Training & Conferences
5 Things I've learned about Film Exhibition
Posted on April 23, 2015
This year we launched our FEDS scheme, which aimed to recruit 15 ambitious trainees keen to gain film industry work experience, and to put them in work placements in leading film distribution, independent exhibition or international sales companies, where they can gain hands-on experience.
Our excellent trainees have now started their appointments, and below one of them, Hannah Canham, who is working at Showroom Sheffield at Sheffield tells us what she's learned over the last two months in her post.
How to run a (successful) children's film programme
Posted on April 14, 2015
Ahead of our Children's Screening Days in May (for which applications close this Friday), we spoke to two independent cinemas about their experiences running successful programmes for children. Here are some of their key tips for making sure you can get regular audiences for a broad range of children's films.
15 years of Cultural Cinema Exhibition - Where are they now?
Posted on March 20, 2015
Cultural Cinema Exhibition is the Independent Cinema Office's flagship course. Having run for over fifteen years (pre-dating even the existence of the ICO), the course has been an important rite of passage for people across the film industry, moving forward in their careers in programming, distribution, exhibition, film marketing and education, among many other avenues.
Welcome to the Digital Age
Posted on July 17, 2014
Last week we launched our new training initiative, Technical Skills for Digital Exhibition with a Forum at BFI Southbank. Read on for a diary of the day and an introduction to #TechSkillsUK from one of our newly appointed Technical Ambassadors - Dave Petty, AV Technician at Cornerhouse in Manchester
From Doodles to Digital
Posted on April 12, 2013
Kristina Johansen, of Dundee Contemporary Arts was one of the participants of the ICO Creative Digital Marketing course, which ran over a six month period, encouraging participants to experiment and pilot new approaches in their venues or film festivals. Here she talks through her experience of the course and shares what was learnt from her campaign.