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Folk Art Found Me

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Who are these people from Nova Scotia!? and what is folk art!? Folk Art Found Me is a direct and humorous documentary that allows the artist to explain what real folk art is. These artists have a raw, passionate inspiration to create, entirely without pretension. In one instance, the three Naugler brothers--Bradford, Leo and Ransford--from Lunenburg County tell the story, one by one, of how they switched from auto-body work to sculpture and painting. Other featured artists are Sidney Howard, Wesley Hubley, Eddie Mandaggio, Garnet McPhail and Harry Whitney. The film includes the views of two curators, "Mister Folk Art of America," Bert Hemphill and Chris Huntington. Folk Art Found Me provides a knowledgeable, visceral view of the subject, celebrating these internationally recognized artists. It snaps along with great wit and is, in the end, an inspiration for everybody.

1993, 29 min 49 s

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Silver Award - Category: Documentary
Expo of Short Film and Video
November 21 to 23 1996, New York - USA

Chris Award
International Film and Video Festival
October 22 to 24 1996, Columbus - USA

Silver Apple Award
National Educational Media Network Competition
May 18 1996, Oakland - USA

Special Jury Prize
Big Muddy Film Festival
February 23 to March 3 1996, Carbondale - USA

Silver CINDY Award
Itinerant - International CINDY Competition
February 23 to March 3 1996, Spring Valley - USA

WorldMedal - Category: Fine Arts / Crafts
The New York Festivals / Festival Competition
January 19 1996, New York - USA

Certificate of Merit - Division Film and Video - Category: Art Work
Golden Gate Awards Competition & International Film Festival
April 20 to May 4 1995, San Francisco - USA

Gold Plaque - Category: Arts and Humanities
International Film Festival
October 6 to 23 1994, Chicago - USA

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