Flatpack Film Festival 2017: Submissions for short films now open!

Flatpack are are now accepting submissions for short films for their eleventh edition of the festival.

Last April Flatpack celebrated a decade of transforming Birmingham venues into an extravagant melting pot of films, performances and music, showcasing the liquid landscape where film meets other art forms, with weird and wonderful contraptions, curiosities and surprises. Flatpack celebrate film in all its permutations.

The dates for next year’s festival are 4-9 April 2017.

The short film strand currently has 5 coveted awards up for grabs, with more on the cards (announcements soon):

– the Short Film Award;

– the WTF Award;

– the Audience Award;

– the Colour Box Award;

– the Colour Box Audience Award;

The film selected by the jury as the winner of the Short Film Award will receive £1,000. All successful submissions will be included in the programme at Flatpack no.11.

Submissions should be:

– films under 20 minutes long;

– completed since January 2015;

– fully cleared, including any music rights.

Deadline to submit is 20 January 2017, 6pm.

For more information, please visit:


Facebook: www.facebook.com/flatpackfestival

Twitter: @flatpack

Instagram: flatpackfilmfestival

Selected quotes

“The UK’s most creatively curated film festival” (the Independent).

“We had an ace time – such a fantastic festival!” (Greg McLeod, Filmmaker (The Inverted Peak))

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