Real to Reel: The Craft Film Festival, presented by the Crafts Council and Crafts magazine, returns to Picturehouse Central during London Craft Week with a typically eclectic programme of 44 shorts over three nights from 2-4 May.
There’s a seam of heritage craft running through this year’s programme exemplified by a beautiful documentary on Owen Jones, an oak swill basket weaver based in the Lake District. Directed by Jacob Hesmondhaigh, this is an intimate portrait of a master maker.
One The Line, commissioned by the British Council, takes us through three craft research residencies which took place in parallel in Thailand, Myanmar and Vietnam as part of the New for Old programme, celebrating and supporting local artisan women.
Closing the final night, Benjamin Wachenje’s film The Craft of Carnival illustrates the amount of making that goes on behind the Notting Hill Carnival.
This is just a taster of tonight’s 15 films.