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Cannes 2018: Jonny's blog
Posted on May 18, 2018
Slow-burning psychological dramas, Wages of Fear -esque thrillers and a story of a young boy surviving in poverty with his family in Lebanon are amongst the cinematic highlights seen by our Senior Film Programmer Jonny Courtney at Cannes Film Festival this year.
Making a better future for filmmaking at BFI Future Film Festival
Posted on March 6, 2018
How do we make a new film industry powered by great ideas that everyone can participate in, regardless of background? The BFI Future Film Festival is here to answer that question and inspire those who are going to shape it. Freelance journalist and aspiring filmmaker Eve Jones attended the 2018 event this February and talks about what got her excited to start her fimmaking journey.
Sharing challenges and community spirit at Art House Convergence 2018!
Posted on February 13, 2018
The Art House Convergence conference, which runs alongside the Sundance Film Festival in Utah, now attracts over 600 attendees annually with delegates from cinemas and festivals across the globe. ICO’s Partnerships Manager, Jemma Buckley, spoke at the January 2018 event and writes about her trip here.
The Festival of Mexico's 'City of Open Doors'
Posted on November 16, 2017
Ahead of our upcoming Developing Your Film Festival course, ICO Film Programmer Jo Duncombe was delighted to visit Morelia, one of the country's most beautiful, historic and artistically vibrant cities, to take part in the festival's 15th edition earlier this autumn.