On the Importance of Sound

On the Importance of Sound

At times overlooked by aspiring filmmakers, sound is as crucial to the filmmaking process as cinematography or acting. Three award-winning sound designers will discuss the importance of sound in effective, engaging and immersive storytelling. The panel includes:

Anna Sulley

anna sulley

London Sound Designer and Foley Supervisor Anna Sulley began her career in Soho post houses Telecine, Blue and Accent Media, becoming freelance in 2007. She's worked on a wide variety of projects from three screen art installations and VR projects to TV dramas and many features. Past projects include the Nativity Franchise; Dave McLean's 'Luna'; and TV series' like 'Shameless' and 'Snatch'. Recent projects include the Russian art project 'Dau'; Behind the scenes feature doc Game of Thrones the Last Watch and a 30 part children's series waffle the Wonder dog.

Steve Fanagan

steve fanagan

Steve is an award winning sound designer, supervising sound editor and re-recording mixer. In 2016 he was nominated for HPA Award (Hollywood Professional Association), International Music+Sound Awards and MPSE Golden Reels for his work on Lenny Abrahamson’s Room. He was nominated for an EMMY and won an MPSE Golden Reel for Sound Effects Editing (Game of Thrones: Season 1, 2012). He has also won IFTAs for his work on Room (2016), Tomato Red (2017), Albert Nobbs (2012), The Farthest (2018) and Citadel (2013). Steve is a BAFTA, IFTA and EFA member.

Ania Przygoda

Ania Przygoda

Ania Przygoda is an award-winning sound editor. She won Best Sound Designer at Underwire Film Festival 2014 and was nominated for the prestigious Verna Fields Golden Reel awarded by Motion Picture Sound Editors association in Los Angeles. Her recent feature Make Up directed by Claire Oakley is starring BAFTA-winner Molly Windsor alongside Joseph Quinn and Stefanie Martini. It was made as part of iFeatures programme for debut feature films run by Creative England, BFI, BBC Films and ScreenSkills.

In 2017 she worked on I Am Not A Witch by Rungano Nyoni, which premiered in the Official Selection at Cannes Film Festival and the director was awarded BEST DIRECTOR AT BIFA - BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS 2017.

Previously, Ania’s films have won the Palme d’Or in Cannes 2014, Golden Leopard at Locarno Film Festival and San Sebastián International Film Festival 2012, Grand Prix at Tampere Film Festival, Royal Television Society Award in 2013, Golden Mikeldi at ZINEBI Bilbao, Grand Jury Prize at Lille Festival du Cinéma Européen, Best Film at Bogota Short Film Festival, Best UK Short at London Short Film Festival, Grand Prix in Shorts Asia in Tokyo and Huesca.

Hosted by Still Voices Co-Founder David Colohan

David Colohan

David is a musician & filmmaker who has scored several short films & contributed music to feature films, including 'No Party For Billy Burns'. Recent projects as director include the documentary 'Dressed Up In Bare Feet' and work in progress 'Outside Broadcast'.


  • Date:August 17th
  • Time:12:15 - 1:30pm
  • Venue:Bog Lane Theatre
  • Admission:Free

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