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:Programme 12
  • Screening Time / Venue:Fri AUG 14
    10AM - 10PM ONLINE
  • Links: Website

Latest News

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call of the forest screening

Call of the Forest Screening

  • Ronan O'Toole
  • 07 December, 2020

Still Voices Presents a Special Screening of Call of the Forest in partnership with Whose Woods These Are Tree Festival.

2020 award winners

Submissions for Still Voices 21 Now Open

  • Ronan O'Toole
  • 01 October, 2020

Submissions for the Still Voices Short Film Festival 2021 are now open!

2020 award winners

2020 Award Winners Announced!

  • Ronan O'Toole
  • 16 August, 2020

Still Voices Short Film Festival 2020 Award Winners Announced!


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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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