‘Irish Folk Furniture’ screening at DOK Leipzig and Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival

Tony Donoghue’s Irish Folk Furniture screening at DOK Leipzig and Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival.

The 55th International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film (29th Oct – 4th Nov 2012)

World premieres and entry countries at record level.

Tony Donoghue’s Irish Folk Furniture is among  84 documentaries and 114 short animated films that make up the official programme of this year‘s DOK Leipzig. Among the documentaries are 27 world premieres and 14 international premieres, a record number for the film festival. The 198 selected films were chosen from 2,847 entries submitted from 113 countries. The number of countries also marks a new high. The 55th International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film will also feature numerous special programmes, so that a total of 360 films from 62 countries will be shown during the festival from 29th October to 4th November.

‘In addition to new films by outstanding directors like Peter Mettler or Anastasia Lapsui and Markku Lehmuskallio, we are proud to be showing really impressive debuts from countries as diverse as Bangladesh, Chile, China and Germany. The maturity and determination of these works by talented young filmmakers, all world or international premieres, is absolutely extraordinary,’ festival director Claas Danielsen says about this year’s international documentary competition.



The 16th Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival (23 – 28 October)

This follows the film’s screening at October 23 – 28, 2012 The Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival is a celebration of creative documentary film and the greatest event of its kind in Central and Eastern Europe.

Dutch film historian Thomas Elsaesser specializing in film festivals characterized Jihlava as ‘one of the most original festivals I have ever attended’ and Portuguese director Manoel de Oliveira declared it a ‘Mecca of documentary film’.


Irish Folk Furniture – A film by Tony Donoghue

An animated documentary about repair and recycling in rural Ireland. ” 8′ 19″. Colour. 16:9 FHA. 2012

Mayfly Films Ltd.

Contact: tonydonoghue@gmail.com


DOK Leipzig: Anima meets Doc


DOK Leipzig is devoted to the exchange of ideas, inspiration and skills, whether in the cinema or at one of the many networking events offered during the festival week. In this spirit and with our eye on the ever-evolving nature of the film industry, we invite professionals from the Documentary and Animation Industries to meet and to share experiences. This is your chance to meet with people from other professions, who can give you new ideas and show you what might be possible when using animation in documentary filmmaking, or help you find an animator for an existing or planned project.


No project or participation fee is required, just a passion for innovative film forms and an interest in creating animated factual content.


If you are interested in taking part, please send an email by October 19th, 2012 to: animation@dok-leipzig.de.


But, if you have a project or looking for a specific partner please let us know, we want to help you get connected!


More information about all offers and programmes: www.dok-leipzig.de