Clones Film Festival - Ireland’s Biggest Little Film Festival - will once again offer an action-packed programme featuring new Irish & international cinema releases, interviews, documentaries, short film competitions, children’s films and live music festival club this October bank holiday weekend (Thurs 27 – Sun 30 October 2016). This is the 15th year of CFF and screenings will be hosted in Clones Courthouse, the old Post Office and other venues around town.
This year, the tenth 48-hour Short Film Challenge will take place over the CFF weekend. Teams of filmmakers descend on Clones from all over the country to write, shoot, edit and screen their short on Sunday night, at the notorious ‘Francies’ awards ceremony - so named in honour of our icon Francie Brady from “The Butcher Boy”. Writer Patrick McCabe has been a longstanding honorary patron of Clones Film Festival.
I Paraphrase Patrick Kavanagh "Clones has a standing army of Film Makers and you say...why Clones?....Well Why Not Clones? Eugene Mc Cabe, Playwright, Co. Monaghan.
I'm goin to the Clones Film Festival again this year, cause there's no where else like it on the planet, It's good for the sanity, it's full of electricity. Jinx Lennon, Bespectacled Madman.
“I can highly recommend this festival and its slightly bonkers team as the friendliest & most fun film festival in Ireland.”Peter ‘Magic’ Johnston, 15 Second Film Festival
...The Festival itself...has a wonderful sense of family about it. Clones ? the streets are thronged with the weird, the unpredictable and the brilliant... Barry Devlin, Musician.
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