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Real to Reel: The Craft Film Festival

The UK’s first festival dedicated to craft and making is back, and fully subtitled! 
Real to Reel: The Craft Film Festival returns in partnership with Picturehouse Central from 2–4 May in the heart of London’s West End and includes comedy, documentaries, and animation profiling makers such as Kate Malone, Simone ten Hompel and Martin Clark, all subtitled by Stagetext.
Launched by the Crafts Council and Crafts magazine in 2016, Real to Reel was a sell-out show sitting at the heart of London Craft Week.
Located at Picturehouse Central, the festival returns with a typically eclectic programme on the evenings of 2, 3, and 4 May during London Craft Week 2017, with a carefully curated programme of different films shown each night.
Following an open call, 44 films have been selected from nearly 300 submissions, covering a range of styles from animation to satire, from documentaries to surreal art pieces. As diverse as the films are, each looks at our relationship with materials and making in different ways.
Each of the 44 films across the 3 days of the festival include subtitles by Stagetext, so all audiences will be able to enjoy highlights including Terraforming, directed by Juriaan Booij, which transports you to a crystal planet; In the Meadow, an enchanting animation by ceramist Katie Spragg, exploring the qualities that grass and clay share; and a short film from the Made in London series by William Scothern which takes you behind the scenes of rug maker Ruth Scott’s house. 
To see the full programme and snap up the last remaining tickets (£13/£10 concs) click here to buy tickets now.


The Arts Council
The Arts Council
The Arts Council