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 2023 - Terms & Conditions
CONDITIONS FOR ENTRY
All films mist have been completed since October 1st 2020. To be eligible for the short film competitions films must be 15 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.
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 when possible). All entries will be viewed by the selection committee. Official Festival selection will be announced in September 2023. Successful entrants will be notified via FilmFreeway. 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.
Filmmakers are responsible for securing all copyright clearances and music rights.