Based in the Georgian midlands town of Birr and in its 4th year running, OFFline Film Festival is an exciting event for film lovers and makers alike. With Irish and international films being screened in a quirky array of venues around the town, all preceded by short films, audiences are spoiled for choice.

The festival also includes workshops on all aspects of film-making given by industry professionals. Perhaps the most exciting aspect of OFFline is the short film-making competition. Teams of film-makers make and edit a short film in Birr in a matter of days, often enlisting the help of locals in front of and behind the cameras. The winning short is guaranteed a spot in the Galway Film Fleadh 2014. 

The films are submitted to an international panel of judges and screened to the public on the final day with the winning short bagging a generous cash prize.