“Krafta Doc International Art Making Film Festival” is an international festival of short and documentary films and artists’ videos intended to explore and make visible the process of creation across science, the arts and the humanities. Creativity means perceiving the world in new ways, making connections between persons and disciplines, finding innovative solutions. Creativity is the field of the artists, these original thinkers and visionaries, and we want to know their stories, to watch and share them. The aim of Krafta is to investigate the local and international creative production through high quality films, while opening up discursive debates on tradition and innovation in the arts and crafts with invited professionals.
Krafta will hold its inaugural edition in Glasgow at the Lighthouse, National Centre for Design and Architecture, from the 27th September 2017 to the 01st October 2017.
We aim to make this festival a long-term project and to develop it as an annual event featuring documentary films about artists, craft and visual art, design and architecture, music and dance, industry and heritage, and everything in between. Each year Krafta would tour in different cities across the UK and Europe and would investigate different topics, showing how ideas and creativity form and flourish in “art making”.
For its first edition Krafta will focus on the Scottish production, the London’s creative environment and the disappearing Italian artistic traditions.
The Festival’s programme in Glasgow will feature:
- A one-day Seminar with invited Artists, Academics, Anthropologists and Film Professionals
- 4 Days of Screenings
- 77 Films, between shorts and full-length movies
- 22 Countries: United Kingdom / United States / Spain / Italy / Netherlands / Brazil / Ireland / France / Iran / Poland / Canada / China / Norway / Australia / Austria / Belgium / Cuba / Japan / New Zealand / Philippines / South Africa / UAE
presented across 2 wonderful venues, Scottish gems of architecture and heritage: The Lighthouse, National Scottish Centre of Design and Architecture, and the Sloans, one of the city's most stunning and impressive venue in the heart of Glasgow.
Indeed, we are delighted to have received a high number of films of incredible quality for this first edition of the Festival, and we have added a second venue, the Sloans, to be able to screen the most of them.
Because one of the core aims of the Festival is to position itself as an internationally renowned platform for exchanges and debates about processes and forms of creation and creativity, we have set up a mobile extension of the event, Krafta Doc in Tour, a series of collateral screenings organised in different cities within the UK and Europe.
Krafta Doc in Tour 2017 will take place in London and Venice after the Glasgow’s Festival. The event in London will focus specifically on the city’s creative environment and production; while the screening in Venice, organised in conjunction with the closing weekend of the Biennale (November 20 th - 26 th 2017) will pay tribute to the Italian Craftsmanship.
Krafta is the result of two years of hard, but enthusiastic, work during which a simple idea has taken shape and is now branching fast. Unfortunately, last year we lost our biggest sponsor and we are now in the need of finding other ways to finance the Festival.
We want to deliver a very ambitious festival with an exceptional selection of films. The quality of the videos we have received this year shows that there is a great interest from the artists, and we already had a great reception for a new way of seeing and participating in creativity.
Alongside the traditional funding methods, we decided to launch a crowdfunding campaign to help the Festival get to life. We will sell you tickets and merchandising, you will help us to realise a dream!
Money will be used to pay the Glasgow, London and Venice events, for:
- Printed materials
And if we were really good
- We might be able to help with bursaries those who can't afford to be here
- Invest in aid to boost the marketing campaign
We really hope to see you in September in Glasgow!
There are many ways you can help the Festival. All our offers at the moment are exclusive to Crowdfunding and limited in availability. So hurry up and don't miss our unforgettable first event in Glasgow!
For £5, we will send you 4 colourful KRAFTA POSTCARDS to thank you for your support and love!
For £14, you can take at home our stylish KRAFTA BAG, you can choose our black or yellow one! The bags are printed locally, to support small local business.
For £20, you can show your support wearing our printed KRAFTA T-SHIRTS! Available in yellow or black, Mens and Womens S/M/L/XL. The T-shirts are printed locally, to support small local business.
For £18, you can have an EARLY BIRD KRAFTA STUDENT DAY PASS! Are you an Art & Design or Film Student? The Student Day Pass is valid for Thursday 28 Sept or Friday 29 Sept or Sunday 01 Oct. The Day Pass provides access to 4 performances per day, usually starting at 10am. Mandatory reservations before shows.
For £22, you can have an EARLY BIRD KRAFTA DAY PASS! We are very lucky: the quality of the films is incredible! Come to Glasgow in September and become part of this new exciting project: it will be an opportunity to watch & talk about art, production, passion and action. The Day Pass is valid for Thursday 28 Sept or Friday 29 Sept or Sunday 01 Oct. The Day Pass provides access to 4 performances per day, usually starting at 10am. Mandatory reservations before shows.
For £60, you can have an EARLY BIRD KRAFTA STUDENT WEEK PASS! Are you an Art & Design or Film Student? The Student Weekly Pass is valid from Thursday 28 Sept to Sunday 01 Oct. The pass does not include the seminar on Wednesday 27th September. The Weekly Pass allows access to 16 weekly shows, usually starting at 10am. Mandatory reservation before shows.
For £80, you can have an EARLY BIRD KRAFTA WEEK PASS! If you don't want to miss this overview of International Art, buy the weekly pass. The Weekly Pass is valid from Thursday 28 Sept to Sunday 01 Oct. The pass does not include the seminar on Wednesday 27th September. The Weekly Pass allows access to 16 weekly shows, usually starting at 10am. Mandatory reservation before shows.
For £110, you can bring at home an EARLY BIRD VIP KRAFTA WEEK PASS! Do you want to stay with us and share the whole experience? The EARLY BIRD VIP WEEKLY PASS also includes the initial seminar and the final party. The Weekly Pass is valid from Wednesday 27 Sept to Sunday 01 Oct. The Weekly Pass allows access to 16 weekly shows, usually starting at 10am, the seminar and the final party. Mandatory reservation before shows.
THANK YOU AGAIN FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND LOVE!
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