OFFline Educational Films – Offline Film Festival

OFFline Educational Films

September 16th 2021

OFFline’s Educational Film Programme presents a selection of subtitled contemporary world cinema which explores themes and issues relatable to a secondary school audience. These screenings are in collaboration with Irish Film Institute (IFI) Schools. 

€3 per student. Teachers | Free

Please note: capacity for our Educational Screenings is 50 maximum per screening due to ongoing COVID-19 guidelines.


Wednesday 13 October | 9.45am| Birr Theatre & Arts Centre

Fanny’s Journey/Le Voyage de Fanny

One of the Irish Film Institute’s (IFI) most-popular French language titles for schools is this award-winning tale of courage, determination and survival set in occupied France. Jewish thirteen-year-old Fanny finds herself in charge of a band of children forced to flee the children’s home where they live. Filled with heart-stopping moments, the children dodge authorities and real terrors as they make for the Swiss border, under the leadership of the fearless, determined girl. 

Running time | 94 minutes

Rating | IFI Age recommendation 12+


Wednesday 13 October | 11.45am | Birr Theatre & Arts Centre

Night Forest/Nacht Wald

This New German language film, is an engrossing and tense teen drama featuring great performances and beautiful natural landscapes. Driven by the belief that a legendary cave exists in the Usulenberg mountain, teenage Paul’s dad sets off on an expedition, only to never return. A year later, the boy is struggling to cope with his father’s disappearance. Convinced that the man was right, Paul sets off on a search with his best friend Max to try to uncover what actually happened to his father. This big summer adventure is ultimately a tale of friendship, freedom and imagination. 

Contains brief references to pornography.

Running time | 96 minutes

Rating | IFI Age recommendation 15+


Thursday 14 October | 9.45am | Birr Theatre & Arts Centre


Berlin-set, fun and dazzling comedy that recalls French favourite, Amelie. Following a childhood tragedy, Cleo longs to be able to turn back time. With her new friend Paul and a mysterious map, Cleo sets off on a quest to find a magic clock that has been missing since the 1920s. Berlin is bursting with zany characters and urban legends, where Cleo seeks her heart’s desire. Using stop-motion techniques and magic realism, Germany’s capital truly shines in this romantic adventure. 

Contains brief scenes of nudity.

Running Time | 99 minutes

Rating | IFI Age recommendation 13+

To book | Box Office (057) 91 22911

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