Sponsoring our voluntary organisation
Clones Film festival (CFF) now in its 14th year has been run by a fanatical group of film lovers. They love films so much that they rightly believe that others should have the chance of enjoying what they do. They dig deep into their pockets and pull out more time that they can afford, so that we, the general population, can have an action-packed weekend of fantastic films.
What is even better is that local businesses recognise that Clones Film Festival is a bona fide asset to the town and they have generously stood up and put their hands in their pockets and pulled out some cash to sponsor CFF in doing what they do so well.
CFF are truly thankful to the local and national organisations that have helped them with the funding they could not do without. The Arts Council of Ireland and Monaghan County Council have both supported the festival since its inception and it simply would not happen without their care. We are also ever thankful to Minister Heather Humphreys for having the vision to help all the arts groups in Clones realise the potential of the beautiful old Courthouse as a venue.
Since its inception in 2002, Clones Film Festival has grown in many ways. It has developed from a three day event to a five day one, back to a sensible 4 day event! We now own our equipment which has allowed us to set up a film society (Clones Film Club), and to assist other festivals and groups like The Patrick Kavanagh Centre, Clones Canal Festival, Skerries Film Festival and The Flat Lake Festival. We have increased the number and range of films we show over the course of the festival and, having started with one, we now use up to 5 screens during the festival, and always at least 3. All of this takes a huge commitment from our voluntary committee and no small amount of finance.
The most encouraging support we receive is from the local and ex-pat business community of Clones and the surrounding area. Even in straightened times they have always been ready to donate sponsorship and resources to ensure the success of the festival. Without them, we would not be planning our 14th festival.
Below is a list of those who have helped in the past
- Monaghan County Council,
- Arts Council of Ireland
- Failte Ireland
- Access Cinema
- Pat the Baker
- Clones Credit Union
- Rooney Plastering
- Snipe Design
- Marcus Morgan Dry-Lining and Damp Proofing
- Paul Boyce Solicitors
- Eugene Hamill Photography
- The Noble Grape Off-Licence
- David Rafferty Financial Services
- Leo Rooney Accountant
- Kieran Kierans Joinery
- Rachel Mc Guigan, Beauty and Alternative Therapies.
- Terry Fay Building Supplies
- Damien Courtney Crash Repairs,
- Rory Mc Mahon/Cara Appliances Of Ireland
- FJD Surveyors
- Sean McQuillan
- Cleary Signs
- Think Design
- Adamsons Bar
- Fred and Jo Madden at Hilton Park.