Developing Your Film Festival Online Course

Welcome to the ICO’s Developing Your Film Festival online course. Over the course of these five lessons, you’ll hear from some of the industry’s leading experts and have the chance to engage with peers from festivals around the world.

If you were looking for the latest edition of the in-person Developing Your Film Festival course, please click here.

As we venture further into the 21st century, the role of the film festival in the exhibition industry has grown dramatically. Festivals offer many films their first point of access to audiences around the world. On top of this, many festivals have become important elements of the events calendar for their city or town; not only improving the local provision of film, but also attracting audiences from further afield and introducing them to a new location.

Despite this expansion in festivals’ impact and relevance, there is an apparent lack of training opportunities for those organising and managing these pioneering events – a gap in provision this course was created to fill.

In your own time and at your own pace, you’ll gain knowledge, insights and new techniques that you can immediately begin utilising at your own festival, to help you take that next step.

If you require any assistance with the online learning platform, or wish to provide feedback, please email and we will respond as soon as possible.

If you have already enrolled for the course, you can login here.

Course Information

Estimated Time: 4 weeks

Difficulty: Intermediate


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