Flatpack Festival

Flatpack Festival
Unit 304, Scott House
The Custard Factory
Gibb St, Digbeth
B9 4AA
Birmingham, United Kingdom

Tue 30th Apr to Mon 6th May
Submission deadline: Sun 20th Jan 19

Festival Overview

Flatpack is a festival which takes over venues across Birmingham every spring. It draws people from far and wide with a mixture of films, performances, contraptions and surprises, and has been described as “magnificently eclectic” (Time Out), “joyously inventive” (the Guardian) and “the UK’s most creatively curated film festival” (the Independent).

Flatpack 2019 takes over Birmingham 20 April - 6 May 2019.

**Submissions for shorts are now open! Head to our website to find out more!**

The programme will celebrate film in all its permutations, from animated curiosities, to weird and wonderful music promos, to celluloid installations, to cerebral video essays, with just about everything in between.

Deadline: Sunday 20th January 2019, 11:59pm.



Our short film strand currently has 6 coveted awards up for grabs:

– the Short Film Award – recognises the most outstanding piece of work across all genres. Selected by the short film jury;
– the WTF Award – hails the film which is the most innovative and extraordinary. It recognises vision, boldness, and originality. Selected by the short film jury;
– the Audience Award – the crowds’ favourite;
– the Colour Box Award – celebrating the best short in our family programme awarded by the Colour Box jury;
– the Colour Box Audience Award – the kids’ favourite.
- the Optical Sound Short Film Award: awarded to the best audio related short film.

Winner of the the best short film award receives £1000 cash.


Action Adaptation Adventure Advertising Animation Art-house Asian Black Black Comedy Bollywood Bollywood Children Comedy Crime Disaster Documentary Drama Educational Erotic Experimental Family Fantasy Foreign Language French Gangster Gay and Lesbian Ghost Historical Horror Independent Jewish Legal Martial Arts Medical Murder Mystery Music Video Musical Mystery National Natural History Noir Period Political Reality Religious Romance Science Fiction Short Silent Sport Spy Student Supernatural Teen Thriller Travel TV War Western Women

Known festival contacts Contacts
Human Resources
Marketing Coordinator
Sam Groves


Open to the public






£12 submission fee for films under 20 mins. If your film is longer, feel free to get in touch with the festival as we do make exceptions.

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