Set during the late 90s in Southern California, 16-year-old introverted Elle struggles to express her feelings towards her best friend who is about to move away.

Director Bio

Nicole Vanden Broeck is a French-Mexican filmmaker born and raised in Mexico. She received the FONCA-CONACYT Scholarship to pursue an MFA in Directing at the American Film Institute Conservatory. Her thesis film ELLE (2020) premiered at the Academy-Qualifying 24th Rhode Island International Film Festival and won the Grand Prize Marlyn Mason Award given for new voices, new perspectives by women in film. Her directorial work has screened at over 50 film festivals around the world including AFI Fest, Out On Film, Women in Film & Television, among others.


  • Directed by:Nicole Vanden Broeck
  • Written by:Nicole Vanden Broeck & Asher Jelinsky
  • Produced by:Gabrielle Cordero
  • Runtime:21 mins
  • Completion Date:February 22, 2020
  • Country of Origin:United States
  • Country of Filming:United States
  • Language:English
  • Category:Student Short
  • Selection:Student Programme 1
  • In Person Screening Time & Venue:Nov 4th Ballymahon Library 2-3pm
  • Online Screening TimeNov 5th 10am - 10pm
  • Links: Instagram

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Still Voices 2021 Programme Announced

  • Ronan O'Toole
  • 15 September, 2021

The full programme for the 2021 Still Voices Film Festival has been announced.

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Terence Davies & Pat Collins Directing Masterclass

  • Ronan O'Toole
  • 22 September, 2021

Terence Davies & Pat Collins Directing Masterclass at Still Voices 21

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Terence Davies to Attend Still Voices 21

  • Ronan O'Toole
  • 22 September, 2021

Acclaimed Director Terence Davies to attend Still Voices Film Festival 2021.


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