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08/02/19 Acts Of Quiet Resistance
08/02/19 Acts Of Quiet Resistance

New film coming soon!!! Watch this space.

01/11/18 Social Art Summit
01/11/18 Social Art Summit

We’ve been invited to curate the film strand of work for the forthcoming Social Art Summit in Sheffield, which is super exciting. Over two-days artists from around the country will come together to share practice, showcase work and explore what it means to be making art through social engagement right now. Artists, activists, community groups, […]

05/04/17 Screening Event
05/04/17 Screening Event

#2: Fight Absurdity With Absurdity And Lies With Truth The second event in a series of roughly quarterly Out/Side/Film screening events throughout 2017 showing submitted and selected short documentary, experimental film, artists’ moving image, found footage and oddities from all over the world. The films this time have been selected to respond indirectly and occasionally […]

05/04/2017 Flatpack Film Festival
05/04/2017 Flatpack Film Festival

Really happy to have two films – ‘The Cut’ and ‘Sketches Of Brunei c.1978’ featured in Flatpack Festival’s programme in Birmingham this year. The Cut is featuring as part of the Gongoozling canal programme and Sketches… is being given a live soundtrack by the excellent electronic composer and instrument builder George Rogers. Exciting! Sketches of […]

05/01/2017 Submission Opportunity
05/01/2017 Submission Opportunity

Out/Side/Film – www.outsidefilm.org.uk – is beginning the New Year with a new idea. We are looking for short documentary, experimental film, artists’ moving image, found footage and oddities to be screened  at roughly quarterly events throughout 2017. Submissions are invited on any subject or format whatsoever but we are particularly interested in films that in […]

10/8/15 From Misery to Happiness: On the History of Social Housing and Land Settlement
10/8/15 From Misery to Happiness: On the History of Social Housing and Land Settlement

Pleased to announce a screening of ‘Settlers In England’ as part of this programme at the Prinzessinnengarten urban growing project in Berlin on 10/8/15.

27/7/15 The Cut!
27/7/15 The Cut!

Exactly one year ago on July 28th 2014, Ian Nesbitt set out with avant-folk collective Dead Rat Orchestra as they embarked from London Canal Museum, bound for Bristol on the canals and waterways on Southern England. ‘The Cut’ is a film made up of a series of daily entries that reflect that idiosyncratic journey. The […]

12/6/15 A Model Community premiere screening
12/6/15 A Model Community premiere screening

‘A Model Community’ will have it’s first screening in New Bolsover on Saturday 13th June. It is a new film by Ian Nesbitt in collaboration with Friends Of New Bolsover, the newly formed residents’ association. It is the third in a triptych of films exploring peripheral social histories in the Bolsover area. The 200 houses […]

25/3/15 OPERA
25/3/15 OPERA

OPERA (Open Public Experimental Residential Activity) is a project by Studio Polpo exploring collective forms of living. It uses the freedom and stealth afforded to performance to introduce temporary and sociable residential uses into city centre locations. Out/Side/Film has been commissioned by Studio Polpo to make a film about the project for the ‘Housing – […]

12/2/15 New Film ‘Settlers In England’
12/2/15 New Film 'Settlers In England'

‘Settlers in England’ is a forthcoming film by artist­filmmaker Ian Nesbitt about the Oxcroft Land Settlement near Bolsover, high on a hill in the North­East corner of Derbyshire. Between 1934 and 1939, the Land Settlement Association (LSA) established 1,100 smallholdings within 26 settlements across the country, the objective of which was to re-settle unemployed workers […]

27/7/14 Dead Rat Orchestra tour film
27/7/14 Dead Rat Orchestra tour film

Tomorrow Ian Nesbitt will be setting off on an(other) unusual journey, camera in hand and microphone balanced on shoulder or something, probably. He will be travelling with the Dead Rat Orchestra, who will undertake a unique tour across the canals and waterways of Southern England. Through August 2014 the DRO will chart these inland waters, […]

21/7/14 Open Kitchen Social Club launch
21/7/14 Open Kitchen Social Club launch

Open Kitchen Social Club is a new venture for us in that it has nothing to do with film! Well not yet anyway, though there may well be                                                               film/media projects that come out of it. At it’s inception (now) it is a weekly community event, the focus of which is to provide food, support, and […]

2/7/14 New Commission
2/7/14 New Commission

Very pleased to announce that filming has started on 2 new commissions for Junction Arts. Junction Arts commissioned ‘Underground Music’ in 2012 and there will now be 2 more films by Ian Nesbitt completed this year. The two films can be understood as a diptych and will focus on historical experimental communities in the Bolsover […]

6/6/14 ‘Taking The Michael’ at Glastonbury Festival
6/6/14 'Taking The Michael' at Glastonbury Festival

Very pleased to announce that ‘Taking the Michael’ will be returning to it’s spiritual home in the South West again for another screening in the wonderful Groovy Movie solar-powered cinema tent at Glastonbury Festival. It was shown to a full tent last year during the only rainshower of the festival which bizarrely lasted almost exactly […]

20/4/14 ‘Uncertain Ground’ U.S screening
20/4/14 'Uncertain Ground' U.S screening

‘Uncertain Ground’, a brand new short film by Ian Nesbitt, only finished in March, has been selected for screening by Milwaukee Underground Film Festival. The film documents life and community in an unnamed floating village on Gaya Island, off the coast of Malay Borneo. the village is not recognised by the Malaysian government and does […]

17/02/14 Working on something new!
17/02/14 Working on something new!

We’ve begun work on a new project, working with travelling horseman, musician and tinsmith Michael and his gypsy cob Tarateeno. We met Michael during the filming of ‘Taking The Michael’ and the project has been bubbling slowly over the last 2 years. Filmmaker Ian Nesbitt will be following Michael over the course of 2014, meeting […]

27/9/13 ‘Underground Music’ at Sensoria Festival
27/9/13 'Underground Music' at Sensoria Festival

We’ve been invited to curate an event on Friday 28th Sept as part of Sensoria Festival. You can read an interview about the project with director Ian Nesbitt for Sheffield blog Our Favourite Places here. As well as inviting Creswell Colliery Band over for a gig, and showing ‘Underground Music’ the film Ian Nesbitt collaboratively […]

10/6/13 ‘Taking the Michael’ at Sheffield Doc/Fest
10/6/13 'Taking the Michael' at Sheffield Doc/Fest

We’re very happy to announce that ‘Taking The Michael’ has been selected for the Sheffield Doc/Fest Videotheque 2013. The festival is on from tomorrow but unfortunately it’s only available for viewing in the delegate only section so you’ll have to buy a delegate’s pass for £250 or, ahem, buy a DVD from us.

23/3/13 The Gathering blog goes live
23/3/13 The Gathering blog goes live

image courtesy of Laura Page Photography We had a blog launch/St Patricks/end of project celebration for the Gathering yesterday. It went brilliantly, loads of familiar faces and a few we hadn’t seen before coming out of the woodwork. The most amazing John Dowling and the Shamrock Band gave us a few numbers and there was […]

22/3/13 DVDs available
22/3/13 DVDs available

At last! We’ve got round to producing some DVDs of ‘Taking The Michael’. It’s been a while but they are now available at the price of £12.99 with free copy of ‘Arise, You Gallant Sweeneys!’ for good (temporary) measure!!!! Here’s the trailer

17/1/13 The Gathering
17/1/13 The Gathering

Since October we’ve been quietly working away collaborating with Sheffield’s older Irish community, meeting every other week with a group at St Vincents Catholic Mens Society on Solly St. We’ve been supporting the group to get together, share food, songs ,stories, music, and anything else anyone wants to bring along. We’re going to start filming […]

7/1/13 Out/Side/Film collaborator Don in the Guardian
7/1/13 Out/Side/Film collaborator Don in the Guardian

image courtesy of Laura Page Photography Don Coging, who we’ve been working with for some time, lives in homeless accommodation in Nottingham. He is a 67 year old man. He’s travelled and lived all over the world working as a banjo player and gardener for the last 30 years or so. We met him in […]

17/10/12 ‘Arise, You Gallant Sweeneys!’ on TV
17/10/12 'Arise, You Gallant Sweeneys!' on TV

‘Arise, You Gallant Sweeneys!’ is being aired on TG4 Irish television 8.30 pm tonight 17th December. The film documents a road trip made in late summer 2008 by an unusual and memorable band of travellers. At its core lie the experiences of a group of Irish working men who travelled to the UK as very […]

26/11/12 ‘Underground Music’
26/11/12 'Underground Music'

We’ve been working on a commission for Junction Arts in North Derbyshire the last couple of months. The resulting film ‘Underground Music’, made in collaboration with Creswell Colliery band, will be shown at Creswell Miners’ Welfare on Wednesday 28th Nov 7-9pm. All welcome! ‘Underground Music’ is a short documentary about the past, present and future […]