Birdie - *Irish Premiere

On a bright, ordinary day a woman walks alone to the train station. As she descends the stairs to the underground platform she smiles at a young man. He smiles back. With the smallest of gestures, the woman is caught in a subtle and sinister game.

Director Bio

Classically trained as an actress at the Victorian College of the Arts Melbourne, Shelly Lauman's filmmaking career is preceded by nearly a decade of of work as an actor and theatre maker on some of Australia's most prestigious stages. In 2015, Lauman earned her Master of Fine Arts in Film Directing from the American Film Institute Conservatory where she was awarded the AFI Richard P Rogers Spirit of Excellence Award of her graduating film WOMAN OUTSIDE. Her latest work, BIRDIE is the recipient of the Australian Director's Guild / Metro Screen Production Fellowship.


  • Directed by:Shelly Lauman
  • Written by:Shelly Lauman
  • Produced by:Lizzie Cater
  • Runtime:8 mins
  • Completion Date:February 16, 2018
  • Country of Origin:Australia
  • Category:International Live-Action
  • Selection:In Competition
  • Screening Time:TBD
  • Links: Website

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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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