2023 ProgrammeVIEW IT HERE
What a line-up we have for you for the 14th OFFline Film Festival from 11-15 October!
Legendary director Jim Sheridan will be in Birr, we’ll be screening x6 documentaries, our Fright Night is back, we’ll have Movies with Live Music & Made in Midlands, a cracking collection of Animation & Live-Action shorts, Masterclasses, School Screenings, features, plus lots more!
Opening NightFIND OUT MORE
What a night in prospect as we welcome one of Ireland’s most successful and revered film directors to Birr; Jim Sheridan.
Come meet and listen to the man himself where he’ll talk about his illustrious career to date in this very-special Career Retrospective
Directing MasterclassFIND OUT MORE
With Jim Sheridan
Wednesday 11 October | 2.30pm
Around a dozen lucky filmmakers will be selected for this special masterclass with one of Ireland’s screen masters.
Mr. Sheridan will take the selected filmmakers through some key scenes, delve into the writer’s motivation behind each scene and display how he might motivate actors to deliver a convincing performance.
Made in MidlandsFIND OUT MORE
It’s events like this night of screenings that help remind us who we are.
Back in 2019, we opened the Festival with a Made in the Midlands compilation and it has now become a firm fixture on our programme.
2023 Shorts ProgrammesFIND OUT MORE
We’re all about shorts here at OFFline!
We will have x6 different shorts programmes this year, non-competition and competition, along with our 2023 Awards Ceremony and a special selection of Berlin Shorts to mark our curation of the first-ever Irish Film Berlin earlier this year.
Industry MasterclassFIND OUT MORE
Hosted by the National Talent Academy Film & Television Drama
Join us for an exciting talk that discusses the role of a producer, where creativity meets innovation. We will be hearing from established producers across multiple platforms within Film & TV Production, including documentary, animation and drama.
More EventsFIND OUT MORE
13 October | 1pm & 6pm
Old [New] Cinema & Craughwell’s Pub
Don’t miss our OFFline 360 where we’ll be taking you on a journey through some exciting OFFline projects that we’ve been working on over the last 12 months.
You’ll also get to Meet the Filmmakers who are joining us from all over Ireland and Europe!
Children's WorkshopsFIND OUT MORE
Optical Toys with Cian Liffey
Saturday 14 October | 10am, 11.30am & 2pm
This is a fun, hands-on introduction to the moving image and a gentle filmmaking workshop for children aged 7-12.
All materials will be supplied. Limited spaces, advance booking strongly advised.
Family FilmFind out more
Ahead of the highly-anticipated release of Wonka this Christmas, we’ll be screening the 1970’s classic staring Gene Wilder.
You’ll also have the chance to win a Golden Ticket at the screening on the day too!