Being Keegan - *Irish Premiere

Growing up in Liverpool Football Club’s 1970’s heyday, 10-year-old Jay and his best friend Sean spend their days playing football in the backstreets of marginalised Liverpool, gripped by the rise of celebrity footballer Kevin Keegan. When tragedy strikes, it changes their lives forever. We follow Jay’s journey as he returns home after 25 years and explore the ramifications of childhood trauma into adulthood.

Director Bio

Stephanie is an award winning, BAFTA shortlisted filmmaker currently in development on her debut feature, IN OUR BLOOD, a provocative psychological horror. Her shorts have achieved festival and critical success, screening at OSCAR, BAFTA and BIFA qualifying festivals and events worldwide. After receiving rave reviews in Little White Lies, her first short film, MARIGOLDS was acquired and broadcast on BBC HD SHORTS and won Best Director at Underwire Film Festival as well as a Best Screenplay Nomination. Her films have been chosen as Rankin's Hunger.TV film of the week and curated for various online platforms including Amazon, Filmdoo and Indieflix.


  • Directed by:Stephanie Zari
  • Written by:Jilly Gardiner
  • Produced by:Jennifer Monks & Stephanie Zari
  • Runtime:22 mins
  • Completion Date:May 28, 2018
  • Country of Origin:United Kingdom
  • Category:International Live-Action
  • Selection:In Competition
  • Screening Time:TBD
  • Links: Website

Latest News

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programme launch

2019 Programme Launch

  • Ronan O'Toole
  • 05 July, 2019

Still Voices 2019 Programme Launch - Wilder & Gold

athlone screening

A Night of Short Films

  • Ronan O'Toole
  • 02 July, 2019

A Night of Short Films - Athlone Screening - In Partnership with Dead Centre Brewing.

2019 judging panel

The 2019 Judging Panel

  • Ronan O'Toole
  • 01 July, 2019

We are delighted to announce our 2019 Judging Panel for In Competition Films.


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2019 Programme

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