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
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