five letters

Five Letters To The Stranger Who Will Dissect My Brain

When VIV a first year medical student at Trinity College Dublin takes a scalpel to a cadaver in her university anatomy room, she is propelled on a soul-searching, emotional and philosophical quest into the nature of what it means to be alive.

Director Bio

Oonagh Kearney has directed nine award-winning short films and one full-length documentary with the support of the Arts Council of Ireland, Screen Ireland, RTE, TG4, BRITDOC and the Wellcome Trust. Her work has screened and won awards at hundreds of film festivals as well as being programmed at the ICA, BFI, IFI and the Mexican and Romanian Cultural Institutes. Her films have been broadcast on RTE, TG4 and ARTE, and been distributed via the 2014 ‘Art on the London Underground’ Series, the Irish Access Cinema program, the Wellcome Trust educational programme, and the RTE and TG4 iPlayers.


  • Directed by:Oonagh Kearney
  • Written by:Oonagh Kearney
  • Produced by:Roisin Geraghty
  • Runtime:25 mins
  • Completion Date:January 30, 2019
  • Country of Origin:Ireland
  • Category:Irish Live-Action
  • Selection:In Competition
  • Screening Time:TBD
  • Links: Website

Latest News

Check out our news section below for all the lastest updates on Still Voices 2019!

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

Our Programme will be available at a later date


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