The Grass Ceiling

“Team sport does something to a girl. You get to think about your body in terms of what it can do, rather than how it looks. You become more engine than ornament.” This emotive and layered short documentary film vividly captures the raw physicality of team sport, you can feel the grass stains on the players’ knees, the flowchart of bruises on their bodies. Three successful female athletes explore what drives them to play, how the punishment, effort and joyful reward in sport reveal something essential in the human spirit that is often elusive for women; how being physically courageous, unapologetically competitive and deeply passionate can unlock a freedom to really occupy your own skin.


Director Bio

Iseult Howlett has been crafting stories for screen for almost 20 years. She is a multiple IFTA nominated editor and has cut a number of award-winning documentaries and short films. The Grass Ceiling is Iseult's directorial debut.

Info

  • Directed by:Iseult Howlett
  • Written by:Eimear Ryan & Iseult Howlett
  • Produced by:Frankie Fenton
  • Runtime:15 mins
  • Completion Date:October 11, 2019
  • Country of Origin:Ireland
  • Country of Filming:Ireland
  • Category:Non-Fiction
  • Selection:Programme 2
  • Screening Time / Venue:Fri AUG 14
    10AM - 10PM ONLINE
  • Links:Twitter

Latest News

Check out our news section below for all the lastest updates on Still Voices!

2020 award winners

Submissions for Still Voices 21 Now Open

  • Ronan O'Toole
  • 01 October, 2020

Submissions for the Still Voices Short Film Festival 2021 are now open!

2020 award winners

2020 Award Winners Announced!

  • Ronan O'Toole
  • 16 August, 2020

Still Voices Short Film Festival 2020 Award Winners Announced!

2020 festival online

Still Voices 20 Kicks Off!!

  • Ronan O'Toole
  • 13 August, 2020

Still Voices Short Film Festival 20 Kicks Off Online Today!!!

FYI

Check below for more info on the festival, including official tickets and programme.

Tickets

As this year's festival is online, no tickets will be sold. The online short film competition will be free.

2020 Programme

You can download our 2020 Programme here.

Supporters

Check out all the wonderful people and organisations who support the Still Voices Short Film Festival.

Click here to find out more

Ballymahon

Located in the heart of the Irish midlands, Ballymahon plays host to Still Voices every August.

Click here to find out more

Our Wonderful Partners

Without the support of these amazing organisations, Still Voices would not be possible.