Film Schedule

Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

"The Man Who Wanted To Fly" Clones IRELAND

Second show at  5 pm  Road House

Dir: Frank Shouldice | Ireland | 2018 | 88 mins 


Filmed over several years by director Frank Shouldice and DOP Dave Perry, 'The Man Who Wanted to Fly' tells the irresistible story of 80-something Bailieborough bachelor farmer Bobby Coote. He left school at 13 and says his reading and writing isn't great. Bobby fixes clocks and spends a lot of time in his back shed making violins from old furniture. But he has never lost sight of a lifelong dream to fly.

Short Films Sunday Afternoon - FREE

Short Film Screenings ALL FREE

As usual, we are presenting a selection of some of the best Irish and international short live action and documentary films. In our newest category we are showcasing animation talent from all over the world. The winners in each category will be awarded with one of our ubiquitous Francie awards at our closing ceremony on Sunday night.

"Apostasy" Clones IRELAND

Sunday 28th  3.30 pm Safe House

Dir: Dan Kokotajlo | UK | 2017 | 95 mins | Club 

Starring: Siobhan Finneran, Molly Wright, Sacha Parkinson, Robert Emms, Steve Evets

First-time director Dan Kokotajlo draws on his own experiences as a former Jehovah's Witness to provide unique insight into this gripping story of a devoted mother and her two teenage daughters, who are each forced to decide which is more important: their religious beliefs or love of one’s family

Closing Night and The Francie Awards

Closing night at CFF has come to mean only one thing – ‘The Francies’. Named in honour of Francie Brady in Pat McCabe’s ‘The Butcher Boy’, the awards have been designed by Jason Crowley. Jason responded to the motif of the pig, which is central to ‘The Butcher Boy’, and fashioned these memorable awards in solid bronze.


Opening Night will take place in Clones Courthouse on Thursday 26 October 2017 at 8pm. An evening showcasing the wealth of local film industry talent, as well as our famous cheese and wine reception, is promised. This will kick off yet another bumper weekend of films for all. Screenings during the weekend will take place in the Old Post Office, Clones Courthouse and we are delighted to announce the welcome return of the refurbished Cinemobile to the Diamond for CFF2017.

A town full of houses

We have (as nearly always) 3 cinemas again this year... and we are proud to present the newbie "Safe House" on the Diamond in the former Ulster Bank.

The trusted and honorable Court House and Fast and loose Road House Mobile return again to show you these splendid films as listed below.


Get in Touch!

Email: info@clonesfilmfestival.com
Website: www.clonesfilmfestival.com

1 Fortview, Newtownbutler Rd.
Clones, Co. Monaghan.