A harsh winter freezes the surface of a river, close to a house where two cousins live. Immersed in the cold wind that rises that day, the rudeness of their relationship grows, reaching its limit.

Director Bio

David Doutel was born in Porto, Portugal, in 1983. He graduated in Sound and Image at the UCP School of Arts, with extensive training in Animation. For the last 10 years he has developed his work in in the field of independent animation short films, both as director, animator and production director. Both in artistic and production departments he has contributed to the creation of several award-winning short-films that have been regularly selected to international film festivals.

Vasco Sá was born in Porto, in 1979. He graduated in Sound and Image at the Escola das Artes da Universidade Católica do Porto, having specialized in Animation. His co-direction of the film Obtuso (Obtuse) marked the end of his academic training and since then he has been involved in various projects. Working for the production company Sardinha em Lata, he was part of the team that created Os Olhos do Farol (Eyes of the Lighthouse) by Pedro Serrazina, and Viagem a Cabo Verde (Journey to Cape Verde) by José Miguel Ribeiro.


  • Directed by:David Doutel & Vasco Sá
  • Written by:David Doutel, Pedro Bastos & Vasco Sá
  • Produced by:Rodrigo Areias, Barbara Vougnon & Fabienne Giezendanner
  • Runtime:15 mins
  • Completion Date:February 1, 2018
  • Country of Origin:Portugal
  • Country of Filming:France, Portugal
  • Category:Animation
  • Selection:In Competition - Programme 24
  • Screening Time / Venue:
    Fri 16th - St.Catherine's Church - 6-7pm
    / Sun 18th - Cooney's Hotel - 3-4pm
  • Links: Website

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Still Voices Film Society

  • Ronan O'Toole
  • 06 January, 2020

We are delighted to announce the launch of the Still Voices Film Society.

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Submissions for 2020 Now Open

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  • 01 October, 2019

Submission call for the Still Voices Short Film Festival 2020 now open!

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Culture Night 2019

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  • 09 September, 2019

Still Voices Culture Night 2019


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