Scalarama 2015


Back for a fifth year, Scalarama is an international celebration of cinema taking place during September. For 2015 there are more events than ever in Birmingham. Highlights include: Live text and sound mash-ups at Vivid Projects with Repeator – Material World. A chance to see the Birmingham Camera Obscura in action. The Purple Rose of … [Read more…]

Ghost Streets of Balsall Heath


Last year, during the 50th anniversary celebrations for Birmingham University’s cultural studies department, the amazing photographs of Janet Mendelsohn were unearthed. Taken between 1967 and 1968, they are a snapshot of the streets and bomb-sites of Balsall Heath and Highgate on the brink of great change. In advance of an exhibition at Ikon in 2016, … [Read more…]

Short Waves Festival: Grand Prix Tour

On Saturday 14 March Centrala Gallery hosts Shortwaves Film Festival, one of the largest and most prestigious film events in Poland. The festival takes place every year in more than thirty Polish and international cities, and focuses on the promotion of Polish short films. The festival screening will consist of seven short films spanning all … [Read more…]

Flatpack Film Festival

Spring is on its way – which in the Birmingham cultural calendar can only mean Flatpack! Flatpack Film Festival returns for its ninth edition from 19-29 March. Boasting 120 events at over 30 venues – take your pick from Finnish animation sculptures, long-lost archives, a virtual dinner party featuring Occulus Rift, coffee demonstrations, slime moulds, … [Read more…]

Behind the Curtain

Behind the Curtain is a new Central and Eastern European film and new media festival organised by Polish Expats Association which takes place during November across Birmingham. Aiming to engage people with the wealth of cinematography from Central and Eastern Europe, films featured originate from Poland, Lithuania, Slovenia, Romania and Hungary as well as the … [Read more…]

Flatpack: Dots and Loops

“Flatpack returns to its roots for a sociable evening of short films in the Oobleck, the Custard Factory’s latest addition. We hope Dots and Loops will become a regular gathering of animation people and animated people, an opportunity to meet folks, have a drink and watch some really good work. This inaugural edition will include: … [Read more…]