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

All the President's Men

Artists' Film

Vivian's Garden

Short Film

Powers of Ten

Check out the final films line-up for Screening Days!

We've got a fantastic list of films for our summer event at Phoenix, Leicester next weekend including Patti Cake$ God's Own Country, A Ghost Story and MORE! See all films>

Time to go to the seaside!

Travel around Britain's gorgeous, varied coast throughout the 20th century with our new, nostalgic collection of rare archive shorts. Read more>

La Strada - back in UK cinemas this May!

60 years since it won the inaugural Oscar for Best Foreign Film, revisit Fellini's masterpiece La Strada - now available to book in a new 2K digital restoration. Read more>

BAFTA Debuts - now available to book!

Celebrate the exceptional work of British directors who won the BAFTA Award for Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer with our new, bespoke tour. Read more>

Available for booking

Mulholland Drive

David Lynch's masterpiece - now available in a new digital restoration

Exhibitor of the month

Club des Femmes

Celebrating 10 years of the inclusive, creative, queer feminist collective

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