Flatpack Film Festival Returns

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Birmingham’s annual Flatpack Film Festival returns to Eastside’s Millennium Point this month, showcasing a variety of exhibitions and live cinema performances

Sound artist Graham Dunning will be performing at Millennium Point as part of this year’s Flatpack Film Festival. Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, Flatpack Film Festival will see screenings, performances, installations and happenings across the city. The festival programme is known for using an all-encompassing definition of ‘film’, and the 10th edition will be no exception.

Award-winning French artist, Boris Labbé, is set to captivate visitors in his first UK exhibition, Rhizome. The exhibition will run until Sunday 24th April from 9.30am to 5pm in Millennium Point’s Atrium, located on the ground floor.

Guests can expect a kaleidoscopic animated display of shapes multiplying on a looping screen installation, alongside a hand-picked selection of the 2,300 drawings which make up the film.

Sound + Vision, a live audio-visual spectacular will take place on Wednesday 20th April from 7.30pm to 11.30pm on Millennium Point’s Mezzanine, located on level one. Using a combination of electronic sounds and unusual sights, it will be a night of live cinema at its best.

The night will feature the UK debut of Amsterdam-based duo Optical Machines who will create a mesmerising light show with lamps, lenses, modified record players and analogue synthesizers.

Sound artist Graham Dunning will present a mechanical techno set in which he will set off a number of looping records spinning on just one axle. The night will draw to a close with Berlin-based artist collective, Transforma and musician/composer PC NACKT, with a set using special, custom-made image and sound making equipment.

Neil Anderson, director of marketing, communications and events at Millennium Point, says:

This festival celebrates arts and culture at its finest and we are thrilled to work with Flatpack Film Festival once again this year to offer a range of exhibitions, which we know will truly engage a variety of audiences.

Sam Groves, Flatpack Film Festival programmer, adds:

For 10 years, we have been bringing together the weird and wonderful from the arts world, exposing people to new discoveries that they might not otherwise have experienced. We are thrilled to return to Millennium Point this year and we encourage guests to explore all that’s on offer!

For more information and to book tickets, please visit: www.flatpackfestival.org.uk

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