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Real to Reel: The Craft Film Festival 2018 - Talk Event


The first UK festival dedicated to craft and moving image

The third edition of Real to Reel: The Craft Film Festival returns to Picturehouse Central during London Craft Week, and this year is in partnership with Killik & Co., an independently owned investment house. 

Produced by the Crafts Council and Crafts magazine, and in partnership Killik & Co, the festival presents another eclectic programme of shorts exploring our relationship with materials and making. Discover documentaries, maker profiles, music videos and hand-crafted animations from around the globe that celebrate craft in all its facets across two screenings on 8th and 9th May.

A special event on 10th May delves into the world of puppet making and stop motion animation with a screening and talk from Mackinnon & Saunders.

What to expect from the Talk Event
Dedicated to uncovering the astonishing craft and technical skills employed in the production of ground-breaking animation, this talk and screening introduces Mackinnon & Saunders, world leaders in character development for stop-motion puppets. Famed for bringing the world’s best known animated characters to life, including Tim Burton’s ‘Corpse Bride’ and Wes Anderson’s ‘Fantastic Mr Fox’, they will shed light on the processes behind their design and construction. The event includes a premiere of a digitally remastered version of 1992 animation ‘The Sandman’. Presented by Ian Mackinnon. A must-see for animation fans.

Read more about Screening 1 and Screening 2.


  • All areas of the building are accessible to wheelchair users
  • Lifts to all floors
  • All screens are accessible by wheelchair and have wheelchair spaces.
  • Accessible toilets on all floors
  • Guide dogs welcome
  • If an individual needs to attend with a carer, the carer can come for free

To book wheelchair spaces or carer tickets by phone, or for all other accessibility enquires, please contact Picturehouse Central on 02072 947908.