BFI Southbank

ICO Spring Screening Days 2016

If you want to see films that could make your programme stand out and bring in new audiences, our Spring Screening Days is the perfect event. Showing films from April to August 2016, this industry event is for anyone in programming, marketing and education staff of cinemas, film festivals and film societies.

Once again returning to the BFI Southbank, our flagship event will give you first-hand knowledge of upcoming film releases so you can select, market and get audiences in your venue.

Highlighting arthouse and independent titles, you'll also get to meet and exchange ideas and best practice with peers, exhibitor organisations and distributors.


Registration for the event is now closed, please email if you have any queries.


One-day pass: £25

Two-day pass: £44

Three-day pass: £60


Sat 9 Apr 2016 to Mon 11 Apr 2016
BFI Southbank, London

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.

The deadline for registration is Sunday 20th March 2016.  Please note there is limited capacity at the venue, and last year’s event sold out, so book early to avoid disappointment.

A full refund is available for cancellations up to Friday 1st April 2016.

If you have any problems booking your pass(es) online please 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 Pilot Fund for Touring Cinema Initiatives and the Equipment Fund.

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 passes; this can be found on the top right-hand side of your profile page on

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.  For details of the bursaries and how to apply please see below:


Details of the films showing in the programme will be announced here and on @ICOtweets as soon as they’re confirmed.

The final schedule will be emailed to delegates closer to the event.

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

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

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