OFFline Film Festival 2017

From Oct. 11, 2017 until Oct. 15, 2017


Submissions will be accepted on reelport. 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 2014 and be 15 minutes or less in duration including end credits.


There is an Lighting Flash entry fee of €9.00 until Midnight GMT Dec 31st 2016.

€14: Early Bird Deadline: Midnight GMT 28th Feb 2017.
€19: Regular Deadline: Midnight GMT, 31st July 2017.
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 2016. 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.


OFFline Film Festival 2017

Currently, there is no open submission period for this competition.


This Festival was founded in 2010

OFFline Film Festival is an exciting event for film lovers and makers alike. If your film is selected we will collect you at Dublin airport and ferry you to our festival where you will be treated as a guest for the duration of your stay. We screen Irish and International films in an array of quirky venues to enthusiastic audiences. We place a strong emphasis on quality and since the inception of our shorts programme, films that won at OFFline have gone on to be either Oscar short or long listed - or in 2015 - Oscar winning!

Every year we accept short films from all over the world. Prizes include Best Irish Short (which wins a guaranteed distribution deal to over 80 official film clubs across Ireland) Best International Short and the Audience Award.

The festival also includes workshops on all aspects of film-making given by industry professionals. One of the most exciting aspect of OFFline is the short film-making challenge where teams of film-makers make and edit a short film in a matter of days, often enlisting the help of locals in front of and behind the cameras. These films are submitted to an international panel of judges and screened to the public on the final day! Overall it's a fantastic film networking experience!


OFFline Film Festival is an exciting event for film lovers and makers alike. Irish and international
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