I Am Mackenzie

Caught among toxic masculinity, a sequin dress and a teenage crush, a teen skater, growing up in rural Texas, will have sex for the first time in the back of their dad’s truck. I am Mackenzie is a short coming of age drama about adolescence and the feeling of not belonging; the feeling of being an alien to your home, your peers, your body, your gender. It is a story about rushing towards love, and making mistakes; a story about finding the courage to look honestly at yourself.

Director Bio

Artemis is a versatile director from Greece, working across genres both on comedies and dramas. Her directorial work has been screened at SXSW, Austin Film Festival, Athens International FF, Oak Cliff FF, FilmFest Dresden, Cine Las Americas, Film Festival of Drama among others. Her latest short I am Mackenzie (2019) premiered at SXSW Festival (2019) and won the Texas Shorts Jury Award. Her film Calling (2017) received the Award for “Best Film” in the category “Greeks of the World” at the 41st Film Festival of Drama 2018. It was also recipient of the EBW Austin Film Society Grant


  • Directed by:Artemis Anastasiadou
  • Written by:Brittany Worthington
  • Produced by:Lauren Izard
  • Runtime:20 mins
  • Completion Date:March 8, 2019
  • Country of Origin:United States
  • Country of Filming:United States
  • Category:Student Short Film
  • Selection:TBD
  • Screening Time / Venue:TBD
  • Links: Website

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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.

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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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2020 Programme

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