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  • Ngayuku Papa: Tiny, Jonathan Daw and Cynthia Burke, 2017

Real to Reel: The Craft Film Festival

Real to Reel: The Craft Film Festival is back at Picturehouse Central for its fourth edition.

Screening during London Craft Week, the festival continues its mission to celebrate the diversity of craft skills around the globe.

Watch the trailer below!

Two screenings on 7 and 8 May present a unique medley of heart-warming shorts, selected from an open call, that explore the human relationship with making and materials.

Amazing Spectacles, Rachel Reed, 2018

Screening 1

Tuesday 7 May, 6.30-8.00pm
Picturehouse Central

Witness the spectacle of scrap metal transforming into intricate eyewear, puppets coming to life in a BAFTA award-winning stop-motion animation, interwoven histories of a blacksmith and gardener and documentaries covering British chair making, Mexican luthiers and much more in this varied selection of shorts.

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Lives of Clay, Vidya Thirunarayan & Zoe Manders, 2018

Screening 2

Wednesday 8 May, 6.30-8.00pm
Picturehouse Central

Discover a world in miniature, performance that intertwines clay and dance, the beneficial impact of creativity on health, an outdoor gym that makes bread, animation celebrating the special role that dogs play in remote community life and documentaries about making, from giant pots to replica birds’ eggs, and more, in this diverse range of shorts.

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Screen for Another Focus installed at Dovecot Tapestry Studio, David Penny, 2018

Satellite Event - Screen for another focus 

Thursday 9 May – Sunday 12 May
The Future of Craft at Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf, South Bank, London

Screen for Another Focus by David Penny is an immersive, three screen installation blurring the boundaries between video and photography to interpret the extraordinary craftsmanship of the weavers at Dovecot Tapestry Studio, Edinburgh. The Crafts Council has enabled the display of this exciting work in the raw, industrial setting of Bargehouse, on display as part of the Future of Craft event, held during London Craft Week.

Free Admission 

Real to Reel 2019: On Tour

This year’s programme will tour to national and international venues from June 2019 – May 2020. Schedule to be announced soon. For touring enquiries, please contact Sarah Turner, s_turner@craftscouncil.org.uk, Tel: +44 (0)20 7806 2511.