PEEL is a raw, powerful short film that captures the painful effects of alcoholism on a family, as witnessed through the eyes of those who pick up the pieces. A story that unfortunately many can relate to in Ireland and around the world.

Director Bio

Annika Cassidy is 28 years old, born, bred and buttered in Dublin. After making a feature at 15 with the Young Irish Film Makers in Kilkenny, the filmmaking seed was firmly planted. Throughout her teens she worked in the camera department regularly working as the trainee under established DOP Ciaran Tanham. London called and she gallivanted off to complete a Media Arts BA in Royal Holloway, University of London. After a few years of skiiving, she began freelance editing and producing for some hippie charities and evil corporates alike. Now she works full time for Subotica Films as a production executive. With a plethora of experience and respect for all film departments, it is time to concentrate on directing and writing. PEEL is her first short film.


  • Directed by:Annika Cassidy
  • Written by:Annika Cassidy
  • Produced by:Annika Cassidy
  • Runtime:8 mins
  • Completion Date:May 12, 2017
  • Country of Origin:Ireland
  • Category:Irish Live-Action
  • Selection:In Competition
  • Screening Time:TBD
  • Links: Facebook

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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