Can’t get to weekly exhibitor screenings in London?  Want to watch films before booking them into your programme?

Come to ICO Screening Days, the industry screenings event for programming, marketing and education staff of cinemas, film festivals, and film societies.

Choose from a programme of 25 preview films, showing back-to-back over three days at the BFI Southbank on Saturday 5th, Sunday 6th and Monday 7th April.  Screenings start between 9am-10am each morning and finish between 5pm-6pm each evening.

The film programme is chosen from a range of UK film distributors, and showcases key upcoming art-house and independent titles, scheduled for theatrical release in April - July.

View films to help you plan your programme, network with fellow colleagues and gain advice from industry experts. 

Networking/training activities


Sat 5 Apr 2014 to Mon 7 Apr 2014
BFI Southbank

There will be a drinks reception on Saturday evening, which has kindly been sponsored by Filmbank, where you can meet new industry peers and catch up on the day’s viewing.  On Sunday evening there will be a new Neighbourhood session looking at advances in technology, and fresh ideas for sustainability.  Details of how to sign up for this session will be emailed to delegates closer to the event.


Registration for Screening Days is now closed.  If you would still like to attend please contact Sarah Rutterford to see if there are any places available.  Please note Saturday and Sunday are completely full.


One-day pass: £25
Two-day pass: £44
Three-day pass: £60


Full-time students can receive a 50% discount on passes. 

Organisations bringing five delegates receive a sixth pass free (to the same value of the most purchased pass).

There are bursaries available from some of the newly established BFI Film Hub Lead Organisations for the event. Click here for details.

ICO Screening Days is an industry event which is open to people that work or volunteer in the film exhibition sector.

A full refund is available for cancellations up to Friday 28 March 2014.


The final line-up of films has now been confirmed, please see the Films page.

When selecting films for the ICO Screening Days, we strive to secure a range of forthcoming releases, to provide a diverse and interesting programme that will engage programmers from across the sector.

Please note we reserve the right to alter or cancel screenings.

Places to stay

A list of nearby hotels can be found by clicking on the above tab ‘Places to stay’.

Find out more

Further information about the event will be uploaded to this section of the website, or for any queries please call 020 7636 7120 or email

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“Excellent range of films, really helps in choosing what we'll screen.”

Screening Days delegate

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