Shorts – Offline Film Festival


OFFline Shorts Programme

We are all about the Shorts here at OFFline Film Festival!

Every year, we receive 100s of submissions to screen here in Birr.

Prizes include
Best Irish Short
Best International Short
Best Animation
Audience Award

Our 2023 Awards Ceremony will take place on Sunday 15 October at Dooly’s Hotel. More details here.

This year, we will also have a special selection of Berlin shorts, curated by Ilana Glizer and in association with Interfilm.

2023 Live-Action Shorts


Saturday 14 October | From 9am
Birr Theatre & Arts Centre

Filmmakers, you never disappoint! This year, nearly 400 shorts were submitted once again to OFFline for consideration.

We will have 4 different programmes of shorts, non-competition and competition screening throughout the day.

2023 Animation Shorts


Friday 13 October | 4pm
Birr Theatre & Arts Centre

This programme features 15 Irish and International animation shorts.

We love all things animation here at OFFline, so come along and see an incredible range of creations from some of the best animators out there.

2023 Awards Ceremony


Sunday 15 October | From 1pm
Dooly’s Hotel

After three bumper days of screenings of nearly 50 specially-selected Irish and International live- action and animation shorts, we’ll announce our 2023 OFFline winners.

Awards presented include Best Irish Short, Best International Short, our Audience Award and Best Animation.

Berlin Shorts & German Beers


Saturday 14 October | 6pm
Old [New] Cinema, Brendan Street

OFFline was very proud to curate the programme for the first- ever Irish Film Berlin back in May.

As a follow on from that event, we’ve invited a number of Berlin-based filmmakers to screen their shorts at one of Birr’s most intriguing events.

2022 Award Winners

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2022 was a record-breaking year for submission to OFFline with 400+ sent to us for consideration.

After screening 60+ shorts on 14 & 15 October, we announced our 2022 winners on Sunday 17 October at Birr Theatre & Arts Centre.

More Past Winners

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We may not have been able to host a physical event in 2020, but we still received 100s of submissions from all over the world to our Shorts Competition last year.

Our Shorts Selection Committee once again had their work cut out for them to choose the winners of Best Irish Short, Best International Short, our Audience Award and Best Animation. Scroll down to find out who our lucky winners when we are all still locked down!

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