Set during the late 90s in Southern California, 16-year-old introverted Elle struggles to express her feelings towards her best friend who is about to move away.

Director Bio

Nicole Vanden Broeck is a French-Mexican filmmaker born and raised in Mexico. She received the FONCA-CONACYT Scholarship to pursue an MFA in Directing at the American Film Institute Conservatory. Her thesis film ELLE (2020) premiered at the Academy-Qualifying 24th Rhode Island International Film Festival and won the Grand Prize Marlyn Mason Award given for new voices, new perspectives by women in film. Her directorial work has screened at over 50 film festivals around the world including AFI Fest, Out On Film, Women in Film & Television, among others.


  • Directed by:Nicole Vanden Broeck
  • Written by:Nicole Vanden Broeck & Asher Jelinsky
  • Produced by:Gabrielle Cordero
  • Runtime:21 mins
  • Completion Date:February 22, 2020
  • Country of Origin:United States
  • Country of Filming:United States
  • Language:English
  • Category:Student Short
  • Selection:Student Programme 1
  • In Person Screening Time & Venue:Nov 4th Ballymahon Library 2-3pm
  • Online Screening TimeNov 5th 10am - 10pm
  • Links: Instagram

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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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