First established in 2014 as a showcase for local filmmakers, Still Voices has developed over the years with the aim of encouraging and supporting young filmmaking talent across the midlands and Ireland.

The Still Voices Short Film Festival offers the perfect opportunity for both filmmakers and film lovers to come together, share ideas, develop relationships and enjoy the work of some of the best up-and-coming Irish and International talent out there today.

Located along the river Inny in the heart of the midlands, the town of Ballymahon provides the ideal setting for our budding short film festival.

We accept submissions from both Ireland and abroad.

Awards & Prizes

Best of Festival €1000
Best Irish Short Film €750

Rules & Terms

1. Films must not run longer than 25 minutes in length including titles and credits.

2. Only films submitted through FilmFreeway will be considered for the Best Short Film award.

3. Final Deadline for submissions is April 30th, 2017 for all shorts.

4. Only films completed after January 2015 can be submitted to SVSFF.

5. SVSFF accepts digital copies through FilmFreeway only. Please include a brief synopsis of your film (Max 30 words) and a high res image.

6. If the language of film is not English then English subtitles must be hard-coded.

7. All music and image rights must be cleared for use in your film.

8. Film selection and screening schedules are entirely at the discretion of the SVSFF Festival Director.

9. Films must be submitted in their final form. Films can not be re-submitted at a later date.

10. All submissions can be included in promotional material in both print and digital media, including television, radio, online media, and all other available platforms.

11. SVSFF reserve the right to refuse the screening of any film if deemed inappropriate.

12. Entry fees are nonrefundable.

13. By submitting to SVSFF you, therefore, acknowledge and accept all SVSFF rules and regulations.