Training Experiences: Flatpack Birmingham

By FHW Marketing


Last year, Film Hub Wales sent Amy, Luan and Eben; three young film and media enthusiasts, to Flatpack Festival, where they learnt how to create video blogs. Their previous experience included participation in the Zoom youth jury and BFI film academy in Wales but for most, it was their first film festival experience. 
 

Young people (aged 16 – 24) were invited to expand their film horizons, develop their networks and pick up practical skills from seasoned YouTubers and film professionals. Participants explored and discovered a diverse range of events through Flatpack Film Festival and produced their own festival vlog as part of a unique two day workshop on Sat 23rd and Sun 24th April 2016 in Birmingham. Here they are talking about their experiences in their own vlogs! 
 

 

Film Hub Wales offfered bursaries for the three young people to attend, along with a chaperone for those under 18. If you're aged 16-24 and interested in attending My Flatpack this April 2017, you can find out how to apply here

Here are some comments from other participants:

  • "Really cool and interesting events, met lots of lovely people who were all interested in the same things as me. I also learned a lot, about film and networking as a whole."
  • "Great to meet like minded people, and talk about the festival."
  • "Incredibly Intresting and Enjoyable. would do it again in a heartbeat."
  • "Fun, interesting and different."
  • "My overall feeling after attending MyFlatpack was one of sheer happiness. I loved being able to meet new people with similar interests to me and be able to make new friends and contacts. I felt I grew in confidence from talking to lots of different people and learnt interesting information about vlogging and tips to make a good vlog."