27-30 October 2022

The Bank Holiday Weekend Close To Halloween..

It’s that time of year again, when we like to share just how special Clones Film Festival is. We thrive on our town’s resilience and commitment to sharing the art of film, in a multitude of venues and formats, from our beautifully restored Courthouse and old Post Office, to our pop-up café, Festival Club and many special events dotted around the town.

Clones Film Festival LogoThe Big Two Oh

This year, CFF celebrates its 20th birthday – come to Clones and celebrate this special weekend with us! Tricks and Treats abound with rumours of "Special Interest persona"  making significant additions 

Festival Programme

Full programme to be announced in mid-October. Watch this space!

Brand Spanking New Sponsor

We are thrilled to supported by our fabulous National television Station, YES RTE THINK we are Fab and are worth talking about. 




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. 

Director: Lee Isaac Chung

Cast: Steven Yuen, Yeri Han, Yuh-Jung Youn, Alan Kim, Will Patton

116 minutes, USA, 2021, 12A  

Originally from South Korea, Jacob and his family have relocated from California to Arkansas, so pursue a dream of owning a farm. As the family tried to adapt to living in rural America, further changes arise with the arrival of Jacob’s mother-in-law, who doesn’t speak any English, but brings with her the seeds of a minari plant. 

A moving family drama set in the Reagan era.

Winner - Grand Jury Prize, Sundance Film Festival 2020

Winner – Best Picture Foreign Language, Golden Globes 2021

Winner - Audience Award, Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival 2021

Winner - Actress in a Supporting Role, Academy Awards 2021

“★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Its family saga floats along, but with great purpose and a momentum that is as gentle as it is implacable.” – Hilary White, The Sunday Independent

“★ ★ ★ ★ ★ A simple story, beautifully told – that’s what you’re getting with Minari.” – Harry Guerin, RTE.ie


Soliciting a savvy social sharing scheme

We all know that word of mouth is the very best form of recommendation. People take you at your word and go with that advice. We want to enjoy the benefit of the glowing recommendations we have heard so many of you say, so please take a few minutes to share those utterances with your friends. 

  • WHAT WILL ‘SHARING’ DO FOR CLONES FILM FESTIVAL? Simply put, if we can keep our promotional cost to a minimum, this enables our team to bring our audiences more films. We hear you say "WHAT CAN I DO TO HELP?" Well, we're glad you asked, as simply "LIKING" is not enough. Here's a list of things that you could do to help:
  • Share our Facebook entries on your timeline
  • Comment on our Facebook entries
  • Mention a friend’s Facebook name if you think they might be interested in a comment or a film
  • Share Clones Film Festival’s website by copying and pasting the following URL: http://www.clonesfilmfestival.com/ in your "Facebook status"
  • Go on, go ahead - just "Like" something on our Facebook page Did we mention the importance of "Sharing"?

We have added a ticket purchasing facility to our website.  This means that you will be able to "Share" a screening you would like to go to with a friend and they too can buy a ticket. Or if you see a listing for a film that a friend was talking about, then go ahead, SHARE it with them. We're guessing that if you've read this far, you realise that our general wish is that you "share" our stuff.


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