Being Keegan Scores Again!

  • Posted On:November 22, 2018

When a tormented naval officer returns home to Liverpool, the city’s streets become a landscape for redemption and atonement as he is forced to confront his past. 

BEING KEEGAN is a psychological, coming of age short film spanning three decades in Liverpool. Starring BAFTA nominated Stephen Graham (JOURNEY'S END, THIS IS ENGLAND, BOARWALK EMPIRE, TABOO, PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN) and a host of emerging Liverpool, UK talent. The film is Directed and Produced by award winning and BAFTA shortlisted filmmaker Stephanie Zari and Jennifer Monks and written by award winning playwright Jilly Gardiner.

It’s now a year since Being Keegan was first screened and the amount of industry support and recognition received is outstanding. Below is a list of film festival acceptances, awards and accolades to date, we have no doubt that we will be updating you further with even more good news. 



International Film Festival Wales, UK, 2018,WINNER – BEST SHORT FILM, BEST ACTOR

Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival, UK, 2018, WINNER, Best International Short Drama

TMFF, UK, 2018, WINNER: Audience Award, Best Actor, Best Editor, Best Score, Best Cinematography (nomination)

IndieFlicks, UK, 2018, WINNER – Directors Choice Award


Underwire Film Festival, UK, 2018(BAFTA Qualifying), BEST DIRECTOR, BEST SCREENWRITER Nomination

Winchester Film Festival, UK, 2018, BEST BRITISH SHORT Nomination



Holly Shorts Film Festival, USA, 2018, Academy Award® Qualifying 

Norwich Film Festival, UK,2018 (BIFA Qualifying)

Cambridge Film Festival, UK, 2018 (BAFTA and BIFA Qualifying)


World FICTS Olympic Committee Championship of Television, Cinema, Sport and 

Matera Sports Film Festival, Italy, 2018

Liverpool International Film Festival, UK, 2018

Nottingham Film Festival, UK, 2018

FICSAM Mental Health Film Festival, Portugal, 2018

Bolton Film Festival, UK, 2018

Liverpool Independent Film Festival, UK, 2018

New York Lift Off, USA, 2018

Lighthouse International Film Festival, USA, 2018

Long Island International Film Expo, USA, 2018

BCN Sports Film Festival, Spain, 2018

Manchester Lift Off, UK, 2018

Shorts On Tap, UK, 2018

CinemaJam, UK

Pia Pressure New Voices Award

Indiewire’s Project of The Week

Merseyside Arts Foundation

Film Shortage Trailer and Campaign of The Week

Awardeo Trailer of The Week

Decibel Foundation Award
Screen Craft Short Film Project Shortlist