Nearly 400 shorts from all over the world were put forward for consideration for OFFline 2023. Over the festival, we will screen over 40+ shorts specially selected for our 14th festival.
This programme of shorts 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.
In pursuit of their greed, a Hermit loses sight of the world around them.
Marta Sniezek & Christian Spurling
‘Small Hours’ is a fully split/mosaic-screen 2D animation short that follows two people’s trains of thought, transitioning from one memory to another. As we dive deeper into the memories we transcend into the character’s subconscious and lose track of reality.
Experimental Animation, Student Short Film. Light and Sound. Made in Ireland.
A petrol station employee grapples with his own paranoia while working the night shift.
Éabha Bortolozzo & Jack Kirwan
Oisin embarks on a poignant journey through the mysterious layers of the Bog, where he discovers the buried memories of his Father. With the help of his guide, the Great Irish Elk, Oisin confronts his Father’s pain and suffering head on. As he delves deeper into the earth, Oisin gains a newfound understanding of his own emotions and learns how to express them more clearly.
Róisín Sinai Kelly
On a stormy night a little girl takes cover in an old fridge and finds herself in a once familiar home, but the rain is seeping in and the house is changing.
Marta Sniezek & Maura Willet
As years go by in an quiet house, its only resident spends most of her days alone. A TV game show fills the empty space, yet Nana Dee’s attention is solely on the clock on the wall, making every second feel like an hour. She’s expecting someone and they’re late.
What price would you pay for connection?
A young factory worker forever dreams in color of escaping her black-and-white world, where every regimented thought is on display, and thinking in color is forbidden. Until she connects with someone who thinks differently too – do they dare to try and make their escape for real?
With story and visuals purposefully separated, a Regular Rabbit battles a comically absurd onslaught of disinformation. He is not the nightmare being told. He is as shown, a regular ol’ stupid rabbit doing his usual rabbit stuff! The narrator is full of s#!t!! How is this so hard to believe?! Fake news!! Where’s the evidence?! Agh!!! He is nothing more than a Regular Rabbit!
Joseph Pierce | UK
Driving along the motorway, Will loses his sense of scale. As his crippling drug addiction deepens, he struggles to unpick the sequence of events that led to his predicament, before he’s lost forever.
From the Corner of my Eye
Domonkos Erhardt | Hungary
The short-film depicts the moment when two strangers’ lives entangle for a brief second when their eyes meet.
Cecily Russo | USA
Assemblage is a moment in time that captures both artistic and visual experimentation with themes of solitary journeys, exploration of new territory, and a search for missing pieces
Alec Green & Finbar Watson | Australia
For almost half a century, Don Ritchie would approach people contemplating suicide at the edge of a cliff, just 100 feet from his home, his palms facing up. Voiced by Hugo Weaving, Teacups explores Don’s surreal interactions with years of suicidal individuals and his journey to reconcile the suicide of his best friend.
The film asks, can a simple act of kindness save a life?
Lucija Mrzljak & Morten Tšinakov | Estonia
It is pouring down with rain at the funeral. There are many tears, too much wine, several woodpeckers and a handful of dreams to fill in the gaps.
Osman Cerfon | France
Aaaah! is a cry of pain, surprise, fear, joy, songs, grumbling, laughter, anger… Aaaah! is the expression with which children, these primary and innocent beings, experience life in a community, framed by the whistles of adults.