News & Opportunities:
November 2021 round up

Posted on November 30, 2021 by Sami Abdul-Razzak

Categories: News Round-Up

ICO News

  • Registration is open for Archive Screening Days, taking place at BFI Southbank (9 Dec) and online (10 Dec). The programme includes a keynote from artist & researcher Onyeka Igwe, screenings of Charlie Shackleton’s The Afterlight and a restoration of Mädchen in Uniform, sessions on regrowing profile for excluded African cinema and rediscovered activist videos from the UK AIDS epidemic, plus much more! The deadline to book your pass is this Friday, 3 December.
  • Applications are now open to our new training course: Data-Driven Film Exhibition. This course will help venues to create data-based strategies to develop and enhance relationships with their audiences and adapt to the changes brought by COVID-19. Apply by 10 December.
  • Could your organisation benefit from welcoming a FEDS trainee in 2022? If you might be interested in providing a traineeship on the next edition of the scheme then email us by 6 December or join our information session this Friday.
  • Streaming from 3-16 December, the Cinema of Ideas presents Lizzie Thynne’s fascinating Independent Miss Craigie – a new film about Jill Craigie, one of the first women to direct films in Britain. Accompanying the screening, at 6:30pm on 7 December you can join a live conversation between directors Lizzie Thynne, Penny Woolcock and curator Ros Cranston to discuss the work and legacy of this pioneering filmmaker.
  • Also on the Cinema of Ideas, our spotlight on Scrubbers, the first event in our mini-season celebrating the working-class heroines of 1980s cinema, ends this week. Last week we hosted a fascinating conversation between film historian Pamela Hutchinson and costume designer Susannah Buxton about the making of the film and its enduring legacy. You can watch both the discussion and the film on the platform until this Thursday, 2 December.
  • We’re looking for a Film Programmer to join the ICO! This is a fantastic opportunity to join a creative team working on a diverse range of projects. The deadline to apply is Monday 6 December.


  • This Way Up is running in Bristol and online this week from 1-2 December. Online tickets are still available to purchase and you can check out the full programme here.
  • The Film & TV Charity has developed a dedicated freelancer hub where users can get tips and advice for dealing with common industry stressers and information about managing their wellbeing at work.
  • There are currently roles available at Trafalgar Releasing, Sheffield DocFest, MUBI, West Norwood Picturehouse, Chapter, Genesis and more.
  • Accessible Screenings UK is a new listings site to help members of the public to find information on accessible screenings taking place in their area.
  • The Film & TV Charity are running their 2021 Winter Appeal and are looking for donations to help them to continue the work they do to support those working behind the scenes in the industry.
  • Applications are now open for Heritage Compass, a 12-month Business Support Programme to grow resilience and invigorate the heritage sector across England.
  • Applications are open to Arts Council National Lottery Project Grants to help cultural organisations deliver activities that focus on visual arts.
  • The Audience Agency has published research findings on the different ways audiences with disabilities have embraced culture through COVID.

Good reads/watches/listens

Header image: The Afterlight (dir. Charlie Shackleton)

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