Birmingham’s premier film festival, Flatpack, is less than a week away, and yesterday I got my hands on a programme (what a beautifully designed programme it is too!). It is full to bursting with celluloid delights, each page offering something new and exciting in the way of the moving image. I will certainly be keeping myself out of trouble trying to attend as many events as possible over the six days, but there a number of screenings that have particularly caught my eye. Namely, the short film listings.
After attending an eclectic screening of brilliant short films at last year’s festival (the highlight being Ed Barrett’s award-winning Man Up), I found myself flicking through the programme making notes of all the screenings dedicated to shorts, and I wasn’t disappointed. There are no less than 10 screenings/events dedicated to the short film format, of which I am most excited about the Short Film Triple-Bill at VIVID on Thursday 25 March (6-10.30pm). With a selection of regionally made animated shorts, highlights from Shooting People’s Shooters Film of the Month competition, and an assortment of music videos and other shorts from London’s only weekly short film evening, Short and Sweet, it is sure to be a highly entertaining evening jam-packed with creative audiovisual goodness. And, what’s more, it’s free!
For more information on the shorts being screened at Flatpack, click here.