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We will be adhering, to whatever recommendation the government has in action.  Currently we will remain at 60% capacity. We also require a Covid Declaration at entry to films.

Clones Film Festival Thursday 21st Octoner 21st

Thursday October 21st 8pm

Endings & new beginnings – Clones Film Festival is back, and this year’s opening night will be a little bit like the closing night of CFF 2020, the festival that never happened. We kick off with the unseen winners  Fiction/Experimental, Documentary and Animation. Theses and LOTS MORE treats Served with a glass of wine on the LAST day of restrictions! Thurs. 21st 8.00 pm.

Gunda at Clones Film Festival

Friday 5.30 pm The Courthouse

Cinema in its purest form, Gunda chronicles the lives of a mother pig, a flock of chickens, and a herd of cows with masterful intimacy.

I Never Cry (Jak Najdalej Stad) Clones Film Festival

(Jak Najdalej Stad) - Friday 7pm Post Office

Rebellious Polish teenager Ola is determined to get her driving licence and receive the car promised to her by her estranged father, who works in Ireland.

La Cha Cha at Clones Film Festival

Friday 7.30pm The Courthouse - IRISH PREMIERE

La Cha Cha is a counterculture, romantic comedy about community, love and not going gentle into that good night. Set on the Gower Peninsula in Wales

Sisters With Transistors at Clones Film Festival

Friday 9.30pm Post Office

SISTERS WITH TRANSISTORS is the untold story of electronic music’s female pioneers, remarkable composers who embraced machines and their liberating technologies to utterly transform how we produce and listen to music today.

Stray Old Post Office –CFF

Saturday 2.30pm Post Office

Through the eyes of its stray dogs wandering the streets of Istanbul, Stray explores what it means to live as a being without status or security. As they search for food and shelter, three dogs

Redemption of a Rogue at Clones Film Festival

Friday 10pm The Courthouse

Dishevelled Jimmy Cullen returns to Co Cavan after seven years of exile to make peace with his dying father and seek redemption for past sins before he too bids this world farewell. 

TEarwig and the Witch  at Clones Film Festival

Saturday 11 am The Courthouse

Growing up in an orphanage in the British countryside, Earwig has no idea that her mother had magical powers..

The Reason I Jump at Clones Film Festival

Saturday 2 pm The Courthouse

Published in 2007, Naoki Higashida’s book The Reason I Jump gave an account of the Japanese teenager’s life as a non-verbal autistic person, as transcribed from words he pointed out on a letter board.

Environmental Afternoon at Clones Film Festival

Saturday 4pm The Courthouse

2 Shorts & Discussion: Bees and pollinators have been declining in Ireland and other countries for decades AND The Kilrooskey Lough Cluster about the unique lakes in the Clones region 

Edge of Chaos at Clones Film Festival

Saturday 7pm Courthouse

Carrie Keenan (Aoibhinn McGinnity – Nightflyers, Love/Hate, Krypton, Quarry) has a plan; the threat of exposing her Father Derek's Carrie Keenan (Aoibhinn McGinnity – Nightflyers, Love/Hate, Krypton, Quarry) has a plan; . . . 

Live music in the Old Post Office – Well Fieldv

Saturday 5pm Post Office

After a triumphant return to CFF in 2019, Well Field, who played some legendary gigs in the Lennard Arms hotel and in Adamson’s bar at previous Film Festivals in Clones in the guise of ‘Hacienda’

Homeward (Evge) at Clones Film Festival

Saturday 8 pm  The Post Office

Mustafa and his college-aged son, Alim have set out to a morgue in Kyiv to recover the body of Alim’s older brother,a Nazim, yet another casualty of the war with Russia

Man of Aran with Live Music Scored by APO-33

Saturday 9pm, St. Joseph's Temperance Hall

This very special event in the unique surroundings of St. Joseph’s Temperance Hall

The Most Beautiful Boy in the Worldat Clones Film Festival

Saturday 10pm Post Office

In 1970, filmmaker Luchino Visconti travelled throughout Europe looking for the perfect boy to personify absolute beauty in his adaptation for the screen of Thomas Mann’s Death in Venice.

The Bright Side at Clones Film Festival

Saturday 9:30 pm The Courthouse

Night after night she runs through her cynical, self-deprecating set, concluding with backstage beers and gambling with her equally jaded male colleagues.

Away at Clones Film Festival

Sunday 11am The Courthouse

Away is about a boy travelling across an island on a motorcycle, trying to escape a dark spirit and get back home.

System Crasher (Systemsprenger) at Clones Film Festival

Sunday 1.30pm Post Office

Meet 9-year-old Benni: bright, charming and out of control. In the care system because of her violent outbursts, her own mother is afraid of her.

Sunday 12.45 pm  - Courthouse

Our internationally popular short film competition has a fabulous Sunday afternoon of treats for you. We kick off with the Documentaries. THIS IS A FREE EVENT, we ask that you enter only in between the shorts. 

Short Fiction / Experimental short films at Clones Film Festival

Sunday 2.45pm  -  Courthouse

The in-house reaction so far to our Short Fiction / Experimental section is BEST YEAR YET ! Remember, THIS IS A FREE EVENT; we ask that you enter the auditorium only in between the shorts.

Minari at Clones Film Festival

Sunday 4pm Post Office

Originally from South Korea, Jacob and his family have relocated from California to Arkansas, so pursue a dream of owning a farm. 

Animations at Clones Film Festival

Sunday 5.30 pm  -  Courthouse

Do we crack jokes about Tom n'Jerry every year? Well, in in these PC days neither Thomas or Gerald will be shown this year. Only fabulous NEW animations on offer here.

Closing Night and ‘The Francies’ Awards at Clones Film Festival

Sunday 8 pm The Courthouse

So, who is going to win one of these gems this year...? AND This year will see the fifth(!) world premiere of our CFF-commissioned ‘Long Shorts’ film. 

Festival Club at Adamsons Bar

The festival Club at Adamsons is where the VERY BEST craic is had at the film festival. We've filled our minds with filmic bliss, now we chat, dance or just listen to the best musical line ups around.

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