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Applications are invited for original script ideas from filmmakers at all stages of their development.

Clones Film Festival, in association with Clones Credit Union, wishes to further develop its support for film production in or around the town and County Monaghan by commissioning an original short film, shot in Clones and the surrounding areas in 2024.


Under this commission by Clones Film Festival, an award of €5,000 will be made towards the cost of the film production; scripting, shooting, editing, and screening.

The short film will then be one of the highlights of this year’s festival, taking centre stage on the closing night of Clones Film Festival on Sunday 27th October 2024.

Live-action short, short documentary, and short animation will all be considered.

Deadline for submission is May 31st, 2024

All entrants will be updated as decisions are made.


The selected filmmaker & team will be required to:

Produce a locally shot short film, documentary, or animation, with a minimum run time of 5 minutes, and no longer than 20 minutes.
Include Any of the following local street scenes or iconic historic location shots within Clones Town, or the locality and surrounding area.
Examples include:
o Round Tower,
o Celtic Cross,
o Old Abbey,
o The Diamond,
o Fermanagh Street,
o St Tiernach's Park,
o The Peace Link
o The Canal Stores,
o The Butteryard,
o Any of the churches,
o Any bar,
o Any house or apartment that has a view of any of the above.
o We are open to all suggestions that INCLUDE our town, Clones.
Interior shots may be shot in other locations but the short film MUST establish a visual Clones area connection.
Use local extras where required.
Meet the deadline date set by the committee.
Attend and screen the short PREMIERE on closing night of Clones Film Festival, Sunday 27th October 2024.

Application Open: 1st April 2024.
Applications Close: 31st May 2024
Decision from Committee:June 15th 2024
Deadline for Submission of finished short to Committee: 10th October 2023
Premiere screening must be held Sunday 27th October 2024, in Clones Courthouse

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