An elderly woman returns to her home after a violent break in that has robbed her of her husband and her peace of mind. Now alone, only she can discover if she is ready, or able, to begin life again.

Director Bio

Sinéad O'Loughlin is an Irish filmmaker currently based in Cork. She studied English & Media in IADT Dun Laoghaire & completed her MA in Drama & Theatre in NUI Galway. She writes short fiction and has written & directed for theatre, radio and film. Her first short film Homecoming (2016) screened at over 50 film festivals and won seven awards including Best Irish Narrative at Kerry Film Festival by a jury that included Jim Cummings (Writer/Director Thunder Road, Short Film Grand Jury Prize , 2016 Sundance Festival) and Ben Cleary (Writer/Director Stutterer, 2016 Academy Award Winner, Best Short Film). Most recently it picked up the Best Short Film - Audience Choice at Chicago Irish Film Festival.


  • Directed by:Sinead O'Loughlin
  • Written by:Gemma Doorly
  • Produced by:Kilian Waters
  • Runtime:15 mins
  • Completion Date:June 28, 2019
  • Country of Origin:Ireland
  • Country of Filming:Ireland
  • Category:Irish Live-Action
  • Selection:TBD
  • Screening Time / Venue:TBD
  • Links:Website Instagram

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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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