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  • Still from ‘Made in London - Chris Keenan’, William Scothern, 2017

Real to Reel: The Craft Film Festival

Real to Reel: The Craft Film Festival is the first UK festival dedicated to films about making. Now in its fourth year, the festival continues its mission to celebrate the sheer depth and scope of craft skills around the globe, by bringing a unique selection of films to the big screen.

Submissions are open! 

We’re inviting submissions for the 2019 edition, which will once again coincide with London Craft Week and screen at partner venue Picturehouse Central, London, in early May, followed by an international tour. 

All genres are encouraged, from documentaries, to story-led films to animation: if your film explores making, skills and materials, in the broadest sense, our selection panel would like to see it.

The Crafts Council is committed to promoting and celebrating diversity. We particularly encourage applications from currently under-represented groups in contemporary craft, including disabled applicants and applicants from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds.

The deadline is 4 February 2019

There is a submission fee, which supports the production and promotion of the festival. To benefit from the early bird rate, submit your film before 2 December! 

Full terms and conditions are available on our opportunity page. Just click ‘Apply Now’ below. 

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To get a feel for the eclectic nature of the festival, watch the Real to Reel 2018 trailer: