Cork International Film Festival poster from 1994

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Title

Cork International Film Festival poster from 1994

Subject

Cork Film Festival, Poster, Kieran O'Connor, 1994

Description

The 1994 festival Poster, designed by the Cork artist Kieran O'Connor, is a fantastical cartoon-like representation of a scene being filmed around a reconstructed version of the Shandon Bells & Tower of St Anne's Church in Shandon, Cork. The sky is burnt orange and the ground is chequered with blue and yellow squares. The film scene references King Kong who stands aloft the steeple, right arm outstretched in which he is holding a graphic representation of a man carrying a ‘flag’ of negative film. To the upper left of the poster is an image of cinema rigging holding cinema lights and a WWI-type fighter plane that is flying close to the Steeple. The scene is being ‘filmed’ by a crew below the Steeple comprising five characters; we also note a discarded clapper board on the floor.

In the background, Cork City is represented in relief, as if at dusk, with the lights of the buildings shining through the blue-tinted landscape. The skyline includes the Church of the Ascension in Gurranebraher, which was commissioned by Bishop Lucey to meet the needs of the growing population in the suburbs. To its right, we can make out the inverted triangular shape of the Knocknaheeny Water Tower.

Creator

University College Cork, Cork Film Festival, Kieran O'Connor

Source

Cork Film Festival Collection

Publisher

University College Cork

Date

1994

Contributor

Cork Film Festival, Arts Council, Cork Corporation, European Commission, RTE

Rights

This collection is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. Please credit the Cork International Film Festival Archive and provide a link back to the site.

Format

Paper on cardboard
TIFF
JPEG

Language

eng, gle

Type

Poster
Text
Image

Coverage

1994
Cork, Ireland

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Poster

Physical Dimensions

42cm x 59.5cm

Collection

Citation

University College Cork, Cork Film Festival, Kieran O'Connor, “Cork International Film Festival poster from 1994,” Cork International Film Festival Archive, accessed May 8, 2021, https://corkfilmfest.ucc.ie/items/show/81.