Independent Cinema Office
Our mission is to develop an open, challenging and thriving film sector. We are the UK’s national body in support of independent cinemas, film festivals and exhibitors of all forms. We want everyone to have access to cinema that nourishes the soul and changes lives.
Black Lives Matter – ICO Equality, Diversity and Inclusion action plan
Following the events of summer 2020, specifically the murder of George Floyd and the ensuing Black Lives Matter protests worldwide, we have been developing an Equality, Diversity and Inclusion action plan. A living document, this plan will evolve with the ICO, the wider sector and the world at large. Like the ICO, it is fully open to comment and critique, and we warmly welcome feedback of any kind from anyone who has it.
ICO Screening Days - November 2021
Join us for Screening Days November 2021 – a hybrid event running at Broadway Cinema, Nottingham and online! We’ll be screening an array of the best independent films set for release in the months ahead so you can pack your programmes with new discoveries to delight your audiences.
Core Skills for Cinema Training Opportunities
Our ICO Core Skills for Cinemas webinars return this autumn with three new training opportunities to broaden your expertise and improve your skill set with top professionals in the field. These webinars will cover Email Marketing for Cinemas, Starting & Developing a Membership Scheme and Programming Artist Moving Image Work
New online course: Practical Programming
Our Practical Programming online learning course will give you the skills to develop an innovative, structured, well-attended film programme.
You will hear from programmers and industry experts across the UK, workshop a potential programming concept and learn how to curate a programme that could one day screen in a venue or as part of a festival.