Still Voices Short Film Festival have announced that Terence Davies will attend the 2021 festival for a special screening of his 1988 film Distant Voices Still Lives (after which the festival took its name).
The festival takes place 4 – 7 November in Ballymahon, Co. Longford.
This in-person event will take place on 5th November in the Dean Crowe Theatre, Athlone and will be followed by a conversation between Davies and film critic John Maguire.
The following day, 6th November, Davies will participate in a directing masterclass with Irish filmmaker Pat Collins at the Backstage Theatre, Longford. Davies and Collins will discuss the British filmmaker’s long and varied filmography, his filmmaking style and unique sensibility.
Tickets go on sale from 22nd October 2021.
Distant Voices, Still Lives tickets will be available online via https://www.deancrowetheatre.com/ and in-person from The Still Voices Box Office in Ballymahon Library.
Tickets for the Directing Masterclass will be available online via https://www.backstage.ie and in-person from The Still Voices Box Office in Ballymahon Library.
Terence Davies will also receive the inaugural ‘Still Voices Visionary Award’ for his significant contribution to the art of cinema.
Festival Director Ronan O’ Toole said: “To have a filmmaker of the calibre of Terence Davies attend our 5th anniversary festival is truly an honour and he is without a doubt one of the most significant cultural figures to visit not only Longford but the midlands region.”