Over the course of her 21st Birthday, Ava explores the grief felt by the loss of her twin sister and attempts to overcome it. A musing on emotions still present and those lost, and a remembrance of a constant reminder.

Director Bio

Ciarán’s 2014 short, ‘I’ve Been a Sweeper’, starring Eamon Morrissey, created a buzz on the festival circuit, leading to the GFC/RTÉ funded follow-up, 'The Great Wide Open'. Starring John Kavanagh, the short earned the ‘60th Cork Film Festival ‘Cork Short Award’, and an IFTA nomination. In 2015, Ciarán became a Warner Bros. Screenwriting Scholar at the National Film School. In 2019, Ciarán directed his third short - the SI funded 'TWIN'.


  • Directed by:Ciarán Dooley
  • Written by:Ciarán Dooley
  • Produced by:Matt D'Arcy
  • Runtime:6 mins
  • Completion Date:July 1, 2019
  • Country of Origin:Ireland
  • Country of Filming:Ireland
  • Category:Irish Live-Action
  • Selection:TBD
  • Screening Time / Venue:TBD
  • Links: Website

Latest News

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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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