Update your knowledge, gain inspiration and meet colleagues - return to work with new skills, fresh ideas, renewed confidence and a new network!  

ICO training courses provide staff of independent cinemas, film festivals and film societies access to industry leading best-practice exhibitor training. Since 2003, we have trained over 1,200 people from more than 900 organisations in 33 countries.

We run courses around the UK and internationally on audience development, strategic income building, digital marketing, management skills and much more. In addition to our open courses we also offer bespoke tailored events for organisations and individual one-to-one sessions.  
Wherever possible, we secure funding to keep the course fees low and to offer travel and accommodation bursaries.

In 2014 we became the BFI’s National Partner on exhibitor training for the new FAN network. In addition to our current portfolio of training programmes we will be developing new initiatives for this framework.

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"Broadening horizons and seeing the world differently is - or ought to be - in the remit of film. Which makes ICO culturally significant and to be applauded."

The 2010 Guardian Film Power 100

Independent Cinema Office

3rd Floor, Kenilworth House, 79-80 Margaret Street, London W1W 8TA
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Registered in England and Wales. Company 5369193.
ICO is a registered charity No. 1109053