This October Bank Holiday Weekend (24th-27th) we celebrate the 18th annual Clones Film Festival, up here in the hills of County Monaghan, Ireland.
A highlight of our festival weekend is our competition of short fiction, short documentary, and for the third year, short animation. During the Sunday (27th October) morning/afternoon we screen all of the selected short films in the setting of the "Old Post Office" on the Town's central Diamond. After the judging, the winners of each category are announced at our closing event, to a full house, in Clones Courthouse.
The winner in each category will go home with a much sought after "Francie" Award. The Francie Awards are named after Clones Author, Patrick McCabe's, character, Francie Brady, from his much acclaimed novel, The Butcher Boy. The book was then adapted to a Neil Jordan Screenplay and filmed in Clones in 1997.
All those selected for screening at Clones Film Festival will receive 2 free tickets for our closing awards ceremony where you could lift a Francie if you are picked as the overall winner by our judges.
A maximum length of 30 minutes for short submissions
To submit a short film for competition, please use FilmFreeway.
Alternatively, you can upload your file (best copy) to your Dropbox account and share it with firstname.lastname@example.org. You can email a downloadable link from Vimeo; (please note links from YouTube are not accepted.)
We will also require the usual production information and a few stills from your short film, together with your submission fee of €10/$15 (PayPal using email@example.com) and a signed rights form.