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Tufty wins another international award!

TUFTY Best Film certificate from Freakemacine festival 2012

TUFTY on the telly

TUFTY will air on Irish national TV this Monday 4th April, RTÉ 2, 23:25.
Set your telly box and don’t miss it!

Tufty’s Dead by Dawn award arrives!

How cool is that?!

TUFTY goes Underground (twice)

TUFTY will be screening in the Underground Cinema February programme.

Thursday, 24th February 2011 at 7.30pm, Kingston Hotel, Dun Laoghaire.

Also TUFTY will be taking the ferry over to London on Paddy’s Day for the special Underground Cinema event in London’s Shortwave Cinema.

Underground Cinema are delighted to announce that we will be screening a selection of brilliant short Irish Films along with a Special Feature screening of Shtax – A Homecoming on St Patricks Day in London.  We will be joined some of Irelands most up and coming directors and actors for what looks to be a brilliant night of Irish Cinema.  The films will be screened in Londons Shortwave Cinema, regarded as one of the best independent cinema’s in the capital.   Entertainment will also be provided on the night by traditional Irish Band Ciúnas.

So, if you’re free on St Patricks Day and are in London, why not come down and join us.  You can check out the full line up by clicking here

For more details on Shortwave Cinema click here

TUFTY on French TV!

Mickrociné : « Vivre différemment », le samedi 11 décembre à 22h15 sur Canal+ Cinéma

From the Canal+ online listings they describe the film as follows:

Il y a des tas de façons de vivre différemment, ce n’est après tout qu’une question de point de vue. Il suffit juste de se démarquer de ses habitudes de regard, de considérer les choses sous un autre angle que celui que l’on utilise ordinairement et la vie, alors, prend une tout autre coloration. La méthode appliquée par exemple par les deux frères irlandais Jason et Brendan Butler aux ours en peluche est particulièrement symptomatique. De prime abord, Tufty est un mignon petit ourson, l’objet transitionnel idéal pour un enfant en bas âge, mais replacez-le dans son contexte naturel et vous découvrirez que, sous son étoffe de velours, bat un cœur sensible qui ne demande qu’à s’épanouir dans des conditions plus harmonieuses.

Which roughly translates to:

There are lots of ways to live differently, it is after all a matter of perspective. We just have to stand out from its habit of looking, to look at things from a different perspective than what is used commonly and life, then takes a different coloration. The method used for example by two Irish brothers Jason and Brendan Butler in the teddy bear is particularly symptomatic. At first glance, Tufty is a cute little bear, the transitional object is ideal for a young child, but put it back in its natural context and you’ll discover that under his velvet fabric, beats a sensitive heart that only requires to flourish under more harmonious conditions.

More info on site

If you haven’t seen TUFTY yet…

We’re screening it and talking about it at ShortSpace in Filmbase this Thursday evening.

ShortSpace 7pm, Thursday 4th November 2010
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TUFTY wins again!

TUFTY is joint-winner of the Audience Award for Best Short at the Dead by Dawn Horror Festival.

The award itself is a little chainsaw statuette which sounds brilliant. I’ll post up pics of it when it arrives. Thanks to the Scottish audience for their support.

The film is also popping up on lots of blogs and horror forums such as these:

“The stand-out film for both of us though (and judging from the reaction of the rest of the crowd, everyone else) was Brendan and Jason Butler’s Tufty, a heart-wrenching glimpse into where teddy bears come from. For anyone who has one from childhood they are still particularly fond of, be warned: you may never look at it in the same way again.”

I didn’t even know we’d made a horror film!

TUFTY travels to SITGES International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia

TUFTY will be screening in the Brigadoon section of the SITGES International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia on Monday the 11th of October. The filmmakers will be in attendance!

SITGES International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia is the number one fantasy film festival in the world and represents, at the same time, the cultural expression with the most media impact in Catalonia. With a solid experience, the Sitges Festival is a stimulating universe of encounters, exhibitions, presentations and screenings of fantasy films from all over the world.

Born in 1968 as the 1st International Week of Fantasy and Horror Movies, today the Festival is an essential rendezvous for movie lovers and audiences eager to come into contact with new tendencies and technologies applied to film and the audiovisual world.

TUFTY screening at DEAD BY DAWN horror festival, Edinburgh

DEAD BY DAWN is Scotland’s International Horror Film Festival now in it’s 17th edition. The 2010 festival is on Saturday 9 October in the Filmhouse, Edinburgh. Tufty is screening in the “Horror Films with Happy (ish) Endings” programme. See for more info.