The day is here!!!
Still Voices Short Film Festival 2019 is here!!!
The script is king! Three award-winning screenwriters discuss their approach to writing, their process, struggles and how they translate their ideas from mind to script. The panel includes:
Oonagh is an award-winning film writer and director. She has written and directed one full-length
documentary and nine shorts. She first cut her teeth in the film industry in 2005 as casting
director to Ken Loach on his Palm d’Or winning film ‘The Wind That Shakes the Barley’. For two
years, she taught film part-time at the University of Suffolk, and guest lectured at UCC and
Birmingham City University
Brock is an award-winning screenwriter and playwright. His original screenplay ‘Bronson’, starring
Tom Hardy and directed by Nicholas Winding-Refn, premiered at the BFI London Film Festival in 2009
and was in competition at the Sundance and Sydney Film Festivals, where it won Best Film in 2009.
Brock’s four part-adaptation of Jake Chapman’s ‘The Marriage of Reason and Squalor’ aired on Sky
Arts in June 2015 and his adaptation of cult novel ‘Yardie’ for Warp and StudioCanal, Idris Elba’s
feature-film directorial debut, premiered in 2018.
Don Duncan is a filmmaker, journalist and a Lecturer in Broadcast Production at Queen's University
Belfast. He has made both fiction and non-fiction films in France, Lebanon and Belgium. His most
recent short film ‘A Sign’, has screened at over thirty festivals worldwide and aired on RTÉ in 2016.
In his journalism, Don focuses on culture, politics, language and identity as well as the political and
cultural dynamics in pre and post conflict situations. While a freelance foreign correspondent based
in Beirut, he covered the revolutions in Egypt, Libya, Tunisia and the beginning of the war in Syria.
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