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This event is covered by the Short Film Pass and the Flatpass. You cannot buy an individual ticket for this event.

This year’s sonic-themed shorts programme holds extra significance, with the addition of a cash award for the most aurally worthy. It’s a stellar lineup, featuring no less than 5 UK premieres and encompassing documentaries, mashups, experimental fare, plus a couple of crackers from Birmingham too. The programme includes Paul Bush’s multi-award-winning fond farewell to plastic - a beautifully choreographed romp which uses thousands of synthetic items to highlight our throw-away culture, documentary Harmonic Spectrum about Sean who uses the piano to navigate life on the Autistic Spectrum, and jazz musician Xhosa Cole’s electrifying audiovisual response to a BLM protest last year.

These films are eligible for the Optical Sound Award, given out by our jury. The winner will be revealed at the Flatpack Awards on 30 May (free event, booking essential).

Total running time: 63 mins


Making of Orgiastic Hyper-Plastic

Delving Deeper into the Harmonic Spectrum

An animated extravaganza of plastic collected from beaches, roadsides, attics and junk shops. This is an elegy to a love affair that has gone sour, a fond farewell to that most beautiful material that has enslaved our planet – plastic.

This film is only available to viewers in the UK and Northern Ireland.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    7 minutes
  • Language
    No dialogue
  • Country
  • Premiere
    UK premiere
  • Rating
  • Director
    Paul Bush