Programme – Offline Film Festival


We are back, baby!

From 13-17 October, OFFline Film Festival will showcase the best of Irish and international film to audiences in Offaly and beyond. We have fantastic features, our renowned Competition Shorts programmes (3 in total this year), a beloved family film and lots more!

For filmmakers, the ever-popular FilmOffaly Industry Day is back too!

It’s been a long 18+ months, so get and support your local festival and have lots of fun on the way!


In need of your film fix?

OFFline 2021 has got you covered; Food & Film at The Chestnut, something for the kids (and big kids!), Irish and International films and more….


We received our largest number of submissions ever to screen at OFFline 2021. We’ll have 3 separate programmes of screenings across the weekend including our Irish and International live-action and animation selections.


Two really great features coming your way during OFFline 2021; 80,000 Schnitzel and Limbo which has a lovely Birr connection!


Want to learn more about pitching your film idea? Our FilmOffaly Industry day is brimming with great speakers and advice on how to take this vital step on your filmmaking journey.

Mini Movies

Offaly County Council Arts Office are delighted to bring you Mini Movies; a series of short stop- motion animations by Offaly students.

COVID-19 Guidelines

Birr Theatre & Arts Centre (BTAC) will operate at a reduced capacity at this time.

  • On arrival, adults must present for scanning either a/ valid C19 vaccination Cert and ID, or, b/ Proof of recovery from Covid within the past 6 months and ID.
  • Tickets should be booked in advance if possible.
  • Face masks must be worn indoors.
  • OFFline & BTAC will adhere to Government guidelines on Capacity, Social Distancing and Hygiene guidelines throughout the Festival.
  • If you or a member of your party have any Covid-19 symptoms, as per HSE Guidelines, please do not attend.
  • See Birr Theatre and the Government of Ireland website for further details.

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