Author Archives: Tomás Sheridan

Cab Collective’s Storms and Foxes, shot at Womtopia Flat in Edinburgh

Cab Collective | Unplugged in Womtopia | Storms and Foxes from tomas sheridan on Vimeo.

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Refugees, Immigrants and Locals make Docs together at La Guarimba Ponti di Vista

  Cinema Ambulante was a documentary workshop that aimed to create collaboration and understanding between Europeans and refugees or migrants who have recently arrived to Europe, by helping them make films together that explore each other’s lives. The immediate effects … Continue reading

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Our film Livingston Lives to screen in BFI itinerant project of archive film

So pleased to announce that a film we made a few years ago for Livingston’s 50th anniversary will be showing Sunday 17th of January, 2pm in Howden Park Centre in Livingston in its new shortened version of 17 minutes. Livingston … Continue reading

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ROMAN POSTCARD UK Premiere at Croydon International Film Festival

Delighted to have Roman postcards screening next weekend at CIFF in Croydon. This little experiment of a film was shot with zero budget during my three month artist residency at the British School at Rome in Spring 2014. So please … Continue reading

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Roman Postcards Preview Screening tomorrow in Glasgow

The final cut of Roman Postcards will be screening in Glasgow tomorrow at an event organised by Street Level Photoworks in association with Creative Scotland and The British School at Rome at Trongate 103 at 6pm. Look forward to seeing … Continue reading

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RADIOSTAN selected for another festival 5 years on!!!

Hard to believe that five years on RADIOSTAN is still getting invites from festivals!!! The latest is from the International Festival of Short Films on Culture and Tourism in Mumbai, India (becoming more and more niche as you see….) Still, … Continue reading

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Lettera di un emigrato Italiano alla Scuola delle Scimmie

Non ho mai tifato gli azzurri, non ho una goccia di sangue Italiano nelle vene e devo dire che il parmigiano sulla pasta al tonno mi é sempre piaciuto. Nonostante tutto ciò agli occhi di tutti sono anch’io Italiano. É … Continue reading

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Polifilm Blog @ The British School at Rome – The Good Story I Couldn’t Share

This Entry was written about three weeks ago but I was not able to share it for reasons that will soon become apparent: I am alone. Such a great story and no one to tell it to. I had finished … Continue reading

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Cheap Hack for Moving Timelapse

Here is a first shot at me making a moving timelapse of the British School’s courtyard with my new egg timer arrangement (see picture below).     This is what this clever little hack looks like, ordered an egg timer … Continue reading

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Polifilm Blog @ The British School at Rome – Problems Equals Opportunity

Things started nicely enough: My wife and kids arrived to visit bringing me no end of joy and distracting me a bit from the initial weeks of full-on work! However things did not grind to a halt as I’ve tried … Continue reading

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Polifilm Blog @ The British School at Rome – Roman Riots

I will not make a habit of writing special edition blog posts but my experiences at the demonstration yesterday left me with much to say and few people to say it to. Here is a rough assembly of footage from … Continue reading

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Polifilm Blog @ The British School at Rome – Week #1

So here we go: putting aside my natural dislike of blogs, which I often rate as glorified public diaries with very little to offer their readers, I’ve decided to write a brief weekly account of my time as a resident … Continue reading

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Blackburn Kids complete doco on Susan Boyle as part of Polifilm workshop

So proud of the kids who took part in the Polifilm workshop in the former mining village of Blackburn, West Lothian over the past three months. We had our highs and lows but in the end they really got into … Continue reading

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Radiostan @Decagram1.2

Had an amazing night with great Q&A at Edinburgh’s latest Decagram event. Radiostan went down well with the audience getting involved and asking questions. Decagram holds monthly events with films music and visual art, it is definitely a night out … Continue reading

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Finding Josephine will be 3rd Polifilm short at London Short Film Festival

Finding Josephine is due to screen at London Short Film Festival January 13th 2014 at 1830 in Cine Lumiere. We’re super-pleased to be recognised yet again by this vibrant and eclectic festival in its 11th year. Details about screening.  

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Livingston Lives Premiere Announced

      The screening of Livingston Lives will take place on Thursday 6th of March 2014 at at the Howden Park Centre (Livingston -EH54 5AE). Doors open at 16:30 and the film should screen before 17:30.

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Latest Finding Josephine Festival News

Finding Josephine is quietly making its way round festivals… 9th Children’s India International Film Festival – Bangaluru 2013 DOKUFEST Kosovo 2013 Erasmus Huis International Documentary Film Festival, Jakarta 2013 Festival Film Dokumenter Yogyakarta 2013 Unfortunately I often seem to find … Continue reading

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Another One Bites the Dust

Livingston Lives, Polifilm’s latest documentary labour of love is now complete. Commissioned by West Lothian Council with the support of Heritage Scotland this little film celebrates 50 years of Livingston New Town. Livingson was built from scratch in the 1960s … Continue reading

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Finding Josephine at Take One Action

I’m so proud to have presented Finding Josephine at Take One Action, literally one of my favourite film festivals! Screening in both edinburgh and Glasgow this festival really focuses on thought-provoking, world-changing films. No wonder we are so flattered… Take … Continue reading

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Polifilm Selected for Document24

Tomás Sheridan has been awarded a Document 24 residency by Creative Scotland in collaboration with  The British School at Rome to offer Scottish-based filmmakers the opportunity to work for three months on a project (a documentary in my case) based … Continue reading

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Docma 13 Film Lab @Lagofilmfest total success!

I’m so pleased that the workshop at Lago Film Festival with its strict 10 rules of Docma13 resulted in such a cool little film:

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Tomás Sheridan’s “Retrospective” at Lago Film Festival

Carlo Migotto assured me that his “retrospective” of my work did not imply I was old or he secretly desired I were dead. However the screening of Archive of Dreams, Radiostan and Finding Josephine at Lago Film Festival was a … Continue reading

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Finding Josephine to screen at Children’s Film Fest in India

9th Children’s India International Film Festival has selected Finding Josephine for this year’s edition. I’m so pleased that this wee short which is centered on children, on how they see their world and on how they are going to change … Continue reading

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Radiostan to be part of BFI’s permanent factual collection

We’re honored to announce that Radiostan, after screening at 24 festivals over 2 years, winning prizes and special mentions, being acquired by Canal+ and distributed by Future Shorts has been invited to be part of the permanent factual collection in … Continue reading

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Polifilm becomes Cirque du Soleil Casting Partner for Europe

Don’t ask me how but after 3 years of auditions coordinated in the UK for Cirque du Soleil we are now official Casting Partners for Europe which means that in the years to come we’ll have the pleasure of attending, … Continue reading

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Finding Josephine starts its Festival Journeying

Ok, we’ve been a bit lax with bigging-up Finding Josephine’s successes. Whie we weren’t looking (or rather we were busy with our day-to-day lives Finding Josephine got into various festivals and in some cases has already screened at them: DOXA … Continue reading

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First Uni teaching experience was amazing!!!

April 2013 saw me teaching Documentary film-making in a University in the border town of Gorizia in Notrth-Eastern Italy to some very bright and motivate students who unfortunately are stuck in a loop of theoretical classes without many opportunities to … Continue reading

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FINDING JOSEPHINE ROCKING YOUTUBE

#findingjosephine reaches 50,000 views on Youtube!!!

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#findingjosephine gone viral!

FINDING JOSEPHINE is now online as part of Why Poverty’s launch. I’m very proud of this little documentary about a big subject. Please share and tweet #findingjosephine #whypoverty.

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Radiostan to Screen @TenderPixel London Art Gallery

Radiostan is still getting picked up 2 whole years since it was made! This crazy little short, shot and edited over km3,500 in 4 weeks in Central Asia and Russia and costing £500 never ceases to surprise me… This time … Continue reading

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