What I learned from Developing Your Film Festival '18
Posted on May 10, 2018
This year our Developing Your Film Festival course took place during the 23rd edition of Vilnius International Film Festival in Lithunia. CINECITY - The Brighton Film Festival's Film Events Coordinator Kate Wood reports why the course is a must for any organiser who wishes to take their festival to the next level.
Introducing 'live cinema' - and why it should be on your radar this year
Posted on May 4, 2018
For the first time, Sheffield Doc/Fest is hosting the Live Cinema Summit, two full days on ‘live cinema’, with a plethora of live cinema events throughout the six-day festival. As the festival announces its full programme, Lisa Brook, Director of Live Cinema UK and Doc/Fest’s events consultant, addresses the importance of ‘liveness’ to the cinema sector.
Putting British Sign Language on screen with Lives in Sign Language
Posted on April 8, 2018
While Deaf audiences want to see the films that hearing audiences attend, there is also something special about the rare chance to see their daily experiences and language represented on screen. So we're really excited about a new tour that does just that. Earlier this year, London Short Film Festival produced a programme called Lives in Sign Language, curated by their young Deaf programmer Zoe McWhinney.
What can we do to make the cinema industry more safe and inclusive?
Posted on March 21, 2018
The ICO is committed to making positive, direct action towards making sure that film is an inclusive, safe environment for everyone. We wanted to make sure that you knew about what we’re doing to address bullying and harassment. Inside you can find some of the resources we’re sharing and commitments we’re making to change.
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.