Flatpack Film Festival returns to Millennium Point for an evening of live animation and performance
Residents of Birmingham should prepare themselves for an evening of live animation and performance as the “UK’s most creatively curated film festival” returns to Millennium Point.
The annual Flatpack Film Festival stirs together the past, present and the future and includes popular themes such as animation, music, artists’ film, archive discoveries, offbeat shorts for children and live cinema. The ten-day programme, which tours around the city has previously been described as “joyously inventive” by The Guardian and by Time Out.
‘Time + Motion’ will be taking place at Millennium Point on Wednesday, 25th March from 7-11pm and will be showcasing a variety of films, performances and animations.
During the event, visitors will be able to enjoy the first ever UK show by audio-visual Japenese duo, Usaginingen, whose home-made opto-machinery produces real-time visuals through specially made filters soundtracked by a live percussion score.
Between performances, guests will have the chance to explore the atrium and join British Animation Award winning filmmaker Jim Le Fevre and his spinning world of phonotropes, as well as assist Sellotape Cinema with its mobile projectors and film strips.
Visitors will also be able to create their own light paintings, turn their face into an OHP-projected scanimation, submerge themselves in a wall of psychedelic shadows, and take a ride on a life-size zoetrope.
Neil Anderson, director of marketing, communications and events at Millennium Point, says: “At Millennium Point we like to offer something different to other attractions and we’re proud to be collaborating with Flatpack, building on the success of last year’s unique screening.
This is truly a unique festival – our participation highlights Millennium Point’s status as a hub for innovation and creative thinking. We hope people come along and enjoy the experience.
Sam Groves, Flatpack Film Festival programmer, adds:
For over nine years we have been setting up projectors in interesting places and we love taking films to new audiences. We are firm believers in creating a sense of occasion, exploring all art forms and showing people things they might not otherwise have seen. We are delighted to be showcasing part of the festival at Millennium Point and we encourage people to explore all that the show has to offer as it’s definitely going to be a wonderful experience.
Tickets to the Flatpack Film Festival on 25th March are £5 each. For more information and to book tickets visit flatpackfestival.org.uk