October 22nd - 25th Bank Holiday Weekend 

"If I want to quantify anything, I measure it against Clones." Neil Jordan 

Clones Film Festival takes place over the October bank holiday weekend, from Thursday 22nd to Sunday 25th October 2015. The programme this year will once again be packed full of daring and fresh international and Irish features, documentaries, animations and short films which promise, as ever, to whet the cinematic appetite of all. Each year, Clones Courthouse and the Old Post Office (now Clones Art Studios) are transformed into cinema venues. The Cinemobile will also make its annual pilgrimage to the town for the four-day event. Opening Night on Thursday 22 October will take place at Clones Courthouse. This is always a free event and all are welcome to attend. The nightly Festival Club will also make a welcome return to Adamson’s Bar on Analore Street. There, festival-goers can chill, chat or boogie to the hottest new talent in Irish music.

"The Francies"

CFF would not be complete without the 48-hour Short Film Challenge which invites shortlisted teams of filmmakers to bring their short film from script to screen in 48 hours for a chance to win their very own Clones gong, a “Francie” award, which will also be presented for best short documentary and fiction / experimental film at our awards ceremony on closing night. Click here for more info on how to enter.

Other CFF events

Other events will include discussions and workshops with industry specialists aimed at up-and-coming filmmakers and younger audiences. Children’s films are also a firm favourite in the Cinemobile at CFF. Festival programme highlights will be announced in local press and online as they are confirmed over the coming weeks. Full details will also be available on our Facebook and Twitter pages. 



Soliciting a savvy social sharing scheme

We all know that word of mouth is the very best form of recommendation. People take you at your word and go with that advice. We want to enjoy the benefit of the glowing recommendations we have heard so many of you say, so please take a few minutes to share those utterances with your friends. 

  • WHAT WILL ‘SHARING’ DO FOR CLONES FILM FESTIVAL? Simply put, if we can keep our promotional cost to a minimum, this enables our team to bring our audiences more films. We hear you say "WHAT CAN I DO TO HELP?" Well, we're glad you asked, as simply "LIKING" is not enough. Here's a list of things that you could do to help:
  • Share our Facebook entries on your timeline
  • Comment on our Facebook entries
  • Mention a friend’s Facebook name if you think they might be interested in a comment or a film
  • Share Clones Film Festival’s website by copying and pasting the following URL: http://www.clonesfilmfestival.com/ in your "Facebook status"
  • Go on, go ahead - just "Like" something on our Facebook page Did we mention the importance of "Sharing"?

This year we have added a ticket purchasing facility to our website.  This means that you will be able to "Share" a screening you would like to go to with a friend and they too can buy a ticket. Or if you see a listing for a film that a friend was talking about, then go ahead, SHARE it with them. We're guessing that if you've read this far, you realise that our general wish is that you "share" our stuff.


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