In rural Ireland, teenage sisters grapple with their ties to the family farm when they discover a pest caught in a trap and must decide what to do with it.

Director Bio

Ayla Amano is a director, writer and producer. She studied Screenwriting and Directing at South Seas Film and Television School in Auckland, winning Best Film and Best Screenplay of her graduating year. Over the next several years, Ayla directed, wrote and produced an extensive slate of videos including short documentaries, commercials and branded content. She went on to spend two years in Vancouver, Canada where she co-directed and wrote a feature documentary for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). Ayla now resides in Cork, Ireland, where her debut short film, 4x4, premiered at the Cork International Film Festival in November, 2020.


  • Directed by:Ayla Amano
  • Written by:Ayla Amano
  • Produced by:Aisling Malone
  • Runtime:16 mins
  • Completion Date:August 22, 2020
  • Country of Origin:Ireland
  • Country of Filming:Ireland
  • Language:English
  • Category:Irish Live-Action
  • Selection:Main Competition - Programme 26
  • In Person Screening Time & Venue:Nov 7th Bridgeways Ballymahon 2 - 3pm
  • Online Screening TimeNov 7th 4pm - 10pm
  • Links: Instagram Website

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2022 submission open

Still Voices 2022 Submissions Open

  • Ronan O'Toole
  • December 1st, 2021

The submission call for the 2022 edition of Still Voices is now open.

terence davies festival patron

Terence Davies Becomes Festival Patron

  • Ronan O'Toole
  • November 12th, 2021

We are delighted to announce that Terence Davies is now our Festival Patron.

2021 award winners

Still Voices 2021 Award Winners

  • Ronan O'Toole
  • November 5th, 2021

The Still Voices 2021 Short Film Competition Award Winners.


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