10th Clones Film Festival Preview – 26th-30th October

(In Sunshine or In Shadow)

The 10th Clones Film Festival will take place from 26-30 October. As part of our 10th birthday celebrations we’ll be pushing the boat out with an action-packed programme featuring new Irish & international cinema releases, interviews, documentaries, kid’s films, short films and nightly festival club with live music.
Opening Night
On opening night, Wednesday, 26th October at 8.30pm in the Lennard Arms Hotel, re-live the excitement that engulfed Clones one hot summer’s night when Barry McGuigan won the world featherweight boxing title in 1985 (In Sunshine or in Shadow) and meet the man himself when he officially opens this year’s festival. Enjoy our wine & cheese 10th birthday party and help us celebrate into the wee hours with Clara Rose in our festival club. Admission is free and all are welcome. Please come early to guarantee a seat as we expect this to be a full-house event.

Pat McCabe and Paddy Treacy in Conversation
Other highlights include a walk down memory lane on Thursday, 27th Oct in the Lennard Arms with honorary patron Pat McCabe, who will interview Paddy Treacy, retired projectionist at the once-upon-a-time elegant Luxor Cinema Clones, followed by a screening of the first ever film shown on the big screen in Clones I See a Dark Stranger.
Horslips Legend to screen new feature
A Kiss for Jed Wood, the latest feature written by Horslips Legend, Barry Devlin, will be screened on Friday 28 October in the Cinemobile, followed by an interview with Barry himself. Later, Barry will take to the stage of the Lennard Ballroom with a bunch of his well-known friends – Johnny Fean, Paddy Goodwin, some Holy Ghosts and who knows who else! Were you there in February..? Not to be missed.

Closing Night – The Francies Awards

Last but not least, the festival will wind down with our closing night awards ceremony, on Sunday, 30th October in the Lennard Arms, where the winners of our 48 hour short film challenge will compete to take home a coveted ‘Francie’ award. This is a not-to-be-missed, packed-out affair every year, so book your seats now by calling the Lennard on 047-51075.


Don’t miss…

Other confirmed titles on the programme this year are Submarine, The Runway, Of Gods and Men, Senna, As If I Am Not There, Charlie Casanova and Biutiful. Full programme details will be available to download shortly on www.clonesfilmfestival.com.

In addition, a host of documentaries, kids’ films and short films awaits you in the Cinemobile, Lennard Arms and restored Clones Courthouse for cinema-lovers of all ages over the 5 days of CFF as well as many live music events in our CFF Festival Club. Follow us on Facebook or Twitter for more details. Once again, we extend our thanks to Clones Credit Union, SuperValu Clones and Scanbitz Truck Parts as well as our many local business sponsors who help us out generously every year.

Another date for your diary: don’t forget that, to kick start the birthday celebrations, we will host our birthday party on Thursday, 20th October in Clones Library at 7.30pm. This will be a night of fun, nostalgia (looking back on 10 years of CFF in our exhibition) and refreshments (including birthday cake!). We hope to see you there.