Flatpack Film Festival Submissions 2016 Open!

Posted on 1 December 2015

Flatpack Film Festival is back! Well, in April 2016 it will be, and for a landmark tenth edition too.

In the meantime for the next few months we’re open for submissions, so take a look at the details below, complete the form and send us your short films. As always 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. The festival takes place in venues all over Birmingham, UK, and runs from 18-24 April 2016.

Our short film strand has 5 coveted awards up for grabs:

– the Short Film Award;
– the WTF Award;
– the Audience Award;
– the Colour Box Award;
– the Colour Box Audience Award.

The film selected by the jury as the winner of the Short Film Award will receive £1,000. All successful submissions will be included in the programme at Flatpack no.10.

Submissions should be:

– films under 20 minutes long;
– completed since January 2014;
– fully cleared, including any music rights.

We screen all types and genres of film but the programme has a slight emphasis towards animation, music, documentary, experimental work, handmade oddities, and that kind of thing. If you’d like to submit, please click here and complete the form. You will be redirected to paypal to make the £10 submission payment. Please note that any submissions received without the £10 fee will not be considered.

The film should be viewable online. If you need to send us another format please get in touch before submitting. The deadline for submissions is 6pm on Friday 22 January 2016. The full programme will be announced in March 2016 and we’ll let you know whether you have been successful or not before the programme goes live.

If your film is longer than 20 minutes or is more of an installation or performance piece and you’d like to submit to the festival, drop us a line at submissions@flatpackfestival.org.uk.

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