Words by Ed King
On Tuesday 19th December, Flatpack: Assemble present the fifth edition of their Dots & Loops event – a ‘short film night… with a comic twist’, where ‘animated people’ can explore a showcase of selected short films and productions.
Held at The Rose Villa Tavern, doors for Dots & Loops #5 will open at 7:30pm with entry priced at £4. Please note this event was previously scheduled for The Outback in Wolverhampton on 2nd Nov – for direct event info, including links to the new venue, click here.
Dots & Loops held its inaugural event at The Oobleck in October 2014, hoping to establish itself as ‘sociable evening of short films’ where Birmingham’s local film community, both industry and enthusiasts, could come together to celebrate some ‘really good work’.
Each event has been curated by a variety of film makers, animators and creatives – selecting a series of shorts from both their own portfolio, and of those that have inspired or compelled them. Previous Dots & Loops have welcomed work from Peter Millard, Simon Ellis (Soft) and Charlie Lynn (Beyond Clueless) – Dots & Loops #5 will see the return of animator/director Louis Hudson (Dice Productions) alongside writer/producer, Ian Ravenscroft (Dice Productions, BBC Three).
As cited on the Flatpack website, Hudson and Ravenscroft have ‘worked together on a number of short films’; and will be presenting ‘some of their favourite collaborations as well as a bunch of comedy shorts that have influenced them and their work throughout their careers.’
Dots & Loops #5 will be held at The Rose Villa Tavern on Tuesday 19th December – as presented by Flatpack: Assemble. For direct event info, click here.
For more from Flatpack, including full event listings and project information, visit www.flatpackfestival.org.uk
For more on The Rose Villa Tavern, visit www.therosevillatavern.co.uk