Real to Reel adds more dates to its Australian tour

‘Real to Reel: The Craft Film Festival’ is touring Australia with more dates being announced…

The next screening will be on Friday 1 November 2019 in Cowra (NSW), hosted by Cowra Regional Art Gallery and showing at Cowra Civic Centre Theatrette. Here’s the ticketing link and see our Tour Listing for more details.

It’s really empowering to see, in our second year hosting this short film festival about craft, that interest is growing – we’ve had several enquiries from regional centres and craftspeople about hosting a screening of the 33 films. As a result we are looking forward to announcing more dates soon – likely in Northern Territory, South Australia, New South Wales and regional WA.

If you are interested in hosting a screening – let us know ASAP, as time will run out in March 2020 for this international selection.

The Makers’ Short Film Festival 2020 – an Australian selection of films about craft and makers.

We’ve said it out loud, so we are now charged with compiling an Australian film festival about craft in 2020. The UK Crafts Council is taking a break, so we’ve hopped into the gap and decided to give a platform to some of the amazing films we know are out there about makers in Oz. We will announce the call-out for submissions soon – so subscribe to our newsletter for first info.

Until then – and as it’s suddenly winter again out there – keep making!

It’s a Wrap! 2019 Winter Program – a fortnight of makers’ skills

Read our most recent newsletter about what happened over the last fortnight (1-14 August 2019). Which films were voted favourite film at Real to Reel: The Craft Film Festival? What did people learn in the Hand & Lock embroidery classes? And what’s next for Maker & Smith? More opportunities for films, conversations and workshops?

We also want to thank all our partners and supporters who have made it possible to present this year, and who also added extra magic.

Click here: https://mailchi.mp/d5d5fe5c8dd2/maker-and-smith-winter-program-wrap-up 

And sign up for more newsletters here to learn about our programs and first dibs on tickets!

Enjoy!

Real to Reel returns to Perth and tours to Sydney and Melbourne

Craft on Screen! The international film festival with a difference is back again in Perth.  Real to Reel celebrates the diversity of craft, materials and makers in 33 short films shown across two screenings.

We are delighted to continue our partnership with the Crafts Council UK to again host ‘Real to Reel: The Craft Film Festival’ in Australia.

The festival is a unique opportunity to witness craft in action and the narratives, passion and skill inherent in the creation of works. It provides a global perspective and again, the programme unites some unusual and perhaps unexpected tales of making – from miniatures, to replica birds’ eggs, to a human powered bakery – along with animations that bring to life fibre, wool, clay and found objects.

This year we are stoked that three films in the international selection are from Australia – featuring Tjanpi Desert Weavers’ animations and the working life of WA woodturner Neil Turner, filmed by Fremantle-based Rae Fallon.

To find dates and info, read more and more importantly buy tickets (please), via our Event Page: Real to Reel: The Craft Film Festival 2019.

Real to Reel: The Craft Film Festival is produced by the Crafts Council and Crafts magazine.

Melissa Cameron: 1.1.2017

Meet Melissa Cameron and learn more about her contemporary jewellery practice at the Adorn: Contemporary Craft Conversations on Sunday 24 March 2019.

Melissa won the 2017 Raphael Prize and the film by Michael Pisano (Pisano Films) gives you a hint as to some of what Melissa will share with us on Sunday 24 March in Joondalup. She will describe a lot more to do with technique, materials and the complementary inter-activities that emboldened this series of work:

“Cameron’s winning artwork “1.1.2017” catalogues one day of gun violence in the USA. A total of 62 fatal gun incidents happened in 55 places throughout the U.S. on January 1, 2017 with 66 guns involved and 73 people impacted.”

YouTube link to film: https://youtu.be/04qzKouZCO8

Featured: Melissa Cameron, GUN. Art work by Melissa Cameron, depicting through the motifs used and numerical data, the 2012 Sandy Hook mass-murder perpetrated by Adam Lanza.

Submit your short film for Real to Reel 2019!

We are continuing our adventure with short films about the diversity of craft in all its forms. And will again host ‘Real to Reel: The Craft Film Festival’ in WA later this year – with tour dates across Australia too.

You can submit up to three short films to the Crafts Council UK that have been made since January 2016. Fees and terms apply. Read on for more details.

If you decide to submit your film, please let us know. We are eager to capture films created in our region for potential inclusion in other film festivals and events, so send us a link to your film/s.

Real to Reel: The Craft Film Festival is dedicated to craft and the moving image. Created by the Crafts Council UK, this will be its fourth rendition and continues its mission to highlight the sheer depth and scope of craft from around the globe.

SUBMISSIONS ARE INVITED NOW!  ** DEADLINE 4 February 2019.

More details….

WHAT TYPE OF FILMS?
All genres are encouraged, from documentaries, to story-led films to animation: if your film explores making, skills and materials, in the broadest sense, the selection panel would like to see it. The Crafts Council UK is committed to promoting and celebrating diversity. Applications from currently under-represented groups in contemporary craft, including applicants with disabilities and minority ethnic backgrounds are encouraged.

Short films – up to 30 minutes in length – only.
Films must have been made after 1st January 2016.

FEES APPLY (IN BRITISH POUNDS)
The submission fees for up to three films are:
£40 | 7th Jan – 21 Jan 2019
(Today £10 = AU$18 approximately)

Final deadline is 4 February 2019.

More details

You will need to upload your film to a hosting service such as Vimeo, YouTube, Wistia, etc for the selection panel to view the film.

If your film’s original language is not English, it will only be accepted if submitted with English subtitles.

Your film must be your own work, and you should have obtained copyright or relevant permissions for all images and films used in your piece.

Filmmakers of productions selected for screening will be notified by Friday 8 March 2019 and will be required to submit a ProRes file on an NTFS-formatted USB or hard drive by Friday 15 March 2019.

In case of selection, the copyright holder automatically authorises The Crafts Council to screen the film during the London festival and for additional screenings in the UK and internationally to take place before May 2020 free of charge and to use publicity material about the author(s) and/or the film, as well as a clip of the production for promotional purposes through press and the internet. The clip may also be included on the Crafts Council website and tour host websites.

For more details on how to apply and the online application go to:

https://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/opportunities/real-to-reel-the-craft-film-festival