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Closing Night and The Francie Awards

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.

Short Film Awards

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. This year will see the second world premiere of a CFF-commissioned ‘Long Shorts’ film. Chosen from a large number of very strong proposals by the selection committee, ‘Afterlife’ was shot by Director Daniel Butler and his team in and around Clones in early October. The film stars, among others, Ray Scannell, Pádraig O’Grady, Joanne Brennan 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!

As it stands, not much has been revealed about the film, which was produced by Maggie Ryan and written by Mike Heneghan, but we have good reason to believe that it is just the right story for the time of year that’s in it! Afterwards, make your way over to the Festival Club to see the festival out with us, singing (well, belting out) your favourite Abba 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.