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Posts written by Jonny Courtney
Programmers' Picks: Ones to Watch this Spring
Posted on March 18, 2019
In a new ICO blog series, our film programming team highlights a selection of independent films that have been picked up for UK distribution. In our first edition, David Sin, Jonny Courtney, Heather McIntosh and Isabel Moir write about nine upcoming films that they feel will make an impact this spring. It's looking like a mighty fine start for a great year in independent cinema.
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.
Cannes 2017: Jonny's blog
Posted on June 6, 2017
We're continuing to find out what the ICO team made of the 70th Festival de Cannes. Following Jo's love for Agnes Varda's Visages, Villages, and Kenny's first time musings, it's time to hear what Senior Film Programmer, Jonny Courtney, made of this year's cinematic offerings.
Karlovy Vary Film Festival 2014: Jonny's blog
Posted on July 11, 2014
This being my first time at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival, and indeed my first time in the Czech Republic, I'm unsure what to expect from my time here. Many of the films are unknown to me and I haven't spoken with anyone who's been to the festival, so I'm excited and just a little apprehensive about what's to come.