Refresh your knowledge, gain inspiration and meet like-minded colleagues - return to work with new skills, bright ideas, renewed confidence and a bigger 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 1,750 people from more than 1000 organisations in 53 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 offer travel and accommodation bursaries.

In 2014 we became the BFI’s National Partner on exhibitor training for the FAN network. In addition to our portfolio of training programmes we have developed new initiatives specifically for this framework.

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"Without wishing to sound too gushy I found it really inspiring - I came away with a lot of really useful ideas that we can adapt to our own cinema and a lot more confidence in putting in a wider programme to appeal to a more diverse audience. The day really delivered!"

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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