Flatpack Film Festival

Flatpack Film Festival has returned to Birmingham and runs until 30 March


One of the most atypical and inventive events in the UK's cultural and film calendar, Flatpack provides a stimulating array of experiential cinematic treats that its growing legion of fans has come to expect.


Mixing brand new talent with forgotten classics and the usual dose of eccentricity, Flatpack film festival-goers can expect live scores, late night parties and cycle-powered screenings all while exploring some of Birmingham’s more unusual venues and locales.


You can get a flavour of the Flatpack by watching this video of last year's event:

Flatpack Festival 2013 from 7inch cinema on Vimeo.


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31 Oct - Paranormal activity in Birmingham and the region this Halloween.

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1-29 Nov - a new Central and Eastern European film and new media festival in Birmingham.

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