Submit your Flatpack Short Film – Deadline January 20th

By January 14, 2019Uncategorized

Your Flatpack Short Film could earn you £1000 as part of the Flatpack Film Festival. 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. This year’s festival will run from 30 April – 6 May 2019 and the deadline for submissions is approaching.

The Flatpack 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 crowd’s 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.

The film selected by the Flatpack short film 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.13.

Flatpack Short Film Guidelines

Submissions should be:

  • Films under 20 minutes long;
  • Completed since January 2017;
  • fully cleared, including any music rights.

Flatpack screens all types and genres of film but you can see the previous winners from the last three festivals here: 201820172016. If you’d like to submit, please complete the form via the link below. You will be redirected to Paypal to make the £12 submission payment. Please note that any submissions received without the £12 fee will not be considered.

The deadline for Flatpack short film submissions is 11:59pm, Sunday 20 January 2019. Submit via the Flatpack website here.

Find out more about the festival and other submissions here –



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