St Finbarr statuette 2009

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Title

St Finbarr statuette 2009

Subject

Cork Film Festival, Seamus Murphy, Award, Trophy, St Finbarr, Dermot Breen

Description

Since its establishment in 1956, the festival has awarded the St Finbarr statuette to its winners. Designed by the Cork-born sculptor Seamus Murphy, the bronze-coloured representation of the saint is 31cm high including the base. The base in this image is faintly inscribed on its sides with a Celtic harp and the Cork coat of arms, along with the date of the festival. This award is inscribed 2009 Seamus Murphy, Naom Fionnbarra. The inscription across the base reads Cork International Film Festival Trophy by Seamus Murphy RHA

The 1965 festival programme notes, in an article by Conor Sweeney, that the awards were used from the very beginning of the festival and that the silver and bronze awards were “lined up on Dermot’s desk”. Dermot Breen was the founder of the film festival and was its director from its inception in 1956 until his untimely death in 1978.

Creator

University College Cork, Cork Film Festival, Seamus Murphy

Source

Cork Film Festival Collection

Publisher

University College Cork

Date

2009

Contributor

Seamus Murphy

Rights

©Seamus Murphy. All rights reserved. Please credit Cork International Film Festival & provide a link back to this site.

Format

Bronze 31cm
JPEG
MP4

Language

English, eng; Irish, gle

Coverage

2009
Cork, Ireland

Collection

Citation

University College Cork, Cork Film Festival, Seamus Murphy, “St Finbarr statuette 2009,” Cork International Film Festival Archive, accessed October 24, 2021, https://corkfilmfest.ucc.ie/items/show/639.