Film Oxford at Modern Art Oxford: 1st – 20th December 2015

We are pleased to announce a three week residency at Modern Art Oxford as part of their Film Studio project. Running throughout each day we will be presenting a rolling screening programme of films drawn from our archive which will include drama, documentary, dance and experimental, giving you an opportunity to see a raft of film made in Oxford from the 1980’s through to present day. A rolling loop will be projected in the education room, offering an eclectic mix of programming to suit all tastes. In addition there will be individual screens where you will be able to select genre and titles.

In addition to the screening programme we will be holding events and activities showcasing Film Oxford projects.

All screenings and events are open to the public and are free.


MAO Gallery Opening Times: 

Tuesday – Saturday: 11 am – 6 pm

Sunday: 12 pm – 5 pm

(Note: special evening events listed below)

Venue: 30 Pembroke St, Oxford OX1 1BP

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Film Oxford Programme:


Open Screen.          Thursday December – 3rd 7.30pm – 9.30pm. Free

Open Screen is a friendly networking group that meets on the first Thursday of the month, to watch and discuss short films. We welcome filmmakers of any level from novice to professional wanting to watch or show and discuss your work. It can be drama, documentary, finished or unfinished.

For our Modern Art Oxford event we will be selecting a programme of films that reflect the talent and diversity of the local filmmaking community.

For further information about Open Screen visit


Shadowlight Artists.           Friday December 4th – 1.00pm – 3.00pm. Free

The Shadowlight Artists are an independent group of digital artists with learning disabilities based in Oxfordshire, and supported by Film Oxford. The group has exhibited work in major galleries, broadcast on TV, and presented films at the National Film Theatre, London, and festivals around the world. Shadowlight Artists will be screening a retrospective of work alongside the premiere of their new experimental film Dreamsville.

For further information about Shadowlight Artists visit


Digital Youth.            Saturday December 5th – 11.30am – 4.00pm. Free

The DIGITAL YOUTH is for 14 – 19 year olds wanting to explore the latest creative digital technologies and get you involved in some ground breaking productions and projects. At Film Oxford we look to bring the most passionate young film and digital creators together to explore, develop and create amazing new work for screen, web and performance.

For the Film Studio project we will be offering free workshops giving you a chance to learn how to VJ (video jockey) like a professional, try out the latest software and create an electric environment using computers and projectors. Visitors will also be able see some of the exciting films made by the Digital Youth group.

For further information about the Digital Youth Group visit


X-10 presents Power in the Land.           Sunday December 6th – 2.00pm – 5.30pm. Free

Power in the Land brings together a dynamic and diverse group of ten artists to explore issues of nuclear energy and the land. Themed around the Wylfa nuclear power station, Wales’ last nuclear plant and the world’s last Magnox reactor, the project is presented to coincide with the shutdown of the plant in December 2015.

The evening will include presentations by artists from the X-10 group, and will preview work from their forthcoming 2016-17 touring exhibition.

Speakers at the event will include Ele Carpenter, Lecturer in Curating at Goldsmiths, and Chris Warwick, Communications Manager at the Culham Science, and reflect on Oxfordshire’s position as the spiritual home of Britain’s nuclear industry, from its birth at Harwell to the ongoing nuclear fusion research at Culham.


Digital Creatives – Visual FX with Ken Turner   December 17th – 7.30pm – 9.30pm. Free

Ken Turner works with spaceships, aliens, angels, falling bombs, helicopters crashing into skyscrapers; all without anyone being hurt in the making of the film. An illustrator at heart Ken has spent the last 15 years leading teams in animation and visual effects mainly for drama on the BBC but also for computer games. His most recent success was creating composite scenes for the BBC production Poldark. He will demonstrate how he uses 3d elements created in 3d software and 2d elements created in Photoshop to create convincing scenes from the 17th Century to sci-fi futures.

For further information about the Digital Creatives visit


Modern Art Oxford – Film Studio

Film Studio is a programme for telling stories of Oxford through creative film making. This collaborative project brings together community groups, schools, artists and film makers in exhibitions, workshops, events and screenings.

This project offers people a chance to find out more about the components of film making, from directing to set building. It is also a platform to share stories, knowledge and ideas.

Local groups and organisations have been invited to use the Project Space at Modern Art Oxford to present their work and offer visitors hands on, practical experiences. There will be screenings of films from the British Free Cinema archive, workshops on soundtracks and set building, as well as talks and screenings by film makers.

From ground breaking documentary film making in the 1950s to today’s creative young musicians and film makers. Film Studio continues Modern Art Oxford’s long history of experimental and collaborative projects with local people.

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    BFI Film Academy UK Network
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