Clones Film Festival 2017

CFF - Ireland's Biggest Little Film Festival - will run from Thursday 26 to Sunday 29 October 2017 in a variety of screening locations around the town, including Clones Courthouse, the old Post Office (now Clones Art Studios) and the refurbished Cinemobile. This is the 16th year of CFF

Each year we screen a wide variety of features, documentaries and shorts from Irish and international directors. Most films that we screen are recent releases from independent, low-budget or up-and-coming filmmakers. In other words, you are unlikely to see them on a big screen anywhere else in this region of Ireland. We pride ourselves on showcasing new and exciting cinema offerings for film fans, young and old, and in doing so, our festival continues to grow each year.

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter over the coming weeks to keep up to date with programme details as confirmed.

The final programme will be available during September, as will our app to enable advance ticket sales and full festival information.


Deadline for short film submissions is Friday 15th September 2017. We run competitions in three categories;

  • Best Short Documentary,
  • Best Short Fiction/Experimental, and
  • Best Short Animation

The maximum length for competition shorts is 30 minutes. To submit a short film for competition, you can upload your file (best copy) to your Dropbox account (or whatever file sharing service) and share it with Alternatively you can, if you email a downloadable link from Vimeo; If you Use Vimeo YOU MUST supply all Passwords and you give us the right to download a copy of the file.

(please note links from YouTube are not accepted as they are difficult to download)

We will also require the usual production information, together with your submission fee of €20 (PayPal using THANKS

Ireland’s Biggest Little Film Festival

Clones Film Festival - Ireland’s Biggest Little Film Festival - will for the 16th time offer an action-packed programme featuring new Irish & international cinema releases, interviews, documentaries, short film competitions, children’s films and live music festival club this October bank holiday weekend (Thurs 26 – Sun 29 October 2017). This is the 16th year of CFF and screenings will be hosted in Clones Courthouse, the old Post Office and other venues around town.

2017 Film Schedule

We would like to announce something that will please you bigley. Rather that spending anytime researching and finding films that will please our audience. We have invested in a Microsofty APP. This App creates a Film Festival schedule that pleases all Clones. We look forward to when every person will be able create thier own schedule from their own mobile devise. You will than be able to avoid all that horrible coffee in the Courthouse, Stay away from those people who like what YOU like and most importantly you can stay at home, alone, quiet and accompanied by none.....

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: in your "Facebook status"
  • Go on, go ahead - just "Like" something on our Facebook page Did we mention the importance of "Sharing"?

This year 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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Clones, Co. Monaghan.