Submissions now open for the 2015 OFFline Film Festival Filmmaking Challenge

Think you have what it makes to shoot and edit a short-film in 57 hours? Want to get a guaranteed slot at the 2016 Galway Film Fleadh and a potential shot at Oscar glory? While the OFFline Film Festival might just be your ticket to Hollywood.

Submissions are now open for the 2015 OFFline Film Festival Filmmaking Challenge. This competition pits teams of film-makers against one another as they race to 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 OFFline Film Festival takes place from October 8th to 11th in Birr, Co. Offaly, and filmmakers will have from 10am on the 8th to 5pm on the 11th to complete a film that is no more than 10 minutes in duration. Filmmakers will have access to equipment, locations, and a database of local actors and extras.

The films are submitted to a panel of judges and screened to the public on the final day with the winning short bagging a guaranteed slot in The Galway Film Fleadh (which is an Oscar qualifying festival for short film).

First Prize: €3,500 post-production studio rental and equipment rental as well as a slot in the 2016 Galway Film Fleadh.
Second Prize: €1,000 equipment rental voucher

Submissions can be made via the OFFline Film Festival website. Full terms and conditions can be found here.

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