When there is a break-in in her home, interior buyer Helen is in shock. She secretly mourns for her lost belongings with which she had intimate relationships. With this theft, she discovers that she has lost a part of herself that is not easy to replace. When she invites her friends over for an evening re-decorating her house, her detachment of her surrounding leads to a lurid finale.

Director Bio

Malu Janssen (1989) is a director and screenwriter living in Amsterdam. She studied theater and film studies at Utrecht University before entering the Netherlands Film Academy where she graduated in 2016. Her graduation film OUR OWN (Eigen, original title) is a short film about identical twin sisters trying to find an identity of their own during a spiritual retreat. OUR OWN premiered at the Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur before traveling to other festivals like Palm Springs Shortfest. She just finished her new short STUFF which she wrote and directed, about a woman’s far reaching love for her design objects.


  • Directed by:Malu Janssen
  • Written by:Malu Janssen
  • Produced by:Marc Bary & Steven Rubinstein Malamud
  • Runtime:13 mins
  • Completion Date:October 1, 2019
  • Country of Origin:Netherlands
  • Country of Filming:Netherlands
  • Language:Dutch
  • Category:International Live-Action
  • Selection:Main Competition - Programme 14
  • In Person Screening Time & Venue:Nov 6th Bridgeways Ballymahon 3 - 4pm
  • Online Screening TimeNov 7th 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.

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Terence Davies Becomes Festival Patron

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  • 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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