- Broadening audiences: young people, deaf and disabled audiences
- Marketing and PR for specialised film
- Careers advice and networking
Take a look at last year's programme.
"Thank you for putting together such a comprehensive course - there really isn't anything else out there of similar quality in the UK and it has been a really invaluable experience for me."
How is the course taught?
This is an intensive one week course comprising talks, practical exercises, networking and film screenings and is taught by a team of engaging experts and inspiring guest speakers working at the forefront of the film industry. Participants also undertake a project in groups, presenting a programming plan on the final day incorporating everything they’ve learnt on the course.
The course leaders are Catharine Des Forges, the ICO's Director, and David Sin, the ICO's Head of Cinemas.
Take a look at previous participants' testimonials.
"The speakers were outstanding. Hearing from industry people with so much experience was incredible and I was blown away by their generosity in sharing."
Fees include lunch and refreshments on the five training days and the costs of any compulsory evening activities.
"The ICO Cultural Cinema Exhibition course was a vital part in my career development... It lead to me being able to take on more responsibilities at work, gain a promotion into a management position and also provide more support to the cinema so the organisation could develop as a whole."
Apply for a place
This course is now over. If you would like to enquire about other courses or want to be added to our training mailing list, please email Sarah Bourne or call 020 7636 7120.
Trafalgar Events is located 2 minutes' walk from Charing Cross Rail and Underground and Embankment Underground stations. The nearest car park is located is the Savoy Adelphi Car Park, Savoy Place, WC2N 6BL.
The BFI Southbank is under Waterloo Bridge, between the National Theatre and the Royal Festival Hall. It is a 10 – 15 minute walk from Trafalgar Events via the Hungerford Bridge over the river Thames. The nearest mainline and Underground stations are Waterloo (5-10 minutes walk) and Charing Cross (10 – 15 mins) and Embankment (10-15 mins). Nearby parking is available under the Hayward Gallery, Royal National Theatre or Jubilee Gardens.
Click here for a map of the local area.
Plan your journey on London public transport at www.tfl.gov.uk.
Trafalgar Events is set over five floors of a Grade II listed Georgian town house which is accessible for wheelchair users. There is a ramp entrance from the street to the ground floor reception area and a there is a lift to all other levels. Accessible toilet facilities are located on the ground floor. Training will take place on the first and second levels.
Click here for information on the accessibility of BFI Southbank.
We have an access fund for this course so we can contribute to the costs of any additional requirements you may have (e.g. alternate print formats, BSL signers...). Please get in touch with us to discuss your needs at least eight weeks before the course so we can make arrangements.
BFI London Film Festival
The 56th BFI London Film Festival takes place 10 -21 October 2012.
If you have any questions or want to discuss whether the course is suitable for your needs, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 7636 7120.
This course has been funded by the Creative Skillset Film Skills Fund as part of ‘A Bigger Future 2’, the UK film skills strategy. The Creative Skillset Film Skills Fund is supported by the National Lottery through the BFI and the film industry through the Skills Investment Fund.
In partnership with the BFI London Film Festival.
Image from The Artist copyright La Petite Reine/ Studio37/ La Classe Americaine/ JD Prod France 3 Cinema/ Jouror Productions/ uFilm