RISING is a tribute to the relentless resilience of the human spirit. During this global pandemic we have collaborated with an international array of 14 cinematographers to create this inspiring message of hope. In a time when the issues of the world would have us divided, this film shows what can be achieved when we work together. RISING shows the beauty of the world that surrounds us and the power of unity and human connection.

Director Bio

Trev Whelan and Rua Meegan are GRIZZLY; Co-Directors, Cinematographers and Writers that specialise in Documentaries and Short Films and Commercials. We have picked up numerous EDA, Kinsale Shark and International Film Festival nominations and awards over the last few years, including the 2018 DIFF Discovery Award for Directing.


  • Directed by:Trevor Whelan & Rua Meegan, Grizzly
  • Written by:Sarah Coffey
  • Produced by:Grizzly & The Tenth Man
  • Runtime:5 mins
  • Completion Date:August 29, 2020
  • Country of Origin:Ireland
  • Country of Filming:Ireland
  • Language:English
  • Category:Experimental
  • Selection:Experimental - Programme 3
  • In Person Screening Time & Venue:Nov 5th Dead Centre Brewery Athlone 5 - 6pm
  • Online Screening TimeNov 6th 10am - 10pm
  • Links: 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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