Short Film Courses

Short Film Courses at Film Oxford – the Alternative, Affordable Film School – both online and premises based courses

Our short film courses for adults (18+) are led by award-winning filmmakers, artists and digital creatives at subsidised prices. Learn the technical & creative skills you need to go on to write, create, direct, produce and distribute your own films. 

Covid-19 – From September 2020 we will be offering a limited programme of courses in our building, plus some new online short courses  As time progresses we will be bringing back more of our popular courses that are currently temporarily unavailable, as well as offering further new online courses. Got a question – do email us?

(Click on each course below for full details. Need help choosing? See our Course Guide.)

Beginners' courses

Short courses for beginners held at our Oxford premises (up to 8 participants)

Introduction to Photoshop

Next course: Weekend 19th & 20th September, 10am-4pm - Places available

£128; £115 (early booking discount until 6th September); £99 concessions

Learn the basics of Adobe Photoshop to take your photography to the next level.

Creative VJ – Make music for your eyes!

Next course: Weekend 26th & 27th September 2020, 10am-5pm (Beginner's course) - Places available

£155 full price, £139 (early booking discount until 13th Sept.), £120 concessions

Learn to VJ – create and mix live visuals for dance clubs, festivals, gigs and art projects.

Adobe Premiere Editing

adobe premiere editing at Film Oxford

Next course: Weekend 3rd & 4th October 2020 10am-4.30pm at Film Oxford (Beginner's Course) - Places available

£166, £149 (early booking discount by 20th September), £124 concessions

Learn how to import footage and edit, explore transitions, titling, sound editing and effects on Adobe Premiere.

Introduction to Adobe Lightroom Classic

Next course: Weekend 24th & 25th October 2020, 10am-4pm - Places available

£128, £115 (early booking discount until 11th Oct.), £99 concessions

Learn Adobe Lightroom, which is photo management and non-destructive photo editing software, combined into a single tool.

Online Courses

New online short courses (up to 10 participants)

Introduction to Screenwriting – online course

Introduction to Screenwriting courses at Film Oxford. Introduction to Screenwriting Online is a ten-week interactive beginners’ course for up to 10 participants

Next course: Starts Tuesday 22nd September 2020 7pm-8pm for 10 weeks - last session 24th November - Places available

£120, £108 (early booking discount by 8th September); £86 concessions

Introduction to Screenwriting – online course is a ten week interactive beginners’ course for people planning their first screenplay or wanting to improve their screenwriting skills. It will arm you with the concepts and practices you need to be aware of, before diving in. Runs one hour per week over 10 weeks, for a maximum […] Read more

Introduction to Documentary Filmmaking – online course

andi reiss film oxford documemtary course. Introduction to Documentary Filmmaking - online course

Next course: Starts Monday 14th September 2020 at 7pm. 5 weeks, two sessions per week: Mondays and Thursdays - Places available

£138, £124 (early booking discount by 1st September), £99 concessions.

Introduction to Documentary Filmmaking – online course is designed for a new generation of storytellers. With interactive, step-by step learning, you will find your immersed from session one. It is run over 5 weeks – with two hour-long sessions per week – for a maximum of eight learners. If documentary film is your passion then […] Read more

Intermediate courses

Short Intermediate Courses held at our Oxford premises (up to 8 participants)

Adobe After Effects – Post-Production Video Effects

Next course: Weekend 31st October - 1st November 2020, 10am-5pm - Places available

£165, £149 (early booking discount until 18th Oct.), £124 concessions

Learn Adobe After Effects – leading software solution for creating animation, motion graphics and visual effects.

Tailor-made Courses

Film Oxford runs bespoke courses for organisations, businesses or individuals. If you want us to run a course for you that fits in with your schedule, whether at Film Oxford or your own premises or online, please get in touch. 

Bespoke training for organisations or groups.

Contact Richard Duriez to discuss your needs office@filmoxford.org

Bespoke training for organisations, businesses and individuals.

Temporaily unavailable

Courses that are temporarily unavailable due to covid-19 social distancing regulations. We will restructuring these courses so we can bring them back as soon as possible!

Shooting Video – Our main beginners’ production course

Shooting Video Course - Film Oxford

Next course: TBC - 7 x Tuesday evenings 7-10pm + 2 weekend days - email office@filmoxford.org to express interest

£265 full price, £240 (early booking discount), £200 concessions

Professionals will teach you the essentials of filmmaking, whilst you Shoot and Edit a short film over 8 weeks (33 hours of teaching)

Directing Drama for Film & TV

Directing Drama for Film & TV weekend course with Simon Hook

Next course: TBC - Weekend, 10am-6pm - email office@filmoxford.org to express interest

£166, £149 (early booking discount), £132 concessions

Learn how to be an effective Screen Drama Director with an award-winning director.

3 Day Video Production Course

Next course: TBC - three days, 9.30am-3.30pm - email office@filmoxford.org to express interest

£160; £144 (early booking discount); £125 concessions

Learn how to make a film from start to finish.

Introduction to Digital Video

Next course: TBC - Weekend, 10am-4.30pm - email office@filmoxford.org to express interest

£135 (full price), £122 (early booking discount), £105 (concessions)

A hands-on introduction to digital video cameras and editing for beginners.

Introduction to Screenwriting

Introduction to Screenwriting courses at Film Oxford. Introduction to Screenwriting Online is a ten-week interactive beginners’ course for up to 10 participants

Next course: TBC - Weekend, 10am-4pm - email office @filmoxford.org to express interest

£128, £115 (early booking discount); £99 concessions

The Screenwriting Weekend is an introductory course for people planning their first screenplay or wanting to improve their screenwriting skills.

Lighting Workshop

Film Oxford Lighting Course

Next course: TBC - Sunday, 10am-5pm - email office@filmoxford.org to express interest

£95 full price, £86 (early booking discount), £71 concessions

This Lighting Workshop introduces the principles of using different professional lights, giving you the confidence to deal with diverse lighting situations.

Video Camera Course

Next course: TBC - Saturday, 10am-5pm - email office@filmoxford.org to express interest

£95 full price, £86 (early booking discount), £71 concessions

Video Camera Course at Film Oxford is a one day pro-camera course with TV professional Nick O’Dwyer who also teaches at the National Film & TV School.

DSLR Cinematography (incl. Mirrorless cameras)

Next course: TBC, 10am-5pm - email office@filmoxford.org to express interest

£100, £90 (early booking discount), £75 concessions

Shoot the best footage with DSLR or Mirrorless cameras. One day course with a professional.

Developing Documentaries

andi reiss film oxford documemtary course. Introduction to Documentary Filmmaking - online course

Next course: TBC - Weekend, 10am-4pm - email office @filmoxford.org to express interest

£138, £124 (early booking discount), £104 concessions

Developing Documentaries will give you the tools, techniques and knowledge required to go on to research, develop, schedule and plan your own documentaries.

Stop Motion Animation

Next course: TBC - Weekend, 10am-4pm - email office@filmoxford.org to express interest

£128 (full price); £115 (early booking discount), £98 (concessions)

Learn how to make your own stop motion animation films.

Location Sound Workshop (for Film & TV)

Film Oxford Location Sound Recording weekend course

Next course: TBC - Weekend 10am-5pm - email office@filmoxford.org to express interest

£165, £149 (early booking discount), £132 concessions

Improve your location sound mixing and recording techniques.

New Screenwriters Workshop

Next course: Dates TBC - email office@filmoxford.org to express interest.

£252 full price, £189 concessions

The New Screenwriters Workshop is a bespoke discussion-based workshop giving individual attention to each participant’s project from concept to finished script.

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