OFFline Film Festival (10)


30 Apr 2020
Call for entries

06 Jan 2020
Early deadline

03 Apr 2020
Standard deadline

07 Aug 2020
Late deadline

07 Aug 2020
Festival closed

22 Sep 2020
Notification date

07 Oct 2020
11 Oct 2020


Green Street,  none, Birr, Co. Offaly, Ireland

Festival description
Short film festival

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 October 2015
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films 
 Any language
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Festival start: 07 October 2020      Festival end: 11 October 2020

Based in the Georgian midlands town of Birr, OFFline Film Festival is an exciting event for film lovers and makers alike. With Irish and international films being screened in a quirky array of venues around the town, all preceded by short films, audiences are spoiled for choice.

The festival also includes workshops on all aspects of film-making given by industry professionals. Perhaps the most exciting aspect of OFFline is the short film-making competition.

Teams of film-makers make and edit a short film in Birr in a matter of days, often enlisting the help of locals in front of and behind the cameras.

The films are submitted to an international panel of judges and screened to the public on the final day with the winning short bagging a generous cash prize.

Best International Short
Best Irish Short (wins Distribution Deal)
OFFline Audience Award

OFFline Film Festival Short Film Competition 2020 - Terms & Conditions

Submissions will be accepted electronically only via or via your preferred platform.
To be eligible for the short film competitions, films must have been completed since October 1st 2015 and be 30 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.


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.

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

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.

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 2020. 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.

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




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