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Our judges will be liaising and discussing, debating and conferring on the quality and essence of our short film entrants. 

"It's not all about the money"

The balance of creativity and budget is just one of the considerations that our 3 dedicated judges will be assessing in the short films our CFF sub-group has chosen for our competition. We do give some parameters to the judges as a starting point but we find that it is really their choice on how they assess and rate the short films. 

Joanne Brennan

Joanne enjoys the stage as well as camera and has been very fortunate to have worked with great actors and directors. She strives to be the best she can be and takes direction very well. When not acting, she helps her husband run their organic farm or she’s teaching French in her local school. Joanne also has extensive modelling experience. 


Ruth Mc Cabe

Considered one of the greatest names in Irish cinema and theatre, Ruth McCabe is an acclaimed Irish Actress who won an Irish Film and Television Academy Award in 2003 for her role in ANY TIME NOW and again in 2011 for SINGLE-HANDED. Some of her more recent credits include VICTORIA & ABDUL and PHILOMENA, both directed by Stephen Frears, CATASTROPHE directed by Ben Taylor, WOMEN ON THE VERGE directed by Annie Griffin, and OUT OF INNOCENCE directed by Danny Hiller.


Harry Cleary

Harry Cleary is a budding filmmaker pursuing his degree in Film and Television Production. He loves good cinematography with an engaging plot that isn’t afraid to take risks. He periodically reviews all kinds of films that take his fancy: Everything from “No Country for Old Men” to “Friends with Benefits” and “Spirited Away” on Clones Noticeboards.



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