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.
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.