First established in 2014 as a showcase for local filmmakers, Still Voices has developed over the years with the aim of encouraging and supporting young filmmaking talent across the midlands and Ireland.
The Still Voices Short Film Festival offers the perfect opportunity for both filmmakers and film lovers to come together, share ideas, develop relationships and enjoy the work of some of the best up-and-coming Irish and International talent out there today.
Located along the river Inny in the heart of the midlands, the town of Ballymahon provides the ideal setting for our budding short film festival.
“ Pick up a camera. Shoot something. No matter how small, no matter how cheesy, no matter whether your friends and your sister star in it. Put your name on it as director. Now you’re a director. Everything after that you’re just negotiating your budget and your fee. ”- James Cameron
“ If there’s specific resistance to women making movies, I just choose to ignore that as an obstacle for two reasons: I can’t change my gender, and I refuse to stop making movies ”- Kathryn Bigelow
“ To be a film-maker, you have to lead. You have to be psychotic in your desire to do something. People always like the easy route. You have to push very hard to get something unusual, something different. ”- Danny Boyle
“ Don’t give up. You’re going to get kicked in the teeth. A lot. Learn to take a hit, then pick yourself up off the floor. Resilience is the true key to success. ”- Melissa Rosenberg