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Introducing our Waveform Participants 2018-19… 

22 Mar 18

Back in November we opened submissions for our inaugural Waveform artist development programme, supporting a group of ten UK-based artists to create audiovisual performance pieces.


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Film Camp Vol. 2 

28 Feb 18

After a roaring success at last year’s festival, we’re back in our new guise as Film Hub Midlands to bring you another jam-packed fun-filled day of workshops and training sessions exploring new ideas and fresh approaches to cinema exhibition.


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My 68 Project & New Team Roles 

23 Feb 18

Tackling Erdington psychedelia and Solihull beatniks, slum clearance and student protests, Flatpack 12’s new strand Birmingham ’68 is exploring the city at a vital crossroads.


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Volunteer Spotlight: Runners 

22 Feb 18

There’s now only one week left to apply to be a volunteer at the twelfth Flatpack Film Festival.


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Welcome to our new crib… 

20 Feb 18

We’ve been sitting on it for a while, and today we’re thrilled to be able to open our virtual doors and share it with you all.


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A Day in the Life of a Flatpacker 

16 Feb 18

Jackson Clifford is studying Media at Stratford Upon Avon College and joined us at Flatpack HQ for a week-long work experience placement to learn about all things film.


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Volunteer Spotlight: Venue Coordinators 

15 Feb 18

Another Thursday, another volunteer throwback.


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Pocket Film Festival returns 

9 Feb 18

It’s back! Pocket Film Festival returns to Stafford 12-17 March 2018, heading to more exciting venues with a superb selection of films in tow.


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Sound Explorers wanted 

31 Jan 18

As part of our Birmingham 68 programme during the festival (more on which very soon…), composer and filmmaker Scott Johnston is working with people in the Erdington area to create a new piece of work inspired by hidden histories.


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Film Hub Midlands 

26 Jan 18

We are extremely pleased to announce, in partnership with Broadway Cinema (Nottingham) , the launch of Film Hub Midlands ! For two years we have been working to champion film in the region together with Film Hub South West West Midlands under the …


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Not all heroes wear capes… 

22 Jan 18

…some wear colourful branded t-shirts.


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Interview: Light House Cinema 

4 Jan 18

Light House is the Black Country’s only independent cinema.


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Hey stranger, show us your shorts 

18 Dec 17

Excitement is mounting here at Flatpack HQ, and it’s not just down to all the festive frolicking.


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Flatpack 2018, take a bow 

13 Dec 17

As most of the country prepares to hibernate, things are hotting up at Flatpack HQ in anticipation of our 12th festival.


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Waveform Submissions Open 

27 Nov 17

We are excited to announce that submissions for our new artist development programme, Waveform , are now open.


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Jambo Cinema 

2 Nov 17

The return of Stranger Things means another resurgence in mullets and cheesy synths, but if you stop in at Wolverhampton Art Gallery any time over the next month you can tune into a very different 80s experience.


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Join the Flatpack Family 

18 Oct 17

It’s the time of year again when planning and production for the festival starts in earnest, which also means it’s time for us to get recruiting.


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Dalmatian Animation 

17 Oct 17

It’s our pleasure to support The Busy Parent’s Network  celebrating the launch of the first ever picture book of The Hundred and One Dalmatians at The Barber Institute this Saturday.


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Return of Silent Night 

12 Oct 17

We usually don’t condone the use of the C-word in October, but we’re going to make an exception just this once: Silent Night is back for Christmas 2017, and we’re taking it on tour to a cathedral near you… We’re delighted to welcome back …


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Funny Things 

21 Sep 17

Laughter is the best medicine (so they say) and Creative Black Country have just the thing to get you chortling.


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Optical Sound Opportunity for 10 Artists 

14 Sep 17

Over the course of eleven adventurous years, Flatpack has evolved in numerous ways, but despite various changes to the festival and the year-round work we do, there are some things which have remained undisturbed and ever-present.


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India on Film 

13 Sep 17

Reimagining India kicks off this Friday, a season of film and dance at mac birmingham as part of Birmingham’s Year of South Asian Culture.


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Birmingham On Film II 

25 Aug 17

Birmingham On Film is back, and this year we’re casting off along the city’s waterways… Last year we launched a month-long season of Birmingham-related archive film, screening the best (and worst) films made in and about Brum.


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Zombies at the New Inn 

9 Aug 17

On Sunday 27th August, you are invited to the New Inn, Harborne to have a nice cold pint and wait for the zombie apocalypse to blow over… The garden at Harborne’s lovely old pub the New Inn will be transformed into an outdoor cinema for zom-rom-…


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Beware the Moon 

7 Aug 17

On Saturday we returned to Dudley for another outdoor extravaganza.