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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

What do we need from you?

There is a submission fee of €20. This fee must be paid before any file is sent to us. 

Click The PayPal button To Pay Your Short Film Fee

 

We prefer to receive your finished short film by file transfer. You can of course post a hard copy to us at: Clones Film Festival, 6 Mullanamoy, Newtownbutler Rd. Clones, Co. Monaghan, Ireland. Otherwise send to:

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  • DropBox or
  • We Transfer

If your short film is selected, WE MUST receive a file Transfer of it. We will not TRANSFER any format.

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Rights Release

In order for Clones Film Festival to have "Legal Rights" to view, judge, and show your film you will need to download this PDF, fill, and return it to us. 

DOWNLOAD The Rights Release Document here, if the PDF opens in a new Window Just "Save As" 

SEND TO: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Or Post to: Clones Film Festival, 6 Mullanamoy, Newtownbutler Rd. Clones, Co. Monaghan.

Seriously folks, We MUST receive a signed and dated rights release 

Specifications

We create a video timeline that will match the highest resolution of our projector (as yet unknown). So, send the highest resolution you can and we will drop your file on a timeline and scale to fit.

We will accept the lowest resolution of:

Video Settings

  • Frame size: 1280h 720v (1.0000)
  • Frame rate: 25.00 frames/second

Audio Settings

  • Sample rate: 48000 samples/second

We are investing in new projector this year and are hoping to be able to project in 4k. That being said we expect to be projecting (and therefore judging) in at least the frame size: 1440h 1080v 

Judging - How it works

There are three phases to the Short Film Competitions.

  • Submission: you send us €20, and we accept your file transfer.
  • Pre-Selection: The Clones Film Festival Pre-screening Short Film Subcommittee watch every film submitted in comfortable studio settings and discuss the qualities of every film. We are challenged with pre-selecting the films for the judges to watch as currently all afternoons are only six hours long, and last year 20 hours of short films were submitted for selection. Do the sums. 
  • Judging: the final Short Film Competition is judged on the Sunday afternoon of the Film festival. We choose 3 "In The Biz" judges.

Get in Touch!

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

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