Flatpack Film Festival 2015

I think it's fair to say that Flatpack was a weird & wonderful ride full of twists and turns. The fact that it was all over Birmingham meant that if you went to multiple events as I did you got to explore a lot of what Birmingham had to offer. Like me you probably also found yourself getting fitter while trying to run from event to event (unless you drove). To make things easier on all 5 of my readers (I'm sure there's more...probably) I thought I'd do a roundup of the posts and highlight my favourite 3 events. Links to all the posts from my time at Flatpack Film festival 2015 can be found below Edwardian Horrorshow The Tribe Magic, LOLs and The Odyssey Time & Motion Shorts, Singing and Sion Sono So out of the many events ...

The Tribe

Flatpack's unique offering of film you wouldn't usually get to see in cinemas usually is highlighted with this fantastic Ukranian piece from Director Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy. The description on Flatpack's website says the following: A stand-out entry in Cannes last year, this startling debut has provoked strong reactions at every screening since. The story of Sergey, a young man working his way up the ranks of a brutal teenage gang, The Tribe is given added potency by being played out in a deaf boarding school, with all the characters communicating in sign language. There are no subtitles and so gradually we become much more attuned to faces and gestures, while the filmmakers’ deft use of sound and Steadicam helps to make for a compelling, discomfiting ride. This was enough to sell me on going to see it but I don't think ...

Flatpack

With the Flatpack Film Festival just around the corner and my pass for the festival bought, I've gone through the varied selection of events that will be available to watch and do narrowing it to those that I just can't miss. Flatpack has a number of passes and ticket packages to choose from each with their own benefits, however I chose to purchase the one that would best suit my want to experience as much as the festival as possible which would be the Flatpass. This allowed me to prebook 5 tickets to certain events and access to the majority of the other events all for an affordable £80. Taking this into account I chose to select the films & events that I could make that were unmissable and which I think you should make too if you get a ...