Some great news from the peeps at 7 Inch Cinema landed on the virtual doormat today.Â The Flatpack Festival is the worthy recipient of funding for the next three years, securing it’s future and allowing the organisers to maybe think a little bigger.
Peter Buckingham from the UK Film Council (who are providing the funding) said of Flatpack:
Their innovative approach to screening films in churches, warehouses and shopping centres as well as cinemas and gallery spaces is a brilliant idea because it helps to attract new audiences to some great short films, animation and live film events
Flatpack 3 will take place in Feb 2009 and will launch “with a tribute to Birminghamâ€™s pioneering film showman Waller Jeffs“.
DeafFest at Wolverhampton Light House have also received funding so well done to them too.
Last word goes to the understandably chuffed Flatpack producers:
without going all Oscar-night about it, it wouldnâ€™t have been possible without all the filmmakers, volunteers, artists, promoters, technicians, funders, venues and enthusiastic punters who have chipped in to help us get this far. So thanks a lot, and hereâ€™s to Flatpack III in February 2009 and beyondâ€¦