Submissions are open for the 15th edition of Flatpack Festival, which returns 28 April - 3 May 2021.
Flatpack is a BAFTA qualifying festival which takes over venues across Birmingham (UK) every spring. It draws people from far and wide with a mixture of films, performances, contraptions and surprises. The kind of work we put on depends upon the project, but recurring themes include animation, screendance, music, artists’ film, archive discoveries, offbeat shorts for kids and live cinema. We are firm believers in creating a sense of occasion, exploring the fertile territory where film bumps up against other artforms, and showing people things they might not otherwise have seen.
Flatpack Festival is open for submissions, accepting all types and genres of short and mid-length film. There are awards up for grabs (including new cash prizes) and as Flatpack are a BAFTA Qualifying Festival, successful submissions could go on to win a BAFTA, as well as being featured in the 2021 festival programme.
Submissions should be:
– under 20 minutes long for the short film and screendance submissions, and between 20-35 for the mid-length submissions;
– completed since July 2018
– fully cleared, including any music rights.
We screen all types and genres of film but you can see the previous winners from the last five festivals on our website.
The film should be viewable online. If you need to send us another format please get in touch before submitting.
The early bird deadline for submissions is 11:59pm on Thursday 31 December 2020 and the final deadline for submissions is 11:59pm on Sunday 31 January 2021. The full programme will be announced in March 2021 and we’ll let you know whether you have been successful or not before the programme goes live.
Covid 19: we are very much planning for a physical festival, but will continue to monitor the situation over the next few months. Like pretty much all festivals we are also looking into options for a hybrid festival if need be, but if there are any changes made to the festival format, we will liaise with all filmmakers at the earliest opportunity.
Submit your film here: https://flatpackfestival.org.uk/submissions