Festival '23 Highlghts

On Friday and Saturday night, we have 2 very special events. Friday in the Courthouse at 7.30pm, we will celebrate the reissue this year of the 1997 novel ‘I Could Read the Sky’. Following a special screening of the 1999 film based on the book, starring Dermot Healy, Maria Doyle Kennedy and Stephen Rea, author Tim O’Grady and Unbound publisher John Mitchinson will be in conversation. This promises to be a memorable evening and one not to be missed.

click here for More Info and Tickets On Saturday night at 9pm we return to St Joseph’s Temperance Hall for a very special screening of F.W. Murnau’s groundbreaking expressionist masterpiece ‘Nosferatu’. The film will be accompanied by a live score composed by Dark Mountain Radio. The core members of this group were behind what can only be described as an epic screening of ‘Man of Aran’ at CFF in 2021. If you attended ‘Man of Aran’ you know that this event will live long in the memories of all those who attend.

click here for More Info and Tickets Some other highlights over the weekend include the screening of the 40th anniversary of "Stop Making Sense" from Talking Heads. A  digitally remastered version of what has been described as the greatest concert film of all time. 

Stop Making Sense’, on Friday at 10.30pm in the Courthouse.

click here for More Info and TicketsAt 2pm on Saturday we are offering our patrons a very unique virtual reality experience in Clones Art Studios. ‘A Cushla, My Own Native Land’ directed by Kim Doherty will be shown using VR headsets. There is no booking for this event, and we have a limited number of VR headsets available; however, this short film is just over 8 minutes long and will be definitely worth the wait.

click here for More Info and TicketsOver the weekend we will screen several highly acclaimed Irish documentaries. On Saturday at 4.30pm in the Courthouse ‘Tuilte’ directed by long time festival friend Deaglán Ó Mocháin. ‘Pray for our Sinners’, directed by Sinead O’Shea on Saturday at 6.45pm also in the Courthouse and ‘Town of Strangers’ directed by Treasa O’Brien on Sunday at 12.45pm in Clones Art Studios.

The festival is here!!

Click here to see all the filmsClones Film Festival Dates 2023 and every year we love the brochure!

October Bank Holiday Weekend 26th - 29th October

When the brochure arrives we know the festival is ON! Do please peruse the pages above and enjoy as we do the beautiful design by Mike Slowey

October Bank Holiday weekend can mean only one thing: It’s film festival time, and this year Clones Film Festival turns 21. What a weekend we have planned for you. On opening night, we will screen three short films, all with local connections. We are delighted to screen last year’s Audience Award-winning short film ‘The Talk’. ..... click here for more infomation and tickets


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  • 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:
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