BFI Southbank - April 2016

ICO Screening Days - March 2017

We’re delighted to be back in the BFI Southbank for our flagship event from 11 – 13 March 2017.

We’ll be taking over NFT1, 2 and 3 and screening the best independent cinema set for release from April to June 2017, so you can pack your programme with great discoveries to entice new audiences and thrill existing ones.

We’ll also be running workshops and networking sessions designed to give you practical tips and skills to aid your programming and marketing.

If you haven’t been before, here’s what past attendees say about ICO Screening Days:

"Being able to watch the films before taking a plunge and booking them ... allows us to gain confidence in our programming ability and have better knowledge to share with our audience."

"We love the ICO Screening Days! For programming, for marketing, for networking. And they’re so well organised. Thank you."

The ICO's acclaimed, flagship training course Cultural Cinema Exhibition 2017 is running alongside Screening Days and as part of the course, trainees will receive a free pass to Screening Days. Read more about CCE here.


Sat 11 Mar 2017 to Mon 13 Mar 2017
BFI Southbank


The film programme is now finalised. See all titles here.

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


Registration has now closed.


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

ICO Screening Days is an industry event for people who work or volunteer in the film exhibition sector.  Your request for passes will be sent to the ICO for approval, you will then be sent an email with a link to pay for your pass(es) through the WorldPay secure banking site.  Once you've received your confirmation email, you’ll have five days to pay.  Please note that we have a limit of five attendees per organisation and that passes are non-transferable.

A full refund is available for cancellations up to Friday 3rd March 2017.

If you have any problems booking your pass(es) online email or telephone 0207 636 7120.

Discounts and funded passes

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

BFI Neighbourhood Cinema is funding 10 passes for recipients of support from the Touring Fund and the Equipment Fund.

Passes are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis and are limited to one per organisation. You will need your BFINC number to book passes; this can be found on the top right-hand side of your profile page on These passes are now only available for Monday attendance.

For further information on BFI Neighbourhood Cinema email


A number of the Film Hubs are offering bursaries towards fees, travel and accommodation for their members to attend Screening Days. Please find details at the links below. 

Film Hub North is unable to offer bursaries this time but can underwrite the costs of individual passes, with priority given to FHN members who have not attended Screening Days before. If you’re keen to take up this offer, please email to register your interest at the time of booking.

Find out more

Further information about the event will be uploaded to this section of the website. Check out our frequently asked questions or for any other queries please call 0207 636 7120 or email

Terms and conditions

ICO Screening Days is an industry event open to people working or volunteering in an organisation whose primary purpose is the exhibition of films to the public. As all of the films that are being shown at the event are pre-release titles there is a press embargo on the event, which includes social networking sites and film forums.

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

Screening Days delegate

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