OFFline Film Fest is now accepting film submissions

Pattison of Geneva

Are you a film student, graduate, or just passionate about creating movie magic? If so, OFFline Film Festival is calling for applications for films made by rookie directors, screenwriters and producers. There are several categories for submission in the following categories: Best Irish Short Film, which will see the winning film distributed to eighty film clubs across Ireland, Best International Short Film, Best Irish Animation, Best International Animation and Awards offline audience.

This is an exciting event for film lovers and beginners interested in learning the practices involved in filmmaking, as the festival itself will host workshops given by industry professionals on all aspects of cinema and filmmaking.

The deadline for submitting applications is August 24 this year and successful applicants will be notified on September 9.

The festival will take place in October at the Birr Theater and Arts Center in Co. Offally.

Below are the terms and conditions for participants:

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Feature films must be the first feature film by a writer, director or producer.

Submissions only through FilmFreeway.
All films have been completed as of October 1, 2019. To be eligible for short film competitions, films must be 25 minutes or less, including end credits. Movies must be password protected. Films must be presented in their original version with English subtitles or commentaries if necessary.

TIMES & COSTS
Please note that only one submission will be accepted per short film. If a second submission is made, it will not be considered and OFFline Film Festival will not be held liable for any losses incurred.

THE TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS
Movies should be uploaded to the minimum standards outlined here (or via your preferred platform) https://vimeo.com/help/compression
Frame rate: 24 & 25 FPS
Bit rate: 5,000 to 20,000 kbit/s
1920X1080px resolution.

USE OF EXCERPTS FROM THE FILM FOR PROMOTION
The participant agrees that up to 30 seconds of their film may be used by OFFline Film Festival in promotional activities, including the screening of a clip on television and on the Festival website. Acceptance of these rules implies that you will comply with them in your relations with the Festival and that you are legally authorized to submit this film for consideration.

SELECTION & OPINIONS
All selected filmmakers are invited to OFFline as Festival guests (we provide accommodation and free transfers from Dublin Airport). All applications will be reviewed by the selection committee. The official Festival selection will be announced by the end of September 2022. Only successful participants will be notified by email. Details of selected films will also be displayed on our website. The Festival does not pay any fees for submitted work. The finalists will have their films screened during the Festival and on the final day, a grand prize winner in each category will be announced.

COPYRIGHT
Filmmakers are responsible for obtaining all copyright and musical rights clearances.

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