The Still Voices Film Festival is a community-focused, international film festival based in Ballymahon, Co. Longford. What started out as a showcase for local filmmaking talent in 2014 has grown into a festival which is recognised both nationally and internationally.
We deliver new, exciting and world-class cinema for the local community and wider Midlands region. Through our core programme, the Short Film Competition, we showcase a variety of films, including fiction, non-fiction, animation, student, Irish language and experimental.
You can download our 2023 programme here.
Throughout the weekend of the festival, we screen over 125 short films.
Our aim is to ensure that the work of aspiring filmmakers is given as much exposure as possible, with that in mind we make our entire short film programme free to view throughout the weekend. In addition to our short films, we run a wide variety of events, with both national and international feature films, documentaries, Q&As, panel discussions, masterclasses and workshops specifically designed for children. In addition to the annual festival, Still Voices hosts year-round events in Longford, Westmeath and the wider midlands areas. including the Still Voices Film Society, in partnership with Access Cinema.