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1. Bill O'Dea: Fungophilic

Irish Mushroom expert Bill O'Dea brings us into the seemingly infinite world of Mushrooms and explains their profound impact on the world we live in.

Project Type: Documentary
Runtime: 5 minutes 18 seconds
Completion Date: November 10, 2019

Director Biography - Al Butler

Al is a Dublin born/Wexford based filmmaker. He is a video generalist working 9-5 in the corporate video world making films in his spare time.



2. Dear Little Sophia

Survivor Sophia Murphy writes a letter to her younger self to make sense of the abuse she suffered at the hands of her father.

Project Type: Documentary
Runtime: 17 minutes 30 seconds
Completion Date: March 8, 2020

Director Biography - Paddy Hayes

Paddy Hayes has over 20 years experience in the Entertainment industry and he is Principal of Tua Films, whose clients include TG4, RTÉ, Screen Ireland and the BAI.

2020 saw Paddy produce the feature film Foscadh for Screen Ireland and TG4 which is due for release in 2021. Paddy’s tv drama EIPIC for TG4, was described by the Irish Times as "frenetic and funny, touching and blunt” and the second season of his award-winning Corp + Anam received great acclaim on release on VoD in the US. The short film Rúbaí premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and has scooped nine short film awards internationally since.




 3. Hanging Over The Atlantic

Dursey Island is linked to the mainland by a single cable car. This lifeline allows its people to call Dursey Island home. Each day it brings new people, challenges, and life to this island.


Project Type: Documentary, Short
Runtime: 8 minutes 46 seconds
Completion Date: December 12, 2019

Director Biography - Fionn Walshe

Fionn Walshe is a young filmmaker from County Cork, Ireland. Makes films dealing with his relationship to place, nature and identity. Looks to explore the relationship between the modern man and the 21st-century world around him.




4. A day in Sengulam

In 1988, on their return from Calcutta, two of Mother Teresa’s disciples founded a « Mercy Home » in Sengulam, India. Today, this hamlet still shelters many rejected people from the area : orphans, repudiated wives, beggars, disabled and poor people of all origins… In the heart of this community, they all hope for a more peaceful life. One day at a time.

Project Type:Documentary, Experimental, Short
Runtime:17 minutes 29 seconds
Completion Date:July 14, 2019

Director Biography - Matthieu MAUNIER-ROSSI

Matthieu Maunier-Rossi is a screenwriter and director. Geography and travels are at the core of all his projects. From 2014 to 2017, he wandered across the Caribbean, looking for new stories. His journey became a book (« Les îles buissonnières », Ed. Rudbeckias, 2018). After more than one year spent in Haiti working with NGOs, he went back to the island during the summer of 2018 to direct a new film called « Three blades ». That movie is currently playing in festivals around the world.

5. The Cure

'Going for The Cure' is as common in parts of Ireland as going to your GP - but how has it managed to stand the test of time in a society saturated in skepticism.

Project Type: Documentary, Short
Completion Date: January 10, 2020 
Runtime: 9 minutes

Director Biography - Meghan Mc Ardle

Meghan's role at present is working as a DV Director on a three-part observational documentary series, targeting the 18-25year old demographic, both in it's content and for that audience, for BBC One Northern Ireland.

When starting off making short films, she wanted to work in post production as an editor and at sixteen years of age, was selected as an editor the National BFI Film Academy at the National Film and Television School, Beaconsfield. She then progressed to University, achieving a First Class Honours degree in Cinematic Arts BSc, where her final year short comedy film was picked up, winning two awards during it’s festival run, one of which was the Royal Television Society Student awards.




 6. Please Be Seated

For most, taking a seat doesn't merit a moment's thought; but for some, it can be a daily struggle

Project Type:Documentary
Runtime:4 minutes 52 seconds
Completion Date:September 29, 2019

Director Biography - Kevin Scott

Kevin Scott is a student of Film & TV Production at Ireland's National Film School at IADT, Dún Laoghaire.



 7. Kalchalka

Kachalka (2019) - was selected to compete in over 20 Oscar-qualifying film festivals internationally including Hot Docs, Clermont-Ferrand, Palm Springs, and Aspen Shortsfest. It was acquired by the highly acclaimed Oscar & Emmy award winning US documentary TV program 'POV' (PBS), executive producers of this show have included Werner Herzog, Errol Morris & Brad Pitt. Alongside this, the film was acquired by MUBI, Air Canada, Aer Lingus, Aeon, Yle (Finland TV) and SRF 1 (Swiss TV). The film was recently selected for Short of the Week where it will screener later in the year (2021).

Project Type:Documentary
Runtime: 9 minutes 20 seconds
Completion Date: 2019

Director - Gar O'Rourke

Gar is a freelance Irish director currently based in Dublin. His work spans across documentary, commercials, music videos & art films. He has directed projects for clients such as Netflix, Sony, KFC, Dyson, Paddy Power, CBS' Late Show with Stephen Colbert and Irish Museum of Modern Art.


Get in Touch!

Email: info@clonesfilmfestival.com
Website: www.clonesfilmfestival.com

1 Fortview, Newtownbutler Rd.
Clones, Co. Monaghan.

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