Archive Of Dreams wins Jim Poole award

Tomás Sheridan's short scoops main prize and audience gong at 9th annual event.

by Amber Wilkinson

Documentary maker Tomás Sheridan did the double at this year's Jim Poole awards.

His 15-minute short film Archive Of Dreams - about the cynical owner of a film collection whose world is turned upside down as a group of local film lovers try to rescue, restore and bring these pieces of cinematic history back to their former glory - won both the jury and audience prizes - totally £1500.

Now in its ninth year, the award - founded by the Cameo Cinema in Edinburgh - has become a key feature of the Scottish filmmaking calendar and now includes major involvement from The Belmont, Aberdeen.

Other films screened as part of this year's selection were: Al Khalib (Dir: Walid Salhab), Daddy (Dir: Stuart Elliott), Hollow Bones (Dir: Candice Purwin), A Guide To Taking a Photo (Dir: Craig Slattery), Island (Matt Palmer), Orphaned (Dir: Mark Rossi), The Finger Trap (Dir: Julia Mclean), Social Circles (Dir: Andrew Cumming).

Next year the 10th awards will coincide with the 60th anniversary of the Cameo Cinema. It is planned to move the event back to April, so short filmmakers should look out for details of how to enter from February onwards.

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