Ballymahon's Still Voices Film Festival goes online this weekend – Longford Leader

Kicking off on August 13 and running to August 16, this year’s festival is shaping up to be diverse and exciting as ever, with 154 films ready to be screened online – completely free!

“We faced some unique challenges this year moving the festival online as opposed to running it physically,” explained Festival Director, Ronan O’Toole.

“Firstly, we knew we had to strip everything back if it was going to be economically feasible, so we cancelled everything except the Short Film Competition.

“From there, the main priority was to ensure the films were copyright protected against illegal downloads and piracy. Secondly, as we are treating the festival as another stop on the festival circuit for filmmakers, we needed to limit viewing capacity to Irish audiences only.

“Fortunately, we found a company in New Zealand called Shift72 (who also worked with the Galway Film Fleadh this year) who were able to

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