Welcome To A Bright White Limbo

Oona Doherty is a Belfast based dancer and choreographer. She is bold, complex, arresting, and ambitious. This innovative, poetic and visually arresting documentary is a portrait of Oona and the creative process of her award winning show 'Hope Hunt'.

Director Bio

Cara Holmes is a director and film editor based in Ireland. Her work has predominantly been in documentary (both independent and broadcast) as well as working on TV dramas, award winning observational documentary series, experimental film and short films. Cara’s interests lie in feminism, disability rights and LGBT stories, she is interested in making films that uncover interesting truths. Cara's most recent work was the Screen Ireland funded documentary ‘WELCOME TO A BRIGHT WHITE LIMBO’. Combining documentary approach and live dance performance, this visually arresting film dives into the mind and creative process of Oona Doherty’ and her award winning dance show 'Hope Hunt’. The film is set to premiere at the Cork International Film Festival, 2019. At the moment, Cara is co-directing and editing the documentary ‘TEENAGE AMBASSADORS’, an inspiring story of teenage best friends Natasha and Minahil who grew up in the direct provision centre in Athlone, Ireland. The documentary will be broadcast in November, 2019


  • Directed by:Cara Holmes
  • Produced by:Zlata Filipovic
  • Runtime:11 mins
  • Completion Date:September 30, 2019
  • Country of Origin:Ireland
  • Country of Filming:Ireland
  • Category:Non-Fiction
  • Selection:Programme 14
  • Screening Time / Venue:Sat AUG 15
    10AM - 10PM ONLINE
  • Links: Website

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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.

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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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