What If?

What If?

At each step, Elena’s agoraphobia reinforces her sense of mortality but, as anxiety spreads around her like wildfire, she finally sees a way out.

Director Bio

Katia Shannon writes and directs heartfelt stories about love and adversity for film and TV. She was selected for the 2020 cohort of the Netflix x BANFF Diversity of Voices Initiative. Her latest short film, Standstill, premiered at the Calgary International Film Festival in 2019 and was selected at HollyShorts 2020, Edmonton International Film Festival 2020 and Fantasia 2020 among others. The atmospheric thriller was also nominated for an EDA Award at the Whistler Film Festival and continues to make its way on the festival circuit. Katia holds a BFA in Film Production from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema where she was recognised with an award for outstanding achievement in filmmaking.


  • Directed by:Katia Shannon
  • Written by:Katia Shannon
  • Produced by:Katia Shannon, Alexa Waugh & Gareth Brown
  • Runtime:15 mins
  • Completion Date:May 10, 2021
  • Country of Origin:United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:United Kingdom
  • Language:English, Polish
  • Category:International Live-Action
  • Selection:Main Competition - Programme 2
  • In Person Screening Time & Venue:Nov 5th Ballymahon Library 12pm-1pm
  • Online Screening TimeNov 6th 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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