What Betty Sees

Belfast 1979, three sisters reluctantly agree to have their tealeaves read by their ill-fated aunt Betty. But the cups uncover more than they could have imagined, revealing trauma, dark futures, family secrets and unbelievable news. A true story of hopes and fears.

Director Bio

Colleen Forward directs her first narrative short film using creative and organisational skills she honed in her career as an internationally exhibiting video artist, and five years working as a self-shooting director and editor. Colleen is from Belfast and lives in London. She recently trained at The Met Film School at Ealing Studios in London and is currently writing further scripts expanding on the ‘What Betty Sees’ characters and two further film projects also based on true stories.


  • Directed by:Colleen Forward
  • Written by:Colleen Forward
  • Produced by:Colleen Forward
  • Runtime:10 mins
  • Completion Date:October 11, 2018
  • Country of Origin:United Kingdom
  • Category:International Live-Action
  • Selection:Opening Night / Out of 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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