Flatpack is back! The seventh Flatpack Festival returns from 21-31 March 2013, spreading across eleven days.
This year audiences can expect and cycle-powered screenings, Lotte Reiniger’s 1926 cut-out fairy-tale, The Adventures of Prince Achmed, filmmaking collective Shynola (perhaps best known for sequences in Hitchhickers Guide to the Galaxy (2005), I.T Crowd, and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World) and a performance from the amazing Demdike Stare.
Film Bug , supported by, and taking place within Colmore Business District, returns for a second year with free screenings, events and installations kicking off the festival and the festival will be celebrating Birmingham Arts Lab and its legacy, gathering key contributors, screening relevant works, and displaying some of the mind-bending posters that emerged from their screen-print workshop.
The full programme will be announced in February but in the mean time Flatpack need your help:
The Flatpack Palais will once again provide the festival’s beating heart; a place to meet people, eat cake, pick up a brochure and sample the programme. This year it will be housed in the Old Library in the Custard Factory. Flatpack will be collaborating with students from Birmingham City University’s School of Architecture to transform it into a screening space and social hub.
Flatpack needs your help in order to achieve this and fund its hub programme which will include shorts, parties and a psychedelic poster exhibition. It has launched a Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign to make it happen. Rewards for donators include a mention in the festival brochure, to a 10 year pass to all future festival events!
More information on the Kickstarter campaign can be seen here. Please help Flatpack make it happen.