If you’re looking for a dose of culture in the city, then you’ll love Flatpack Film Festival.
The annual event which is returning to the city for its 11th year recently announced its programme for 2017, and it’s a cinematic feast of inspiring new features, shorts, exhibitions, talks, workshops and immersive events that you won’t want to miss.
Taking place for six days from April 4 – 9, the festival will span 25 venues across the city with a focus on Southside near Birmingham Hippodrome.
Flatpack will begin with a spectacular opener in the city’s iconic hotel The Grand, and will feature a mesmerising short from Segundo de Chomón and a live score by Stephen Horne. Other standout events taking place at this year’s Flatpack Festival include AROUND CHINA WITH A MOVIE CAMERA which explores 50 years of Chinese history with a live score by Ruth Chan and a rare screening of Matthew Barney’s epic multimedia project THE CREMASTER CYCLE, a series of five films that explore the processes of creation.
Alongside all of this Unpacked will offer insight into the processes of filmmakers and artists. This year’s focus is all on the world of virtual reality and will feature Birmingham-based VR production company Holosphere will also open their doors for the first time on Saturday 8 April and showcase their recreation of the Round Room at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.
To top it all off this year Flatpack will present four special screenings with unique culinary accompaniments. Alex Claridge’s restaurant The Wilderness is creating a very special bug-themed menu to accompany Andreas Johnsen’s BUGS, a documentary which explores the cultural barriers keeping insects off our plates.
All this, and so much more is coming up at this year’s Flatpack Film Festival.
Full details on the 2017 programme and how to buy tickets can be found here.