For a second year, Flatpack Festival has teamed up with Colmore Business District (CBD) to bring Film Bug, a mini festival of film, to Birmingham’s business district.
From Thursday 21 March to Saturday 23 March Film Bug will take over venues across the Colmore Business District for a diverse programme of features, shorts and activities to coincide with the start of the seventh Flatpack Festival (21-31 March).
The second Film Bug will feature Sol Cinema, the world’s smallest solar powered cinema and a screening of romantic comedy Safety Last! in the Great Western Arcade featuring one of the most iconic scenes in silent movie history.
Other treats include a Pedal Powered Cinema and Kopf Kino, a touring interactive projector housed simply in a shopping trolley and a ‘bring your own 8mm film’ event with the 8mm Cineclub.
On Saturday 24 March, Birmingham’s mysterious underground tunnel systemwill open up to the public with Subterraneans, a chance to take a tour of the hidden underworld of Brum. To coincide with the launch of Metropolis – an exhibition of visions of the modern city at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Film Bug will also feature a collection of shorts on urban design.
There will be a Film Bug festival hub located in the former BSM Unit on Colmore Row (21 Colmore Row, Birmingham, B3 2BH) during the festival, where you will be able to pick up information about Film Bug.
Flatpack Festival details: 21 -23 March 2013, Birmingham www.flatpackfestival.org.uk