THEY is an intimate portrait of Hobbit and Jake, who have decided to raise their one-year-old child Anoush gender open. The family lives on a houseboat in the UK and in order to prevent people from making gender-related assumptions, they are keeping the biological sex of their baby a secret.

Director Bio

Louisa Rechenbach is a German filmmaker based in London. Having graduated from University of the Arts London in June 2019, she has chosen the documentary genre to be the centre of her creative practice. With a passion for storytelling as a force for social change, Louisa has been working in the film industry for six years. Various jobs in production companies and as a freelancer on film shoots have shaped her good understanding of the process of film production. Prior to her studies, Louisa has worked as a Production Assistant for six months and contributed as a Second Assistant Director to two German feature films. Most recently, Louisa has assisted on the short documentary ‘After Birth’ by Bronwen Parker-Rhodes for The New York Times.


  • Directed by:Louisa Rechenbach
  • Produced by:Louisa Rechenbach
  • Runtime:12 mins
  • Completion Date:May 23, 2019
  • Country of Origin:United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:United Kingdom
  • Category:Student Short Film
  • Selection:TBD
  • Screening Time / Venue:TBD
  • Links:Instagram

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

2020 Programme

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