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.

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An update on our response to the Black Lives Matter movement

The ICO formed an internal Anti-Racism Working Group in July 2020 in the aftermath of the murder of George Floyd by police officers in the USA. The global outcry and demands of the Black Lives Matter movement led us to interrogate our activities and our organisation.

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