'Being Keegan' Online Premiere

  • Posted On:February 08, 2021

Being Keegan began its festival run back in 2018 and it remained strong on the circuit right up finishing at British Shorts in Germany in 2020 and now it has received its online premiere via Film Shortage and the short has also become the daily pick. 

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 Stephan Graham and a host of emerging Liverpool and UK talent. The film is directed and produced by award winning and BAFTA shortlisted filmmaker Stephanie Zari, written by award winning playwright, Jilly Gardiner and produced by Jennifer Monks. 

To watch the film on Film Shortage please visit the following link 


Holly Shorts Film Festival, USA, 2018, Academy Award® Qualifying 
Underwire Film Festival, UK, 2018 (BAFTA Qualifying), BEST DIRECTOR,  
Still Voices Film Festival, Ireland, 2019 
British Shorts Berlin, Germany, 2020  

Norwich Film Festival, UK, 2018 (BIFA Qualifying)
Cambridge Film Festival, UK, 2018 (BAFTA and BIFA Qualifying)
Winchester Film Festival, UK, 2018, BEST BRITISH SHORT Nomination
World FICTS Olympic Committee Championship of Television, Cinema, Sport and Culture, Italy, 2018, FINALS –

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

Dumbo Film Festival, New York, USA, 2018Matera Sports Film Festival, Italy, 2018
Liverpool International Film Festival, UK, 2018
Nottingham Film Festival, UK, 2018
FICSAM Mental Health Film Festival, Portugal, 2018, Bronze Audience Award
Bolton Film Festival, UK, 2018
Liverpool Independent Film Festival, UK, 2018
Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival, UK, 2018, WINNER, Best International  
Tyneside Film Night Hosted by BFI NETWORK | Film Hub North, 2019  

Short Drama
New York Lift Off, USA, 2018
Lighthouse International Film Festival, USA, 2018
Long Island International Film Expo, USA, 2018
TMFF, UK, 2018, WINNER: Audience Award, Best Actor, Best Editor, Best Score, Best Cinematography (nomination)
IndieFlicks, UK, 2018, WINNER – Directors Choice Award
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