Independent Cinema Office

The national organisation for the development and support of independent film exhibition in the UK. We exist to bring a wider range of films to a wider range of audiences. Our primary aims are to:

  • Promote diversity in exhibition content, audience and location.
  • Develop a culturally-led approach to an economically sustainable independent exhibition sector.
  • Provide access to industry leading exhibitor training.

Our main activities are:

  • Film booking and programming for cinemas
  • Training and events for cinemas, festivals and film society staff
  • Distribution of films that would not otherwise find an audience
  • Consultancy and providing advice
  • Developing audiences for world cinema and artists’ film

ICO recommends this month

Classic Film

The Boy with the Green Hair

Artists' Film

Latifah and Himli's Nomadic Uncle

Short Film

One Day a Man Bought a House

ICO Artists' Moving Image Network

Find out about our innovative pilot scheme designed to help venues build a community around artists' film... Read more >

BAFTA Shorts 2015

We're releasing the BAFTA-nominated shorts for the third year running - a superb programme of live-action and animated shorts, available to book from March 2015. Read more>

Screening Days Scotland

More films confirmed for our upcoming Screening Days Scotland over 17th & 18th February 2015 - including Clouds of Sils Maria, Dreamcatcher & The New Girlfriend...  Read more>

Technical Skills for Digital Exhibition

Our Technical Skills for Digital Exhibition, the first ever programme of its kind, provides bespoke technical advice and assistance for independent exhibitors across the UK. Read more>

Available for booking

Box of Delights 1 & 2

Two compilations of award-winning shorts for children featuring a dazzling array of animation.

Cinema of the month

The Odyssey

A triumphantly restored art deco cinema on the site of the former Odeon in
St. Albans.

Cinemas in the UK

Click the map to get a list of independent exhibitors in your area.

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Independent Cinema Office

3rd Floor, Kenilworth House, 79-80 Margaret Street, London W1W 8TA
T: 020 7636 7120 F: 020 7636 7121 E:

Registered in England and Wales. Company 5369193.
ICO is a registered charity No. 1109053