Clones Film Festival 2018

CFF - Ireland's Biggest Little Film Festival - will run from Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th October 2018 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 17th 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.


Creative Commision 2018

Clones Film Festival, in association with Clones Credit Union, wishes to further develop its support for film production in the town, and County Monaghan, by commissioning an original short film, shot in Clones and the surrounding areas in 2018. Under this commission by Clones Film Festival, an award of €4,000 will be made towards the cost of the film production; scripting, shooting, editing, and screening. The Short Film will then be one of the highlights of this year’s festival, taking centre stage on the closing night of Clones Film Festival. Short film, short documentary, and short animation will all be considered. Applications are invited for original script ideas from filmmakers at all stages of their development.

Click here for More information and the 200 Page Application Form

Ireland’s Biggest Little Film Festival

Clones Film Festival - Ireland’s Biggest Little Film Festival - will for the 17th 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 25th – Sun 28th October 2018). This is the 17th year of CFF and screenings will be hosted in Clones Courthouse, and other venues around the town.

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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