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Shorts

There are literally hundreds of shorts to be found scattered through the eleven days of Flatpack, many of them screening for free. Also keep a look out for voting slips, as we’re doing an audience short film award for the first time this year.


Brain Waves (Thursday 20th)

A selection of short films which explore the workings of the mind. Includes Through the Hawthorn, a ...

Fleapit Cinema

Take a stroll down the Great Western Arcade and you'll find shops, restaurants, and for three days only, ...

A Taste of Flatpack

With films handpicked from all of our shorts programmes, this eclectic compendium should help you map out ...

Lunch Dox

A recent poll revealed that 60 percent of us eat lunch at our desks. Bad times. Why not mix things up ...

Brain Waves (Friday 21st)

A selection of short films which explore the workings of the mind. Includes Through the Hawthorn, a ...

Video Jukebox

The music video continues to be a source for some of the most inventive filmmaking around. Here’s a ...

Fantabulous 5D Food Experience

Labelled as “Britain’s foodiest town” (The Guardian), Birmingham has a strong relationship with grub, and ...

Slow Light

Since the dawn of film, photographers and animators have been experimenting with lights and long ...

Whose Round is it Anyway? (Saturday 22nd)

There are few institutions so central to Britain's community life as the local boozer. And despite the ...

Pick n Mix 1

Our ever popular Pick n Mix programmes are back again this year, featuring Sandy, a fictional animation ...

Calf Retrospective

Here we present a selection of Calf’s most recent output: a unique blend of vibrantly colourful, ...

Pärnography: Selected Works and Screen Talk

With an approach described as “an illegitimate cross-breeding of George Grosz, Monty Python, and Jean-Luc ...

Evolutionary Road

First up in our annual round-up of the best international animation it’s the slightly wacky stuff, the ...

Swipeside Shorts

A compendium of some of the best international shorts from the last 18 months.

The Magic Cinema

The Magic Cinema is a DIY film event that gives local filmmakers a chance to show their work and be ...

Fame Festival

With minimal budget and a tiny team Angleo Milano has created FAME, one of the world’s most unique and ...

Colour Box: Taking Off

Some old Flatpack friends and new faces crop up in this batch of new animated shorts for children aged 4+.

Best of the Magic Cinema

Following on from Wednesday’s screening we’ve taken this opportunity to show a selection of films that we ...

Sidewalk Poetry: Selected Films by Henry Hills

A rare chance to catch some of Henry Hills' key works on 16mm, and to hear from Hills himself.

Random Acts Party

For nearly three decades, Channel 4 have been championing experimental short films through a range of ...

Pick n Mix 2

A full bag of assorted filmic treats awaits with the second of our Pick n Mix programmes. Featuring new ...

Friends and Remedies

The second instalment of international animated shorts touches on the theme of companionship.

Whose Round Is It Anyway? (Sunday 30th)

Another chance to catch this archive ale-house almanac, a compendium of old film celebrating the joys of ...

Colour Box: You’ve Got a Friend in Me

This heart-warming selection of shorts for children aged 7+ is underpinned by friendship.

Rough Seas and Unquiet Waters

One of cinema’s first spectacular coups was its ability to show water in movement. This programme of ...

Post Avantgarde Animation: Austria 2009-2013

Austria’s 'avant-garde film tradition' is in flux. There’s a group of innovative filmmakers who are ...

Lost and Refound

We’re doffing our cap to one of this year’s guests, Bill Morrison with this selection of shorts, all of ...

Short Film Awards + Unlikely Film Quiz

To see us through the home stretch and across the finishing line, we’ve invited the Unlikely Quiz team ...