International Competition

Off the Board

Siobhán Perry
Screening time  
25.02. / Monday, 14:00 - 16:00 Theatre 4  
26.02. / Tuesday, 22:00 - 00:00 Theatre 2  
28.02. / Thursday, 13:00 - 15:00 Theatre 1  
A short poetic documentary dealing with a sense of fear through the experience of diving.

Off the Board is a short poetic documentary dealing with a sense of fear through the experience of diving. Diving is a highly competitive, performative sport that is widely celebrated as a fusion of aqua sports and gymnastics. It requires strength, flexibility and a great deal of self-determination. This documentary represents the physical beauty of diving alongside the innate expressions of fear. The vivid and striking images of the young divers are contrasted against a disembodied voice narrating the individual’s struggle to come to terms with their inner fears.


Siobhán Perry

Siobhán Perry graduated in 2012 from Dublin's Institute of Technology, where she got a first class honours degree in Media Arts and German. There she made two award-winning short documentaries; Buried in Light and Off the Board. She is currently studying towards a Master of Science in creative documentary at Filmbase/Staffordshire University. Siobhan just made her third film The Last Fare, which will be released in the spring of 2013.

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Off the Board

2012, 7' 55'', video

Directed by:
Siobhán Perry

Sorcha Mackenna

Edited by:
Louise Finn

Jack Quilligan

Roisin Linnie

Produced by:
Siobhan Perry

Festivals & Awards:

Galway Film Fleadh 2012 - Special Mention in the Short Documentary Category; Clones Film Festival 2012 - Best Short Documentary; Underground Film Festival 2012; Corona Cork Film Festival 2012; Rencontres Henri Langlois 2012