Higher Ground

Higher Ground' is a short film featuring two hill-farmers, their connection with the land and the connections among the local community. Rural communities worked hard and depended on each other to survive, it was a way of life that fostered strong bonds and rich traditions. The film also touches on the insecurity of life, under the violent oppression experienced in Ireland in the early 1900s.

Director Bio

Nuala Dalton is interested in the fragile, the vulnerable, and how they endure and sometimes thrive, despite the violent forces of life and history.


  • Directed by:Nuala Dalton
  • Produced by:Nuala Dalton
  • Runtime:10 mins
  • Completion Date:December 19, 2019
  • Country of Origin:Ireland
  • Country of Filming:Ireland
  • Category:Non-Fiction
  • Selection:TBD
  • Screening Time / Venue:TBD

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official selection 2020

Official Selection 2020

  • Ronan O'Toole
  • 26 June, 2020

Official Selection for Still Voices Short Film Festival 2020 Online Announced.

submissions closed

Cruinniú na nÓg 2020

  • Ronan O'Toole
  • 03 June, 2020

Online Events for Cruinniú na nÓg 2020.

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2020 Submissions Closed

  • Ronan O'Toole
  • 01 June, 2020

Submission deadline for 2020 has now passed.


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As this year's festival is online, no tickets will be sold. The online short film competition will be free.

2020 Programme

Our programme will be available at a later date.


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