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We were back where it all started 3 years ago at Flatpack Festival's Hub in the Custard Factory.

The night was a testament to how much the community has built up in that time. The night was fully booked, ram-packed with talent, and the atmosphere was buzzing. Or maybe that was just everybody's relief that Louis survived his homemade pogo stick legs.

Writer and animator, Harriet Gillian was our main guest. She talked through her and Hannah Jacobs' BFI Network funded film, 'Your Mountain Is Waiting', the world of freelance, and being in an animation power couple with Matt Partridge.

May 2022's Playlist

Dan Silverstone - Flatpack ident, BDF ident, No Clip

Kate Bilbow - Scenes of Spring

Second Home Studios - The Flood

Greg McLeod - Motherclucker

Elliot Spencer-Wright - Not Ur Baby, Opal Wood - There For You

Script Sirens - ZX, The Belties, Dance, Unhome

Nicola Nikolaos Finizio - Adult Swim Retro Anime loop

Sarah Taylor Silverwood - Banoffee Pie, Love Bugs

Ollie Jones - Acid Dent

Robert King - Digital Existentialism 2022

Krunk & Davey - Introspective Voyages

Matt Partridge - Jellied Eels, Transform A Snack, Blobbymania, Cupid's Lunch, Bar Buds, Susans's Big Night Out, Big Jig, Adam & Joe Travellin' Tales

Harriet Gillian - Your Mountain Is Waiting

Interval animations by:

Emily Baxter, Harry Jones, James Williams, JanCarlo Caling, Joe Evans, Kenda, Luke T Bourne, Niamh M, Rebecca Hann, Ross Butter, Ross Phillips, Sam Brentnall, Sarah Taylor Silverwood, Abbie Partridge

Photos by David Stanley / Guri Bosh.

Our biggest event yet, featuring, special guest Laurie Rowan, live music and brainwave visualisations from Rosa Francesca, a groan tube recital from Tat Vision, and Louis in a bubblewrap suit.

This event had more of a behind-the-scenes-y vibe than usual. It was all very satisfying.

Rosa Francesca’s performance was hypnotic, using a hacked meditation headset to show a visualisation of her brainwaves. It was powerful to see the audience glancing between Rosa and her brainwaves in unison, figuring out the relationship between Rosa's actions, emotions, and what was happening on screen.

Our special guest, Laurie Rowan, showed us the journey of finding his style, the progression to directing, and the art of constantly trying new experiments.

Thanks to Second Home Studios' Amanda Haas for the incredible trophies, Max Priddy for being on the buttons, and BFI Network for the continuing support.

February 2022's Playlist

Second Home Studios - WaterAid: The Girls Who Turned To Water + Making Of

Dingli Yang - The Gate

Dan Crew - No Secret - Rage On

Elliot Spencer-Wright - Track Stridin'

Nicola Nikolaos Finizio - Nosferatu, 2D FX Reel, Klaus 2D FX breakdown

Phoebe & Rachel Rutter - Sketti

Well Douglas - Tat Vision Ep 7 Doll, Ep 33 Bangles, Ep 45 Lamp Shade, The Nostalgia Coma

Groan Tube live performance

Rosa Francesca music performance + live visuals driven by Rosa's brain signals.

Laurie Rowan

Career Presentation

GIFs: Just Looking, Wibblyman, Legs, Holehead, Bowl Strut, Bowls

It’s A Messy Business

Interval animations by:

Abbie Partridge, Angus Ulyett, Carlton Matthews, Holly Jameson, JanCarlo Caling, Jihyun Kim, Junior Thomas, Ted H Jones, Kate Lizzy Davis, Katie Durkin, Louis Hudson, Nicola Finizio, Pickle x Rosa Kennedy, Pierce Harper, Simon Price, Well Douglas, Tali/Aaron Peart

Photos by David Stanley / Guri Bosh.

We had animators falling into a pile of leaves in order to win a Dorcha LP and Mr Egg badge. Louis dressed like a suave acorn too.

Our guests, Remus and Kiki, were funny, insightful, and got the room buzzing. How a couple graft that hard and closely while not killing each other is a lesson in symbiosis.

Dorcha mixed their beautiful music with visuals by artists including Black Peppa, Shiyi Li and Brid Rose (How was that Brid’s first animation?!).

Thanks to Max Priddy for being on the buttons, RoguePlay for the crash mats, I Choose Birmingham for the badges, and BFI Network for the continuing support.

November 2021's Playlist

Jake Wesley-Worrall - DO NOT TOUCH

Enya Szalay - BOB

Dan Crew - Certain - Whatever I Do ft. Ange Lloyd

Luke Frangeskou - I'm Going To Space

Brothers McLeod - Circle Square 'The Outfit'

Brid Rose - Dorcha - Honey Badger

Remus & Kiki


Night Falls on Loserville



Shit Burger

Love Nest

Ted Ed - A Brief History of Chess

Adult Swim Ident - Rick & Morty

Adult Swim Ident - Beef House 'Beefwitched'

Adult Swim Ident - Beef House 'Dive'

Adult Swim Ident - Primal


Intro + visuals by Shiyi Li

Hose + visuals by Stuart-Lee Tovey, Brid Rose, Dom MacMillan

Monkey Dust + visuals by IMPATV

As + visuals by Brid Rose & Beth Bellis ft Black Peppa

Horses + visuals by Eric & Erin

Photos by David Stanley / Guri Bosh.

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