SIOBHAN MCMAHON graduated from NUIG in English and Philosophy.
She then attended a Film Production and Direction course at Ballyfermot College of Further Education, and towards the end of the first year she successfully interviewed for the position of trainee Editor on the feature film Reign of Fire. Following this she worked in the editing department on the Oscar Nominated feature film In America.
Siobhán's first short film script, "The Consolation of Orion", was shortlisted for FilmOffaly Award 2011 and won the Filmbase/RTE Short Film Award Scheme in 2011.
The film was accepted for the NY International Shorts Fest and LA International Shorts Fest. Siobhán's attendance at the LA Shorts Fest was kindly funded by Culture Ireland.
Siobhán was shortlisted as Director for the Galway Film Centre/RTE Short Film Award in 2013 and 2015.
In 2017 Siobhán was awarded the Kildare Co.Council /Short Grass Films Film Fund in the role of Writer/Director for her short film script "Taking Stock".
"Taking Stock" completed production in 2018 and will be screening at Newport Beach Festival in L.A. in April 2019.
Siobhán is Guest Lecturer in Writing and Directing in LIT, Department of Animation and Motion Design.
THE CONSOLATION OF ORION
Nominated for Best Irish Short at Kerry International Film Festival 2018
Won Newport Beach category at Richard Harris International Film Festival 2018 in Limerick
Best Short at Carlow International Film Festival 2018