Celluloid Sail

  • Cinema, Expanded Cinema, Productions

Celluloid Sail is a unique archive, film and circus experience aboard the Tall Ship Kaskelot. Using a multi-artform approach, located archive footage is projected onto the sails of the Kaskelot in harbours across the UK. Specially constructed screens and audio installations are hidden within the bowels of the ship, ready for audiences to discover.

As night falls, the vessel then transforms into an expanded cinema; before the film starts, audiences sat on the water’s edge are treated to an archive film infused live circus performance on the ship’s rigging.

Celluloid Sail was the BFI’s flagship and only touring production for their ‘Coast & Sea’ themed, third and final year of ‘Britain On Film’; a programme dedicated to engaging audiences with archive film.









Britain on Film is supported by Unlocking Film Heritage awarding funds from The National Lottery.

Photo credit: Paul Blakemore @BLIKMO