OFFline Film Festival

OFFline // OFFline Film Festival

9th edition

Oct 10 - Oct 14, 2021
Birr, Ireland

Open Call Open to Public Competitive Market Special Fees

Festival type Real Venue Festival
Types of films Animation, Children, Commercial, Docu-feature, Documentary, Narrative fiction, Student
Film length Full length, Mid-length, Short

Mission / description Successful Filmmakers are invited as guests to the festival. We'll pick you up form the airport and you'll stay as our VIP guest for 3 nights during the festival.

About us: Based in the Irish heritage 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, 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.
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Class Founded: 2010
Festival category: C (national relevance, national player)
Dates Open call: Oct 25, 2017

Early bird deadline: Apr 01, 2018
Regular deadline: Aug 01, 2018
Late deadline: Aug 01, 2018

Notification date: Sep 17, 2018

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Fees Fees range from 11.18 to 12.67 EUR (0.00 to 0.00 USD) . See submission categories for details about fees. Submission through FFL is up to 2.00 EUR cheaper than on other submission platforms for Film Plan subscribers.
Awards Total prize money: 0.00 USD
Other prizes: Distribution Deal; Equipment rental vouchers
General rules OFFline Film Festival Short Film Competition 2018

Terms & Conditions

Submissions will be accepted electronically only via or via your preferred platform. Films should be password protected. Films should be presented in their original versions with English language subtitles or commentary where necessary.
To be eligible for the short film competitions, films must have been completed since October 1st 2015 and be 15 minutes or less in duration including end credits.


€15: Early Bird Deadline: Midnight GMT 1st April 2018.
€17: Regular Deadline: Midnight GMT, 1st August 2018.
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 1280x720 px or 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 2017. 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.