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GIFFONI EXPERIENCE 2013 - 19.28 July

Sections & Films


Category: Edition 2013

A small bird with a fear of flying tries to avoid heading South for the winter.


Un uccellino che ha paura di volare cerca di non migrare verso Sud per l’inverno.




Original Title Fear of Flying
Category Official Competition
Section Elements +3
Tipology Short Film
Duration 9’
Production Year 2012
Nationality Ireland
Directed by Conor Finnegan
Screenplay Conor Finnegan
Editor Conor Finnegan
Original Voices Mark Doherty
Aoife Duffin
Steve Courtney
Produced by Brunella Cocchiglia


Conor Finnegan FEAR OF FLYING headshotConor Finnegan
Conor loves telling stories through animation of all kinds, whether it be stop-motion, traditional hand drawn illustration, live-action or a combination of the three. Conor graduated from IADT National Film School, Ireland with first class honors in animation where he was nominated for the prestigious Royal Television Society Student Media Award. He was then awarded the Irish Screen Producers Award for Animation. Conor worked as a lead animator and compositor on a number of productions before concentrating his efforts on Directing. His first short film FLUFFY MCCLOUD garnered rave reviews at numerous film festivals around the world. His second short FEAR OF FLYING received the Best Short Film Award at the Galway Film Festival and was nominated as Best Short Film at the Irish Film & Television Academy Awards 2013.

Conor Finnegan
Conor ama raccontare storie attraverso ogni tipo di animazione: stop-motion, disegno a mano, illustrazione tradizionale, live-action o una combinazione delle tre tecniche. Conor si è laureato con lode in animazione alla IADT National Film School, in Irlanda, dove è stato nominato per il prestigioso Royal Television Society Student Media Award. È stato insignito dell’Irish Screen Producers Award per l’animazione e ha lavorato come capo animatore e compositore in una serie di produzioni prima di concentrare i suoi sforzi sulla regia. Il suo primo cortometraggio, FLUFFY MCCLOUD, ha ottenuto recensioni entusiastiche in numerosi festival cinematografici in tutto il mondo. Il suo secondo corto, FEAR OF FLYING, ha ricevuto il Best Short Film Award al Festival di Galway ed è stato nominato come Miglior Cortometraggio all’Irish Film & Television Academy Awards 2013.





Ivan Mc Cullough

festival contact
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