The missing scarf

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George Takei narrates this multi-award-winning fable about a wise squirrel on an increasingly existential quest to find its scarf.


6 min

Valladolid Short Film Nominee


Screenwriter: Una Gunjak
Producer: Jelena Goldbach, Siniša Juricic
Director of Photography: Matthias Pilz
Editor: Anja Siemens
Production Design: Ivana Škrabalo
Original Score: Bernd Schurer
Sound Design: Sebastian Morsch, Raoul Brand
Main Cast: Iman Alibalic, Esma Alic, Mirela Lambic, Mario Knezovic

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Director’s statement

The film sets out on an misadventurous route to answering four common human fears. Presented in order they are – fear of the unknown, fear of failure, fear of rejection and finally the fear of death, which is comically blow out of proportion to include the entire universe. For each fear both sides of an argument are presented, but visually no real resolution is delivered. This allows the audience to form their own conclusion for each argument.

The film’s heavy subject matter is shrouded under the tone of a toddler’s Saturday morning cartoon. This helps lull the audience into a false sense of security only to deliver twist after twist to a normally predictable genre.

Trailer of the film:

The Missing Scarf from Eoin Duffy on Vimeo.


Director’s bio/filmography

Eoin Duffy is an Irish director and filmmaker. His work has been shortlisted for an Oscar at the 86th Academy Awards. In addition, his films have secured multiple international accolades including awards at the San Francisco International Film Festival, Savannah Film Festival, Dallas International Film Festival, Seminci and many others.


Q&A with the director

How long did it take to make your short? Was it dif- ficult to get financing?

It took 12 months to complete from initial concept, through three dozen script re-writes, to the final labour-intensive process of animation, but all enjoyable. The film was generously funded by the Irish Film Board, a multi-tiered procedure which took around 3-4 months.

Which thoughts come to mind concerning a “Euro- pean cinema community”?

The European cinema community is a much needed alternative to Hollywood, which gains more ground each and every year. The diversity in European cul- ture is reflected in the diversity of films it produces.

If you owned a theatre for one night, which films would you screen?

12 ANGRY MEN by Sidney Lumet, AMÉLIE by Jean- Pierre Jeunet and THE GARAGE by Carl Thibault.

What is your next project?

My next film is another short animated film called I AM HERE, which tells the tale of a celestial traveller’s search for higher meaning.




15 nominations, 12 wins

the missing scarf 1.Cork International Film Festival 2013

Won Grand Prix Irish

“This winning animated short has a fun, fresh and impressive design with an excellent, mind-expanding script.”

.Dallas International Film Festival 2014

Won Grand Jury Prize Animated Short Grand Jury Prize

.Foyle Film Festival 2013

Won Best Irish Animation

.Galway Film Fleadh 2013

Won James Horgan Award Best Animation 

. L.A. Shorts Fest 2013

Won Best Animation Short Film

. Memphis Indie Film Festival 2013

Won Indie Memphis Competiton Best Animation

. New Hampshire Film Festival 2013

Won Best Animation

. San Francisco International Film Festival 2014

Won Golden Gate Award Best Animated Short

. Valladolid International Film Festival 2013

Won EFA Short Film Award

On the web

On the web

Official website

European Film Adwards


video trailer

. review on


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