24 Irish and International short films have been selected to screen at the 2017 OFFline Film Festival next month.

This year’s festival runs from Wednesday October 11th– Sunday October 15th across Birr Co. Offaly and the surrounding region.

Nine Irish shorts, including Oscar Winner Ben Cleary’s new offering, have been chosen while 15 International shorts from the UK, USA, France, Italy, Germany, Greece, The Netherlands, Finland, Mexico and China have made the cut.

The films will be screened (free of charge) on Saturday 14 October at Birr Theatre & Arts Centre.

The full programme for this year’s OFFline Film Festival will be officially launched this Friday 22 September as part of Culture Night at Spinners on Castle Street in Birr at 7.30pm.

For more information, check out www.offlinefilmfestival.com

Full list of selected shorts for OFFLine 2017:

Irish

  • MARKY’S BAD WEEK / Daniel Holmwood
  • GRETA / Robert Maguire
  • WAVE / Ben Cleary
  • PEEL / Annika Cassidy
  • IMPOSSIBLE FLIGHT OF THE STONE / Bob Gallagher
  • JANUARY HYMN / Katherine Canty
  • My Father, My Blood / John Robert Brown
  • THE LADIES / Jake McKone
  • THROWLINE / Mia Mullarkey

International

  • RHAPSODY IN BLUEBERRY / Gaelle Denis / France
  • ABOUT THE BIRDS AND THE BEES / J.J. Vanhanen / Finland
  • DANCE OF THE NEURONS / Jody Oberfelder / USA
  • THE BOY BY THE SEA / Vasily Chuprina / The Netherlands
  • WHACK / Syni Pappa / Greece
  • MUM, I’M BACK / Dimitris Katsimiris / Greece
  • ROAKE / Joan Cobos / UK
  • THE LEGEND OF BOB LEONARD / Will Kenning / UK
  • A GREEK IN BERLIN / David Desideri / Germany
  • NOTURNO / Eduardo Mattos/ Germany
  • CONTACT / Katy Wang / UK
  • IT’S RAINING / Ciro D’Emilio / Italy
  • THE VIDEO SHOP / Kyran Davies / UK
  • THE GOOD MOTHER / Sarah Clift / UK / Mexico
  • REVELATION: CITY OF HAZE / Lu Sun / China

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