Film Oxford receives funding!

7 May 2024


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In March, we were delighted to have awarded funding to one of our selected charities from our Autumn 2023 funding round, Film Oxford. Representatives from our Foundation, Bernice Flack and Gabriel Cusato, met with Film Oxford during their ‘Twist and Shout’ Heritage lottery funded programme to meet with some of the participants involved. Geron Swann, Centre Director of Film Oxford and Aimee Winkfield, who handles Communication and Engagement at Rose Hill Junior Youth Club, kindly showed us around the space and gave us insight into the project we are funding.

Our funding will support the running of the Rose Hill Film Club, which is a collaborative project between Film Oxford and the Rose Hill Junior Youth Club to work with 12 young people from Rose Hill Estate aged 11 to 25 with learning disabilities alongside a professional filmmaker to produce a short film that promotes youth health and welfare services. The film will focus on what is available locally to young people and will run over 5 days this May half term. This project will give the participants the opportunity to develop their skills and open pathways into further training and other creative careers.

Film Oxford is a film and creative arts charity which has been providing training and activities in the community for over 30 years. The organisation aims to enrich the public’s knowledge of film and digital media and support local filmmakers, artists, digital creators and young people through a programme of training, creative support, networking and exhibition.

Thank you, Film Oxford, for allowing us to visit your space to see you during your ‘Twist and Shout’ programme. We look forward to seeing the film and the impact it will have on the individuals who participated in the making of the film and the local community. You can find more about the organisation and their services here.