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Flatpack Festival celebrates its fifth birthday

  • Date: 24 February 2011
  • Area: Midlands
A old fashioned bus with two man riding it

Vintage mobile cinema. Credit: Flatpack

An ever-growing highlight on the UK's cultural and film calendar that received major national recognition in 2010, Birmingham's Flatpack Festival returns in March 2011 with another roller-coaster ride across the frontiers of film. The festival is part-funded by a Grants for the arts award from Arts Council England.

The festival's signature mix of the quirky and eccentric alongside forgotten gems and brand new talent is taken to new heights in 2011 with the promise of unmissable features - a vintage mobile cinema, live scores, experimental film, late night parties and more. Exciting new work from across the spectrum of cinema will be on offer, including psychedelic animation, immersive multi-media performance, prize-winning documentaries, offbeat films for kids and interactive projections.

From its hub on the Eastside of Birmingham, Flatpack Festival spills across the city - from shop fronts to converted warehouse spaces, art galleries and the 100-year-old Electric Cinema. Inventive pop-up offerings and a real sense of occasion for cinema-going pervades every inch of this joyous visual adventure.

Full programme information goes online and bookings open at the end of February. For more information please visit www.flatpackfestival.org.