Eoin Duffy ‘s animation The Missing Scarf has been nominated for the European Film Awards.
The film boasts the voice work of renowned actor George Takei. Director Eoin Duffy and producer Jamie Hogan first approached George with the project in early 2013 and recorded him shortly after in his hometown of Hollywood California.
You can watch the film here
Full list of nominations:
||Vila do Conde Short Film Nominee
A TOWN CALLED PANIC: THE CHRISTMAS LOG
PANIQUE AU VILLAGE: LA BÛCHE DE NOËL
by Vincent Patar & Stéphane Aubier
Belgium/France 2014, 26’30 min, animation
||Venice Short Film Nominee
by Idan Hubel
Israel 2014, 18 min, fiction
||Grimstad Short Film Nominee
by Mariam Khatchvani
Georgia 2013, 14’38 min, fiction
||Sarajevo Short Film Nominee
by Hannes Vartiainen & Pekka Veikkolainen
Finland 2013, 15 min, documentary
||Cork Short Film Nominee
LITTLE BLOCK OF CEMENT WITH DISHEVELLED HAIR CONTAINING THE SEA
PEQUEÑO BLOQUE DE CEMENTO CON PELO ALBOROTADO CONTENIENDO EL MAR
by Jorge López Navarrete
Spain 2013, 16 min, fiction
||Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Nominee
directed by Pavel Vesnakov
Bulgaria/Germany 2013, 30 min , fiction
||Locarno Short Film Nominee
by Morgan Knibbe
The Netherlands 2014, 15 min, documentary
||Drama Short Film Nominee
STILL GOT LIVES_
ICH HAB NOCH AUFERSTEHUNG_
by Jan-Gerrit Seyler
Germany 2013, 23 min, fiction
||Krakow Short Film Nominee
by Wojciech Sobczyk
Poland 2014, 12 min, animation
||Berlin Short Film Nominee
directed by Gabriel Abrantes
Portugal/Denmark/Sao Tomé and Principe/Sri Lanka 2014, 24 min, fiction
||Bristol Short Film Nominee
by Una Gunjak
Germany/Croatia 2014, 15 min, fiction
||Rotterdam Short Film Nominee
THE CHIMERA OF M.
by Sebastian Buerkner
UK 2013, 25 min, animation
||Valladolid Short Film Nominee
THE MISSING SCARF
by Eoin Duffy
Ireland 2013, 6’35 min, animation
||Tampere Short Film Nominee
by Simon Szabó
Hungary 2013, 11 min, fiction
||Ghent Short Film Nominee
by Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson
Denmark/Iceland 2013, 15 min, fiction
The nominated films will soon be submitted to the over 3,000 EFA Members to elect the winner. The European Short Film 2014 will then be presented at the European Film Awards Ceremony in Riga on Saturday, 13 December – streamed live onwww.europeanfilmawards.eu.
One of the year’s most successful short films is now available online. The animated dark-comedy, masquerading as a classic kid-friendly morality-tale, has racked up 16 international awards and landed a place on the Academy Awards shortlist. The film was then selected to participate in the Oscar theatrical release, screening in more than 300 theatres throughout N.America.
The film was directed by Eoin Duffy and produced by Jamie Hogan in conjunction with Belly Creative Ltd., The Irish Film Board, RTE and The Arts Council, along with narration by pop culture icon George Takei.
Eoin told Film Ireland that “My first short-film, On Departure, and then The Missing Scarf were created back to back. Both were centred around the same event, a recent death in my family. The first was an emotional display of the event; while the second The Missing Scarf dealt with the aftermath. Primarily the seemingly amplification of everyday fears – fear of the unknown, failure, rejection and finally death. The film’s script mirrors my internal debate on the subject, comparing the pros and cons of each, allowing the audience to draw their own conclusions.”
The multi award winning animated comedy The Missing Scarf is set for online release on 29th September .
Eoin Duffy ‘s animation The Missing Scarf secured a place on the Academy Awards’ shortlist. After which the film was selected to participate in the Oscar theatrical release, screening in more than 300 theatres throughout N.America.
The film boasts the voice work of renowned actor, activist and Facebook megastar George Takei. Director Eoin Duffy and producer Jamie Hogan first approached George with the project in early 2013 and recorded him shortly after in his hometown of Hollywood California.
Eoin Duffy’s The Missing Scarf and Stephen Ryan’s The Gravedigger’s Tour (pictured) screen at The 1 Reel Film Festival, which runs from 30th August – 1st September at Seattle Centre.
The festival is part of Bumbershoot, the largest arts and music festival of its kind in North America.
Eoin Duffy’s short animation The Missing Scarf, was awarded the Grand Prix at the 2014 Toronto Animation Arts Festival International. In addition, the film also picked up the Audience Choice Award.
The film has also been signed to Shorts International and released theatrically as part of the Oscar® Nominated Short Films program. The program opened in over 350 theatres throughout the US and Canada. The Missing Scarf was included as an Oscar® Commended short alongside the 5 nominations.
The 15th Chicago Irish Film Festival has concluded with Eoin Duffy’s The Missing Scarf claiming the top Festival Award, Hannah Cohen’s Holy Communion claiming the top Audience Award, and Jenny Keogh’s Story Bud claiming Consulate of Ireland Award.
Festival Director Jude Blackburn said,” The Missing Scarf won the 1st Place Festival Award at this year’s festival. It was a land slide victory, with many people saying it was in the top 10 of all time (at the festival).”
The full list of Award Winners at the 15th Chicago Irish Film Festival:
2014 CONSULATE OF IRELAND AWARD
STORY BUD? Jenny Keogh
THE AUDIENCE AWARD
1ST PLACE HANNAH COHEN’S HOLY COMMUNION Shimmy Marcus
2nd PLACE VOLKSWAGEN JOE Brian Deane
3rd PLACE WASTED Kathy Brady
HONORABLE MENTION BRIDGE STATION Christopher Brennan
THE FESTIVAL AWARD
1ST PLACE THE MISSING SCARF Eoin Duffy
2ND PLACE BLEEDIN’ RAPID Etain McGuckian
3RD PLACE SCRATCH Phillip Kelly
HONORABLE MENTION DANGER OVERHEAD POWERLINES Mia Mullarkey
A short Christmas tale from Eoin Duffy, whose short film The Missing Scarf is on the long-list for an Oscar nomination.
Eoin Duffy’s The Missing Scarf has been named as one of ten animated shorts on the longlist for Academy Award consideration after screenings and preliminary rounds of voting held in New York and Los Angeles
Produced by Jamie Hogan of Belly Creative and featuring the voice of Star Trek star George Takei, the film became eligible for Oscar consideration after picking up the James Horgan Award for Best Animation at the 25th Galway Film Fleadh.
Further screenings will be held in Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco in December to determine the three to five nominees to be drawn from the current ten and put forward for Academy Awards consideration in 2014.
A lone traveller makes his way through an airport before finally accepting his journey’s end.
Deep in thought and bubbling with restrain a somewhat lonesome character is conveyed through an airport. Where is he going? Why is he travelling? His surroundings, sterilized in efficiency, offer little in the way of comfort. Forced to take emotional refuge our hero awaits his journey’s end.
Director Eoin Duffy attempts to express a personal journey centred around the loss of his younger brother – Emmet. The film represents Eoin’s journey home, his transition through the 5 stages of grief, all the while drawing parallels to his brother’s journey.
The project was funded by the Irish Film Board’s Frameworks programme in conduction with The Arts Council (of Ireland) and RTE (Raidió Teilifís Éireann).
Directed by – Eoin Duffy
Produced by – Alan Doherty
Music – Stephen Rennicks
Editing – Rory Gavin
Sound Design – James Daly
Post Production – Reel Good