G E N E R A L  

"Screen Stars of Tomorrow 2019: Claire Oakley" SCREEN DAILY [article]

"Creative England 'innovators' list 2018" SCREEN DAILY [article]

"Emily Morgan will be developing work with Claire Oakley: BFI reveals 2016 Vision AwardsSCREEN DAILY [article]

M A K E   U P  [feature, 2020]



"Claire Oakley’s mazy coming-of-age psychodrama is gorgeous and inventive." SIGHT + SOUND [review]

"Claire Oakley’s arresting debut premieres in the LFF’s Sutherland competition." SCREEN DAILY [review]

"Curzon, BBC strike UK deal on Claire Oakley’s LFF premiere ‘Make Up’" SCREEN DAILY [article]

"Cannes buyers showcase Great 8 unveils 2019 selection." SCREEN DAILY [article]

"First look at Molly Windsor in iFeature 'Make Up"  SCREEN DAILY [article]

"iFeatures greenlights three featuresSCREEN DAILY [article]

P U M E Z A : T U N I N G  I N  [short doc, 2016]

"I found it inspiring, pure and true"  GUILLERMO DEL TORO, TWITTER

"A delicately shot short documentary"  VISION TIMES [article]


T R A C K S  [short, 2014]

BEST DIRECTOR, Underwire Film Festival, 2014 - WINNER


SHORT FILM PRIZE, Shuffle Film Festival, 2015 - NOMINATED

BEST FEMALE DIRECTOR, London Short Film Festival, 2015 - SPECIAL MENTION


"A very accomplished piece of filmmaking, showing vision, humanity and originality." UNDERWIRE FILM FESTIVAL JURY, 2014

"A strong, beautiful and warming story, that cleverly uses landscape as character."  LONDON SHORT FILM FESTIVAL JURY, 2015

"A poetic and pensive pieceTHOMAS HUMPHREY, CINEUROPA [review]

"Claire Oakley has returned to the director's chair with her brand new short film Tracks, which saw her pick up the Best Director at the Underwire Festival." FEMALE FIRST [interview - Dec 2014]

"We talk with Claire Oakley about her latest two directorial outings, Tracks and James" HUNGRY EYE [interview - Sept 2014]

"Catching up with Underwire Alumni: Claire Oakley" UNDERWIRE FILM FESTIVAL [interview - July 2017]

"Dazed finds out the challenges of Collabor8ting on short films made for the big screen" DAZED [interview - Jan 2014]

"Claire Oakley one year on from winning Best Director at Underwire 2014" DIRECTORS UK [interview - Aug 2015]

"Commissioned Collabor8te writer Claire Oakley speaks about her project, 'Tracks'." COLLABOR8TE [video interview - July 2013]

J A M E S  [short, 2014]


BEST COMPOSER, Underwire Film Festival, 2014 - WINNER


"James wins Education Resources Award, 2017" ASSOCIATION FOR SCIENCE EDUCATION [article]

"We talk with Claire Oakley about her latest two directorial outings, Tracks and James" HUNGRY EYE [interview - Sept 2014]

"Entretien avec Felix Levinson, auteur et Claire Oakley, réalisatrice" LE POULAILLER [interview - Sept 2014]

P H Y S I C S  [short, 2012]                                                                                        

BEST FILM, Best of Boroughs, 2012 - WINNER

BIFA Longlist, 2012

"Physics is a beautifully filmed narrative by a director who has a great visual sense. A film that playfully explores interesting themes, backed up by natural and winning performances."  BEST OF BOROUGHS JURY, 2012

"Oakley’s Physics is the real stand-out, a sublime short that’s perfectly suited to its format."  BEN FOWLER, LONDONIST [review]

"The outwardly tough but emotionally vulnerable young leads enliven this beautiful tragi-comedy." DYLAN CAVE, BFI BLOG [review]

"Physics stole the screening for me, a well rounded and emotive short by Claire Oakley." SHORT SIGHTED CINEMA [review]

"The young actresses are excellent, though it is Claire’s visual flourishes that linger long after the credits have rolled.SIMRAN HANS, FILM4 [review]

"Claire Oakley talks about her award winning short Physics starring Matt King from Peepshow/Starlings." FILMMAKING REVIEW [podcast]

B E A U T I F U L   E N O U G H  [short, 2010] 

BEST PERSONAL NARRATIVE, Amsterdam Film Festival, 2011 - WINNER


"Beautifully composed, yet sinister and dark. Beautiful Enough is a haunting but gorgeously shot filmDIRECTOR'S NOTES [review]

"Claire Oakley talking about her first short film, Beautiful Enough" HUNGER MAGAZINE [interview - Jan 2014]