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Irish Folk Furniture
Director:Tony Donoghue
Screenplay: Tony Donoghue
Photography: Tony Donoghue
Sdition: Ed Smith
Sound: Fionan Higgins, Colm Tobin
Music: David Kitt
Producers: Cathal Black
Executive producers: Bord Scannán na hÉireann, Irish Film Board, RaidióTeilifís Éireann, An Chomhairle Ealaíon
Production: MayFly Films Ltd

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Irish Folk Furniture

Tony Donoghue
8' / 2012 / Ireland
English and spanish subtitled

Audience vote 7.15

This is an animated documentary film about repair and recycling. In rural Ireland old hand-painted furniture is often associated with hard times, with poverty and with a time many would rather forget. Because of this association much of the country's furniture heritage lies rotting in barns and sheds. In the making of this film 16 pieces of abandoned folk furniture were restored and returned back into daily use. This film was shot in a green and environmentally-friendly way using local craftspeople, local narrators, and inexpensive equipment. Only natural light was used to shoot this film.

Main Festivals & Awards

Premio del Jurado a la mejor animación / Short Film Jury Award for Animation - Sundance Film Festival, USA, 2013
Mejor Cortometraje Documental / Best Short Documentary - Global Visions Film Festival, Canada, 2013
Premio del Público a la mejor película experimental / Audience Award for Experimental Film - Red Rock Film Festival 2012, USA
Tampere Film Festival, Tampere, Finland
Dok Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, USA
Festival du Film d'Environnement, Paris, France
Minimalen Film Festival, Trondheim, Norway

Director's Biography

Tony Donoghue worked for 7 years at the Ecological Parks Trust and the Natural History Museum in London. He uses his background in both biology and film to explore rural traditions and rituals. Right now he is studying 18 and 19 century gravestones, aswell as studying masking and costume traditions in Europe. His last film My Parish Film -6 Farms, wasplayed at Cucalorus Film Festival, Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, Telluride Film Festival, Sundance Film Festival and at 120 other film festivals in 40 countries.


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