Clones Film Festival

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Clones Film Festival
Location Clones, County Monaghan, Ireland
Founded 2001
Festival date late October
Language English, Irish and others

The Clones Film Festival is a film festival in Clones, Ireland. It was launched in 2001 and is steadily growing to be the biggest event of its type in the area. Organised by Lmb Entertainments, the festival was artistically directed by Larry and Gilly Fogg in 2001. Since then, the festival has been artistically directed by Thomas Zechner and Harry Cleary.[1]

One of the features of the Clones Film Festival is the Scanbitz Short Film Challenge. Filmmakers get the chance to script, prep, scout locations, cast, rehearse, film, edit and present a finished short film in just three days. The winning entry receives a coveted Francie Award, named after Francie Brady, protagonist of The Butcher Boy (1997), set and filmed in Clones.[2][3]


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