Bespoke Training Events

Could your organisation benefit from a day of professional development designed especially for your needs?

In addition to our regular programme of training courses the ICO delivers bespoke events tailored to the needs of individual organisations or groups.

These training events are available both in the UK and internationally, and can cover subjects such as film programming, audience development, marketing, PR and fundraising just to name a few.

We can also lead team building days, offering your staff the chance to take a step back from day-to-day operations, improve cross-departmental understanding and strengthen internal communications.

The bespoke events are led by members of ICO staff, who have internationally recognised specialist knowledge of the UK film exhibition sector and many years’ experience of programming and development. We also have strong relationships with a diverse range of well-known industry contacts who we can call upon to give guest presentations.

All our events are developed through a working culture of transparency and dialogue and the ICO brand is perceived as a byword for trust, integrity and sound critical and commercial judgement.

Some examples of the many bespoke events we have delivered for clients throughout the years: 

  • Northwest Vision and Media – a fundraising workshop for 18 cinemas, festivals, cross arts venues and film societies
  • Film London – training in engaging culturally diverse audiences for 35 of the capital's cinemas and film festivals
  • Europa Cinemas – workshops for European exhibitors on reaching young audiences
  • Chew TV – an introduction to programming for the young people that select the films shown on this web TV channel
  • Production Guild – understanding film exhibition for film producers
  • Babilla Cine – programming and audience development for specialised cinema for Colombian exhibitors, sponsored by UNESCO.C
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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!"

Training participant

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