QUAD, Derby

ICO National Screening Days – November 2014

Come to ICO National Screening Days, the industry screenings event for people who work or volunteer in independent cinemas, mixed arts venues, film festivals and film societies!

Choose from a programme of preview films, showing back-to-back over three days at QUAD, Derby on Sat 1, Sun 2 and Mon 3 November.  Screenings start between 9am-10am each morning and finish between 5pm-6pm each evening.

The film programme showcases key upcoming art-house and independent titles, scheduled for theatrical release between November 2014 - March 2015.

Watch films before their release date, to inform your programming and marketing plans for the upcoming months.  Meet and network with fellow colleagues and gain advice from the industry experts on hand throughout the event.


Registration for the event is now closed

To see if there are any places remaining, please email beckyc@independentcinemaoffice.org.uk


One-day pass: £25

Two-day pass: £44

Three-day pass: £60


Sat 1 Nov 2014 to Mon 3 Nov 2014
QUAD, Derby

As ICO Screening Days is an industry event for people working or volunteering in the film exhibition sector, your booking request will be sent to the ICO for approval.  Once your request has been approved you will be sent a confirmation email, and if applicable a link to pay for your pass(es) through the WorldPay secure banking site.

A full refund is available for cancellations up to Friday 24 October 2014.


Full-time students 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 20 funded places at ICO Screening Days for BFI Neighbourhood Cinemas to attend free of charge.  The passes are for community cinemas or film societies that have a profile on the BFI Neighbourhood Cinema website.  Passes will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, and are limited to one per organisation.  You will need your BFINC number to book this pass, which is on the top right hand side of your profile page on http://neighbourhoodcinema.org.uk. For further information on BFI Neighbourhood Cinema email contact@neighbourhoodcinema.org.uk

Pre-order lunch option

A buffet lunch is available to pre-order when purchasing your pass for the event; this will be served in the delegate area. The buffet is £7.00 and will consist of: sandwiches, soup, nachos and dips, classic salads and a drink. If you prefer, you can purchase lunch from the QUAD Café bar on the day, but please bear in mind this is a public space and is often busy during lunchtime.


A number of Film Hubs offer bursaries for fees, travel and accommodation for members to attend industry events.  For further details please see your relevant Hub’s website:

Film Hub Central East is offering bursaries to Hub members to attend

Film Hub North

Film Hub North West Central are offering bursaries of up to 80% of all costs to attend ICO Screening Days

Film Hub Scotland

Film Hub South East

Film Hub South West & West Midlands

Film Hub Wales


Please see the Films page.

Networking/training activities

There will be a drinks reception on Saturday evening, where you can meet new industry peers and catch up on the day’s viewing.  On Sunday evening there will be a Neighbourhood Cinema training session. Details of the programme and how to sign up for this session are available from our Training section.

Find out more

Further information about the event will be uploaded to this section of the website, or for any queries please call 0207 079 0473 or email beckyc@independentcinemaoffice.org.uk.

Terms and conditions

ICO National 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

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