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Closing Night and ‘The Francies’ Awards

Sunday 27th October | 8 pm | The Courthouse

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.

‘The Francies’ Award

So, who is going to win one of these gems this year...?

Awards are presented to the winners of Best Fiction / Experimental, Best Documentary and Best Animation from our short film programmes. We will also present an audience award to the most popular film on the night, chosen by the viewers from the three aforementioned winners and our commissioned film. It is a gala night not to be missed and since its inception has been a booked-out affair. The awards ceremony will once again take place in the historic surroundings of the Courthouse.

Currently SOLD OUT - There are tickets on hold which may be released Saturday 26th




World Pemiere ‘Day in the Sun’

This year will see the third world premiere of our CFF-commissioned ‘Long Shorts’ film. Chosen from a large number of very strong proposals by the selection committee, ‘Day in the Sun’ was shot by Director Ciaran Crudden and his team in September. You might have seen them work in St.Tiarnach’s park and other prominent locations in and around Clones. Drawing on the strong passion for the GAA around these parts, the film tells the story of how Clones man Peter decides to give his old friend a day he has been waiting a lifetime for when Fermanagh native Brian begins to display signs of advancing dementia.The film stars, among others, Seamus O’Rourke, Declan Reynolds and a host of local talent and sights and, as always, the people of Clones were more than generous in supporting the crew. Thank you!

Sing Along Social in Adamsons

Afterwards, make your way over to the Festival Club to see the festival out with us, singing (well, belting out) your favourite tunes with Aoife McElwain and the Sing Along Social in Adamson’s Bar.

Don’t say you haven’t been warned… book your seat early for the glitz and glamour of Clones’ very own Oscars night!

Get in Touch!

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

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