Associate membership

The ICO has launched a new service to provide independent cinemas in the UK with access to specialist industry intelligence, expert programming support and exclusive networking and staff development opportunities.

Associate members receive:

  • Access to industry intelligence through a dedicated enquiries email, including: rights and print sourcing information; release patterns (print availability, platform launches, windows); distributor prints and advertising (P&A) spends; format information; Virtual Print Fee (VPF) and audio description and caption subtitles availability
  • ICO film festival reports
  • Administration of Europa Cinemas funding application/reporting processes - the ICO currently administers the process for a network of 8 cinemas (10 screens).  Funding from Europa Cinemas ranges from €15,000 for single screens to €45,000 for networks of up to 15 screens
  • Discounts on selected ICO training courses
  • A complimentary pass for all ICO Screening Days events
  • Access to two one-to-one surgery slots each year with a member of the ICO programming team
  • Networking opportunities at ICO client forums
  • Discounted rates for ICO bespoke training or away days devised especially for your venue's staff
  • Priority booking for films and touring programmes released by the ICO
  • Advocacy at a national level


The cost to become an Associate Member is £1,200 per year (payable in installments of £100 per month).

If you would like to discuss the Associate membership scheme further, please contact:

Becky Clarke | 020 7079 0473

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