OFFline Film Festival is an exciting event for film lovers and makers alike. Irish and international films are screened in an array of quirky venues around the town to enthusiastic audiences.

Every year we accept short films from all over the world to be entered into our short film competition. Prizes include Best Irish Short which wins a guaranteed distribution deal to over 80 official film clubs across Ireland; Best International Short, the OFFline Audience Award and Best Irish and International Short Animations.

The festival also includes workshops on aspects of film-making given by industry professionals

BEST IRISH SHORT - Distribution Deal to 80 Film Clubs across Ireland
BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT
BEST IRISH ANIMATION
BEST INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION
OFFLINE AUDIENCE AWARD

OFFline Film Festival Short Film Competition 2022 - Terms & Conditions

CONDITIONS FOR ENTRY
Feature films must be the first feature of either a writer, director or producer.

Submissions only via FilmFreeway.
All films mist have been completed since October 1st 2019. To be eligible for the short film competitions films must be 25 minutes or less in duration including end credits. Films should be password protected. Films should be presented in their original versions with English language subtitles or commentary where necessary.

DEADLINES & FEES
Please note, only one submission will be accepted per short film. If a second submission is made it will be disregarded and OFFline Film Festival will not be held responsible for losses incurred.

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS
Films should be uploaded to minimum standard as outlined here (or via your preferred platform) https://vimeo.com/help/compression
Frame Rate : 24 & 25 FPS
Bit Rate: 5,000 - 20,000kbps
Resolution of 1920X1080 px.

USING EXTRACTS OF THE FILM FOR PROMOTION
The entrant agrees that up to 30 seconds of their film may be used by OFFline Film Festival in promotional activities including screening a clip on television and on the Festival’s website. Acceptance of these regulations implies that you will abide by them in your dealings with the Festival and also that you are legally entitled to submit this film for consideration.

SELECTION & NOTIFICATION
All selected filmmakers are invited to OFFline as guests of the Festival (We provide complimentary accommodation and transfers from Dublin airport). All entries will be viewed by the selection committee. Official Festival selection will be announced by the end of September 2022. Only successful entrants will be notified by email. Details of selected films will also be posted on our website. The Festival does not pay fees for submitted work. Finalists will have their films screened during the Festival and on the last day an overall winner in each category will be announced.

COPYRIGHT
Filmmakers are responsible for securing all copyright clearances and music rights.

OFFline Film Festival October 2022.

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  • Deyan Angelov

    The way the festival ensures filmmakers' comfortable stay is fantastic. Terrific people, a beautiful town, a lovely screening venue. I had tons of fun, and interacting with the rest of the filmmakers was incredibly easy. I watched 30 to 40 short films from all over the world in a single day and I loved it.

    October 2022
  • Mick Hannigan

    Always a pleasure. Lovely people behind a great festival

    October 2022
  • adam collins

    A fantastic festival. Very welcoming to the filmmaker and a great curation. Highly recommend.

    October 2022
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks Adam; we're glad you enjoyed OFFline Festival. We were delighted to welcome everyone back after the turbulent last few years. Looking forward to seeing your next work and hopefully welcoming it back to Birr! GH

  • Sergiy Luchyshyn

    It's a beautiful festival! Thank you!

    October 2022
  • Paireac Keane

    Had a thoroughly enjoyable weekend at Offline Film Festival. And as a filmmaker, I've never been as well looked after at a festival. Free Accommodation at Spinners Guest House, free whiskey, free beer and free pizza. What more could you ask for? Birr theatre is a class venue to screen films in and the town itself is well worth a visit. Would highly recommend submitting to this festival. Thanks a million, Offline Film Festival for a great weekend!

    November 2021