Odense Festival Streams Short Film Programmes to Cinemas in Neighbouring Cities


Spectators at the Festival Cinema @ Odense International Film Festival

Today at the Odense Film Festival in Denmark is the so-called “OFF-Dag”, a day on on which the festival broadcasts short film programmes and a television programme live in cinemas on the island of Funen and elsewhere.

On 27 August, between 3 p.m. and 11 p.m., four short film programmes with competition films from the festival will be broadcast as live streams to local and regional cinemas in neighbouring cities. In addition, a live broadcast by the local TV channel TV2/Fyn with interviews and discussions will be broadcast at the festival.

10 cinemas, including Cinematek in Copenhagen and the Øst for Paradis cinema in Århus, will take part in OFF-Dag. Admission to the live streamings is free. The cinema audience can vote via mobile phone in the competition for the audience award of the festival.

Festival director Birgitte Weinberger is delighted with the geographical expansion of the festival. “OFF-dagen is an incredibly strong concept, which not only deserves a lot of attention, but is also particularly suitable for dissemination throughout the country”[1]. In the future, the festival hopes that OFF Day will also gain a foothold in Jutland and Zeeland.

The OFF-Dag project was developed by the Odense International Film Festival in cooperation with the Fyn Cultural Region.



[1] https://filmfestival.dk/off19-rykker-ud-i-hele-landet-endnu-flere-biografgaester-kan-nu-tage-en-off-dag/