The programme for Flatpack's tenth film festival is almost rudely ruddy. So healthy and buxom does it feel that we quickly realised we were entirely unqualified to pass judgment on the highlights, and reverted to Sam Groves - Flatpack's programmer - for his top picks. Talking shorts, Sam recommends taking in a curated programme, of which there are five. Supporting Film (pictured) is directed by Dutch visual artist and animator, Douwe Dijkstra, who will be attending the festival this year to deliver a green screen workshop. Expect an absurd and playful look at the cosmos of cinema, showing as part of Reflections. Another short to add to the list is Man Without Direction, in which Swedish director Johannes Stjarne Nilsson tells the story of a put-upon man who loses himself to the labyrinthine corridors of a shabby roadside hotel in a surreal dark comedy inspired by Dante's Inferno (at Fragments). From April 19 to 24. Catch a taster on April 1.
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