Screening Days

About ICO Screening Days

We strongly believe that the most successful cinemas are those where staff have the opportunity to watch films and feel passionate about them. To this end, the ICO runs national Screening Days events, a staple in the independent cinema calendar giving exhibitors the chance to watch the best upcoming film releases from across the globe and discuss them with industry peers; enabling you to go away and create incredible programmes.

Screening Days comprise intensive preview screenings of features that will be hitting screens in the months ahead. In addition to our main events, we run specialised Screening Days themed around inclusion and diversity; archive film; and cinema for children and young audiences.

Screening Days advisory group

We have created an advisory group to give us external perspectives on Screening Days and help us find ways to renew, improve and open up the events. If you have any comments or ideas you’d like the group to consider, we would love to hear them. Click here for details.

Open calls for curators

We hold paid open calls for curated sessions or film programmes at our three annual specialised Screening Days events, themed around archive film, inclusion and diversity, and young audiences. We are currently seeking pitches for Archive Screening Days (running in early December 2021), see details.

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Being able to see a film makes a huge difference when it comes to programming and for programmers who work in the regions and who can never get to the regular distributor press screenings in London, ICO Screening Days are the most invaluable connection with upcoming releases.

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