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 Archive Screening Days
9th December, BFI Southbank
Archive Screening Days gives exhibitors the chance to watch carefully curated material from the national, international and alternative archives and new restorations coming into distribution, as well as attend sessions giving you the inspiration, skills and tools you need to share archive film with your audiences.
Core Skills Training Webinar:Programming Artists’ Moving Image work
Thursday 25 November, 11:00-12:30
This session will give an introduction to the history, current practice and models for programming AMI work; the potential for linking to and enriching existing core programming; and the opportunities for reaching new audiences and offering new experiences for existing ones.
We are recruiting!
The Independent Cinema Office is seeking a Film Programmer to join our team.
This is a unique opportunity to join a vibrant, friendly and creative team working on a diverse range of projects with regional and national partners and an excellent chance for someone who is seeking to develop their career in film programming, curatorship or exhibition development.
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.