Screenwriters @ Film Oxford

Film Oxford has a self-directed Screenwriting Group where members meet weekly to critique each others’ outlines, treatments and scripts.

Perhaps you’re trying to write regularly or get a script finished. A group of fellow writers is a useful resource: somewhere to get feedback and comments, a place to try out ideas, a source of support and encouragement.

 

Eligibility

The group is intended for writers who’ve already done some courses in screenwriting and are familiar with the basics. If you’re a complete beginner you really need to sign up to an introductory course before joining a group like this. For courses at Film Oxford click on Training

Those with a background at Film Oxford will have done the Introduction to Screenwriting Weekend plus the New Screenwriters Workshop. Those coming from OUDCE (Rewley House) will have done the Introduction to Screenwriting or Script-Writing 1. We will also consider people who have done similar introductory courses elsewhere.

 

Activities

Typically, the group will read through a section from a work-in-progress, which is then critiqued. There are about 10 people in the group, so there isn’t enough time for everyone’s writing to be considered – in any given week the focus will be on the work of three or four members.

There is an emphasis on getting the outline/treatment developed to a high standard before work begins on the script itself. The review process is good-natured and supportive, and the outcome really is a better script.

 

Details

The group meets at Cherwell School on Monday evenings, from 7pm till 9.

There is plenty of car-parking, plus tea and coffee facilities.

There is a small sub of around £20 per term to pay for room hire and drinks.

(This independent group is run by volunteers, and supported by Film Oxford).

For more details just send an email to screenwriters@filmoxford.org

 

  • Contact

    54 Catherine St, Oxford, OX4 3AH
    Tel: 01865 792731 Email: office@filmoxford.org

    Registered Charity Number: 1041014
    Film Oxford is supported by Oxford City Council

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  • Supported by

    Oxford City  Council
    BFI Film Academy UK Network
    Arts Council of England