2023 Official Programme Now Available

After nine wonderful years of bringing world-class cinema to Ballymahon and the wider region, this will unfortunately be our last. The decision wasn’t taken lightly, but we have no doubt it’s the right one.

It is also with great sadness we learned of the passing of our dear friend and Festival Patron, Terence Davies. We had the pleasure of having Terence attend the festival in 2021; those wonderful memories will stay with us forever. To mark Terence’s passing, we have a very special screening of his 1992 autobiographical masterpiece The Long Day Closes, with an introduction from those who knew him best and a post-screening discussion on his career with John Maguire.

Along with our Terence Davies tribute, we have a nerve-shredding screening of Laura Moss’s debut feature, Birth/Rebirth, followed by a Q&A with Laura and John Maguire. We also have the expertly crafted 406 Days by Joe Lee, focusing on the Debenhams strike in 2020. Joe will be in attendance with Tara Brady for a post-screening Q&A.

Our short film programme will take centre stage, and we have some extraordinary films for our last-ever programme. We also have an incredible industry panel in partnership with the National Talent Academy for Film and TV. Three filmmakers will discuss how they transition their careers from short films into feature and TV roles. As always, we have creative ageing and autism and family-friendly screenings.

This is just a taste of what’s on offer for this November, and we hope you join us for the last-ever Still Voices.