REEL Crafted 2021

Join us for Crafted Vancouver’s third edition of REEL Crafted, featuring an eclectic collection of films by talented filmmakers from around the world, each exploring their unique view and understanding of craftsmanship and our crafted world.

Adapting to the times, the festival will be happening online this year. We are turning this to our advantage; instead of a single day event, the short film selection of REEL Crafted will be available globally throughout the Crafted Vancouver festival, May 1-25.

On top of that, we are thrilled to be hosting the Canadian premier of two outstanding feature films as a special event on May 15th, available only in Canada!

Visit here to register for a free all-access pass now.




Our short film selection offers an inspiring look into craft making practices from all over the world. Take this journey with us and see the local artists of poverty-ridden Lesotho turning negatives into positives in their own creative ways in “From Trash To Treasure”. Witness Australia’s South West coast through the eyes of a time travelling botanist from the 18th century in “Peregrinations of a Citizen Botanist”, and a powerful tale about love facing darkness – in a world of wool with “A Love Story”. Dutch archaeologist Maikel Kuijpers will introduce you to artisans who are redefining craft in “The Future Is Handmade”, and Ali-Mohammad – the last rural felt-crafter of the Neyshabur region – offers an honest, moving look into his life and work during his last days on Earth in “Days of Ignorance”. Then take a seat in one of Lawrence Neal’s traditional rush-seated chairs in “The Chair Maker”, and learn “How to Bend Concrete in 108 Easy Steps”!


REEL Crafted is proud to host the Canadian premier of two masterful feature films as a special event on May 15th! “Against The Grain” is a gorgeous examination of the complex relationship between craft and the environment through the groundbreaking work of Sebastian Cox, while “Carving The Divine” is an intimate look into the artistic process of modern day Busshi – the buddhist sculptors of Japan.



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