ISFFO 2020 - call for entries

International Short Film Festival "Oddalenia" -  event cancelled

 Dear Friends,

As we’re sure you’re already aware, the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has led to a need for social distancing to help prevent the spread. For this reason, we’ve made the difficult decision to postpone the ISFF "ODDALENIA" until next year. While we know this is disappointing, we hope you understand this is a necessary step to help keep each other safe in these unprecedented times.

We’ll update you with the exact date as soon as it’s confirmed. If you have any questions or concerns, please get in touch here: ISFF.ODDALENIA.INFO@GMAIL.COM, or you can take a look at the festivals Facebook page:

Stay safe, and see you all next year.


 July 4, 2020

Submissions now open …

We are looking for studies, documentaries, reports, impressions, animations, music films...
Any form or subject is welcome. Duration of the film up to 15 min.
There will be prizes for the best work.

Entries by May 15, 2020

Final Gala of the International Short Film Festival ODDALENIA. ISFFO 2020 will be held on July 4, 2020 in Polish House in Dublin.

Send us your film:

International Short Film Festival Oddalenia. ISFFO

Destination Dublin - exhibition

"Destination Dublin" - exhibition of graphic works by Oksana Budna in the space of the Polish House in Dublin. he exhibition will present works included in the cycle "On Emigration - notes from the Green Island" and the latest works.

In her creative activities, the artist mainly refers to man, his experiences, emotions and encountered situations. She plays the role of an observer, trying to catch some issues that bother her, which are later transferred to the matrix. Metal techniques have become the perfect "tool" for showing her expression - thick etched line or flat spot of black-aquatint are one of the main means of expression.

In her compositions, she also uses photographic quotes to give some authenticity to the phenomena she observed. Going further in her activities, she combines intaglio printing with other graphic techniques in search of new means of expression.

Currently, screen printing elements appear in her works, which perfectly match the fleshiness of intaglio printing techniques. The colour also has its significance in her compositions, it appears as an accent or a large plane that complements the entire composition.

In 2012, she began studying Graphics at the Faculty of Fine Arts, at Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń. From the second year of her studies, she chose Workshop Graphic - Intaglio Printing Studio as her studies specialization, conducted by prof. Bogumiła Pręgowska and dr hab. Marek Zajko.

She obtained her artistic diploma in 2017 with distinction, under the supervision of dr hab. Marek Zajko. Currently, she works as an assistant in the Graphic Arts Department at the Fine Arts Department of the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, and is also a second-year doctoral student at her home university.

Her artistic achievements include four individual exhibitions and participation in over 60 group exhibitions in the country and abroad

Event on FaceBook

ISFFO 2019

The Final Gala of the 11th International Short Film Festival.

It is worth keeping Saturday evening June 15 free to visit the Polish House in Dublin. At 7 pm the IFFSO 2019 Final Gala will begin. This is a unique festival that has been connecting fans of short films for eleven years.

I wonder why this festival is so special?
Why is it worthwhile to be at the Final Gala of the International Short Film Festival ODDALENIA 2019?

There are several reasons. First of all, the festival's repertoire consists of films that have been sent from various parts of the world. Films from Spain, India, Ireland and Poland will be presented this year. Both professionals and amateurs are fighting for the Grand Prix because it is open to every director. The selection committee chose the best movies. The final ten will be presented at the festival.

The international jury, chaired by Cóilín Ó Scolaí, will award and give prizes. Prizes are also allocated by the public through a voting system. This is a very important moment for many directors. For young filmmakers, this is a great incentive to start a new career path. However, for directors who have been making films for many years, it is often a confirmation that they have made good choices in their lives. And above all, it is a very pleasant experience. Even audience members get prizes at this festival. An Honorary member of the jury is Consul Katarzyna Kasperkiewicz.

The final gala is divided into three parts: film screening, artistic performance and distribution of prizes. This year, we focused on young or little-known artists. The Grand Prix statuette according to its own design was prepared by Wiola Rat, a second-year student at the National College of Art and Design in Dublin. Kacper Jaroszyński will participate on two different levels on the night. He will present a bodhrán made by himself and play a mini-concert on this instrument. In addition, he will be the official photographer of the festival. The walls of the Polish House have been decorated with the exhibition of Katarzyna Wołkowycka, a painter, animator of culture and an art therapist.

The festival connects film people, art lovers, but above all people of good will. Last year during the festival, we collected money for the renovation of the Polish House. This year, we are collecting money for the rehabilitation of Wioletta Szyłejko. In 2017, this young woman had a car accident. She was pregnant at the time. Despite the fact that she was in a coma, the doctors did a wonderful job in caring for her and little Natalia was born. After a long time, Wioletta also awakes from the coma. She is still in the hospital and a long rehabilitation is required. We, as the creators of this festival, want the hearts of our viewers to connect. During the festival, a special stand will be prepared, where you can buy books and drawings or simply make a donation.

The project is co-financed from the Polonia funds of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland.
Time and place:
Polish House, 20 Fitzwilliam Place, Dublin2.
Saturday, 15 June 2019, at 7 pm
Entry fee: 5 Euro