Flatpack Film Festival returns from 20-30 March and a few highlights are already on sale. The eighth edition of the film jamboree will be packed with a programme of new features, short films, archive discoveries and events, from canal-side sound walks and artist talks to expanded cinema performances and live soundtracks.
Events I am particularly looking forward to include:
Birmingham-on-sea – a strand of the festival which will investigate Birmingham’s love affair with water, from Brummie kids on holiday in 1963 documentary They Took Us To The Sea to a video voyage down the River Rea by artist David Rowan.
Japanimation a retrospective of Japan’s offbeat DVD label Calf including work by Mirai Mizue (above).
DVD BANG, a Korean-inspired viewing lounge, where you can book in to watch a movie day or night.
The full programme will be announced and on sale in mid-February.