible for the Best Short and WTF award - winners of these awards will be selected by our incredible panel of judges.

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