OFF16 is just around the corner and despite the big birthday celebration during OFF15 we have by no means lost momentum, on the contrary this year we have something new and exciting on the program! We look forward to sharing it with you!


Our competition programme this year consist of 104 wild, visionary short films selected with the utmost care from 2000 submissions. Every film in competition has that special something; a twinkle in its eye, or packing a punch. I suggest you take a chance at least once during this week, and take a seat at a random screening to watch something you never knew you were waiting for. It will knock your socks off!


This is the perfect time for the launch of a new festival special programme, PLAYOFF: three whole days of focus on gaming and film, and the many hybrid forms of their intersection.


Another comes in the form of artistic profile of OFF16, journalist, filmmaker and former head of The National Film School of Denmark, Poul Nesgaard, who returns the festival to its cinematic roots with a focus programme that aims to take the provocateurs, trouble-makers and outsiders in film seriously as creative forces of change.