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Flatpack Festival 2011

Festival smestival, festivals are just marketing exercises where the same shit as normal is glossily repackaged and the “vibe” is some flyers. Not when they’re painstakingly and artistically curated by a team that manage to make Birmingham the centre of the film world for…

Flatpack – part of the furniture

Brum’s (perhaps the World’s) best film festival starts today — I’m off to the Stephen Duffy film on Sunday at least. But here’s some recommendations from other people Danny Smith (more here): “Down Terrace – Friday 26 march Normally I…

Flatpack Blog

Eleanor McKeown from Electric Sheep, a quarterly cinema magazine published from London, is blogging loads of Flatpack stuff. Seeing Brum from the outsider's point of view too, it's a really good read. She's even staying at the back-to-backs. [link]

No screws missing

The Flatpack festival properly launches this evening (Wednesday) with a Curzonora extravaganza at the Town Hall. I’ll let the programme explain: “Birmingham, 1901. Electric trams are making their debut on the Bristol Road, councillors are plotting to bring water all…

Shop window night

The wonderful Flatpack festival has sort of started, sort of. Although the proper launch of actual screenings you go to is not until the 11th, there’s a sort of “retail outreach programme” going on right now that should bring film…

You don’t have to be posh to see Privilege

The Flatpack Festival draws out another gem with a screening of Privilege —  on 16mm at Ikon Eastside on Sunday 15 March. The film is a 1967 exploration of the power of fame, and has depth and darkness not quite…

Flatpack Festival Programme Now Online

The Flatpack Festival programme is now online: "Hello there. If you were searching for furniture, this is probably the wrong place. But if you were after five days of unique film events in venues all over Birmingham from 11-15 March…

Wanted: Male and Female Actors

Here's an opportunity to star in a short film being shown 2009 Flatpack Film Festival. The work will be installed into a shop window in the city centre as part of the Festival Film Trail in March. [link]