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Real To Reel | The Craft Film Festival

  • Nova Cinema 380 Lygon Street Carlton Australia (map)
Still from Andrew Burton,  The Orangery Urns,  2018, Malkin, Bouttell

Still from Andrew Burton, The Orangery Urns, 2018, Malkin, Bouttell

Real To Reel:
The Craft Film Festival
Thursday 22 August, 7pm
Friday 23 August, 7pm

Cinema Nova
380 Lygon St,

Unexpected tales of making from around the world featuring contemporary Aboriginal weaving, an Indian clay performance, scrap puppets, glassblowing, metalsmithing and a human powered bakery.

Over two screenings, a medley of thirty three short films explore the human relationship with making and materials. They offer a rare opportunity to witness craft in action and the narratives, passion and skill inherent in the creation of works.

Screening 1
Thursday 22 August, 7pm

Witness scrap metal being transformed into intricate eyewear in Kenya, puppets coming to life in a BAFTA award-winning animation, interwoven histories of a blacksmith and gardener, documentaries on British chair making and Mexican luthiers, and an animation from Australia’s Tjanpi Desert Weavers.

Screening 2
Friday 23 August, 7pm

Discover the tradition of making dance masks and costumes in Mexico, a knitting evangelist’s insights into creativity and health, an outdoor gym that powers a bakery, a portrait of one of the oldest potteries in Japan, an animation celebrating the role that dogs play in a remote community, and a documentary on a retired Australian farmer turned artisan woodworker.


Real to Reel: The Craft Film Festival is produced by the Crafts Council UK and Crafts magazine. Its tour to Australia is courtesy of Maker&Smith.
Real to Reel forms part of the Craft Cubed Festival presented by Craft Victoria. Craft Cubed is supported by the City of Melbourne Triennial Arts Grants Program.

Earlier Event: August 22