News and Opportunities: February 2019 round up

Posted on February 28, 2019 by Maria Pirkkalainen

Categories: News Round-up

ICO news

  • While getting ready for Spring Screening Days this weekend, we’re delighted to announce that registration for our Young Audiences Screening Day is now open! Don’t miss out on this popular event and grab your early bird ticket before Friday 15 March.
  • In further exciting news, we’ve also confirmed the dates for ALL upcoming Screening Days until next spring. Mark your calendars for: Summer Screening Days (6-7 July 2019, Depot, Lewes), I.D. Screening Days (26-27 September, Broadway Nottingham), Autumn Screening Days (9-11 November 2019, Showroom Sheffield), Archive Screening Day (5 December 2019, BFI Southbank, London) and Spring Screening Days (7-9 March 2020, BFI Southbank, London). We’ll be opening registration for these events before long so watch this space!
  • We’ve also announced the next two programmes in our popular Britain on Film tour: Protest! and Welcome to Britain. During a time of intense political turmoil, growing public activism and ongoing debates, these programmes offer a chance to explore a century of protest and new arrivals to the UK via varied and fascinating footage hailing from around the country. Both of these titles are now available for booking with subsidised terms and in cinemas 22 March. You can also see a preview screening of Britain on Film: Welcome to Britain! at London’s Migration Museum on 7 March and Britain on Film: Protest! at Winter Gardens Film Festival on 17 March.
  • It’s getting closer: our next Developing Your Film Festival (DYFF) training course will take place at New Horizons Film Festival in Wroclaw, Poland this 22-28 July and we’ll be opening applications on 4 April.
  • Our new archive film project New Towns, Our Town – Stories on Screen is currently bringing a touch of archive film magic to the South East of England. If you live in Hemel Hempstead, Stevenage, Harlow or Crawley and know a community organisation or group that would like to organise a FREE screening of local archive films, drop us a line at
  • To accompany our The Personal is Political: The Films of Margarethe von Trotta tour we’ve commissioned some exciting new writing on the influence and importance of von Trotta’s films. Explore the current selection and bookmark the site for upcoming pieces! The films are available for both theatrical and non-theatrical bookings until October 2019.


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