Clones Film Festival 2011 Launch Fifth Annual Short Film Challenge

Clones Film Festival 2011 in association with Clones Credit Union Ltd. has launched the fifth annual Short Film Challenge. The challenge invites filmmakers, writers and crew to script, prep, scout locations, cast, rehearse, film, edit and present a finished short film in just 48 hours.

Are you up for this year’s challenge?
The winner will receive the prestigious ‘Francie’ Trophy, and copious adulation, or will you win the coveted Audience Award?

‘I can highly recommend this festival and its slightly bonkers team as the friendliest & most fun film festival in Ireland.’

Peter ‘Magic’ Johnston, 15 Second Film Festival

The Nitty Gritties
Each team will be given a budget of €400 to cover all expenses – petrol, phones, art dept, photocopying, costumes, make-up, catering, etc. Accommodation is not provided, but festival organisers will provide assistance with accommodation seeking if necessary. Clones Film Festival will provide a production base. The rest: location permissions, cast, props etc. is up to you. Clones Film Festival will provide a production assistant who will liaise with the teams and act in an advisory capacity. For a full list of the rules and regulations contact Seamie at

How To Take Part
Interested production teams are invited to submit a detailed proposal of the film they wish to make (max 200 words). Films can be any genre – drama, documentary, stop-motion animation, though it must be feasible to shoot in one day with a skeleton crew.

Feasibility will be taken into account when proposals are judged.

Films must be at least 3 mins long and no longer than 8 mins they MUST be completed over the weekend (Friday 28th, Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th October) Deadline for receipt of the finished films is 12 Midday on Sunday 30th October. All filmmakers must be able to attend the ‘Francies’ award ceremony on the closing night of the festival, Sunday 30th October.

Deadline for entries is September 30th 2011 and entries and proposals must be submitted by e-mail. Submissions will be acknowledged within 24 hours.
Send your proposal, team name and C.V. or credits of your proposed project’s Director/Producer, Camera Operator, Editor and any other key crew to
For more info call Séamie on 086 3545424


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