1st July 2020

*OFFline Animation Residency Update*

Application deadline is Friday 24th July @6pm

Interviews take place 2 weeks later with the 6 month residency starting in Late August!

>Up to 3 Animators will be the lucky recipients of a seat in studio and get to live and work on their passion project in the beautiful Georgian town of Birr, Co.Offaly!

With the Animators receiving mentoring and post-production from award-winning digital studio

Piranha Bar.

More details here

20th June 2020

FROM THE HEART is a celebration of films and film making from both emerging and established talent in the heart of Ireland. Eligible films should ideally have either a physical location or production personnel connected to the Midlands counties of Offaly, Laois, Westmeath and Longford, but county borders are a guideline and if your film or crew reflect the spirit of the Midlands, we want to share your creative passion. There will be a dedicated screening night during our 2020 Festival to celebrate and highlight film making in the region!

70% off submission fee with the
code - ireheart
Max run time- 30mins

Submit films now via > FilmFreeway


20th May 2020

We hope to bring you exciting news soon about this years festival!

As the Covid_19 restrictions are gradually lifted, we know that a Film Festival must be more than watching streamed content remotely as we have become accustomed to during quarantine. We are exploring creative ways to realize our festival as a physical experience.  With this in mind we are planning ahead for the 11th OFFline Film Festival this October.


We are very pleased that the Animation Residency will be going ahead in 2020, if with a later timeline, to ensure the best experience for all.  As the next few phases of restrictions are lifted we will have a clearer indication of the timeline.

Selected Animators will Live & Work in the heart of Ireland for 6months with access to Studio Space kitted out with industry standard hardware & software.

up to 3 Animators will embed themselves in the beautiful Georgian town of Birr, with accommodation, a stipend and studio space with industry standard software and hardware provided. The animators will receive ongoing mentoring, as well as visual and audio post-production services, from award-winning digital studio Piranha Bar. This exciting opportunity is open to animators working individually, or to dynamic duos (or even trios!) planning to collaborate on a project. 


Funded by The Trench Trust and Offaly County Council, the OFFline Film Festival Animation Residency is an annual opportunity for animators to create and showcase their work to an audience of filmmakers and film fans.

Applications are now open.       

To apply go to www.offlinefilmfestival.com/animate

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