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.
Margaret Salmon: Icarus (after Amelia) & Bird + Q&A
Join us for two films from Margaret Salmon, one of Britain’s most vital cinema artists, at The Cinema of Ideas. Her new work Icarus (after Amelia) which had its World Premiere this month is being shown online for the first time alongside her 2016 work Bird. Margaret Salmon will join us for a Q&A on the platform on Weds 29th Sept at 7pm.
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