- We had a great time at mac Birmingham this week for both our I.D. (Inclusion & Diversity) Screening Day and REACH: Strategic Audience Development training course. Head over to our Twitter feed to check out what discussions went on on by using hashtags #ScreeningDays and #REACH2018. There are some great sessions around audience development still going on at REACH until Friday 28 September!
- We’ve just opened registration for our next Archive Screening Day which takes place at BFI Southbank Thursday 29 November. It’s a day dedicated to celebrating the magic of archive film so expect some brilliant talks and equally brilliantly restored archive treasures, such as The Great Victorian Moving Picture Show and the long-lost Korean rarity Tuition. If you register now, you can grab your early bird pass for only £20!
- And when you thought that you couldn’t be more excited about our upcoming Screening Days…we’ve went ahead and added eight new awards-buzzing titles to our already fantastic Autumn Screening Days line-up! Register now and you could see If Beale Street Could Talk, The Favourite (pictured) and Green Book (amongst over 20 other gems!) at Tyneside Cinema this 27-29 October.
- We’re also crazy in love with our new The Personal is Political – Three films by Margarethe von Trotta tour poster – as well as for having her seminal 1981 masterpiece The German Sisters included in our tour line-up now as well! Book one or more of her films and the poster could grace your cinema’s walls this winter…Tickets are also selling fast for our launch events at Barbican this 2-6 October so make sure to grab your ticket now if you haven’t yet!
- Looking for great comedy titles to programme this October-January? Look no further – we’ve announced the 12 films that make up our BFI Comedy Genius tour. How about a double-bill celebrating unruly women with Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown and The Marvellous Mabel Normand or a quote-along screening of Monty Python and the Holy Grail?
- Would you like an ambitious and motivated trainee to join your cinema or film festival next year? We’re looking for expressions of interest from potential host venues to take part in our FEDS scheme next year. Check out the details and get in touch with us!
- In excellent training news, thanks to Creative Europe, it’s a go for Developing Your Film Festival 2019! Watch this space for more news once we confirm the details.
- In programming news, we’re also extremely delighted to welcome Chapter Arts Centre, Ultimate Picture Palace and Buxton Cinema to the ICO programming family.
- It’s National Lottery Cinema Day this Sunday! Just buy a lottery ticket and you can go to the cinema for FREE. Read more about this great initiative and find out which cinemas are taking part across the nation.
- Want to set up your own community cinema? Cinema for All’s Launchpad Back to School programme provides new groups with intensive coaching (from equipment guidance to volunteer recruitment!) and helps you get through those first few tricky months. Applications are now open until 5 October.
- Cinema for All has also launched their new exciting project Vote 100: Born a Rebel – celebrating 100 years of women at the ballot box. The project consists of a new short film which will be screened across North of England, and you can also get involved yourself by recording a short video to be entered back into the archived.
- The next European Art Cinema Day is taking place on Sunday 14 October. Find out which cinemas are taking part in the UK!
- Got a cracking idea around a comedy screening? Screening support is currently available (for up to £1,500) for BFI Comedy Genius season this winter.
- Want to create amazing visuals for music with the incredible Light Surgeons? Live Cinema is looking for 12 people from all backgrounds (including D/deaf participants) to join them on a sonic AV workshop as part of Anim18.
- Interested in becoming a Festival Director, Programme Planning Manager or Social Media & Marketing Coordinator? There’s a roster of great jobs up on our job listings right now, including one for team ICO!
- Everyone knows Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton, but it’s about time to shine the spotlight on the marvellous Mabel Normand. Read Guardian’s great piece on the queen of silent comedy and one of the stars of our BFI Comedy Genius tour.
- If we want a more inclusive film future, how do we get there without knowing the diversity and struggle of film history? Following our and Club des Femmes’ groundbreaking Revolt She Said: Women and Film after ’68 tour, author and film activist So Mayer investigates whose films get filed in the canon, and whose are allowed to fall away – if they were even able to make them in the first place.
- The wonderful Girls on Tops have launched READ ME, their new platform for female-led film writing. First up: ‘Men, women and children: the tactile control of the female gaze at TIFF‘
- “How do you get audiences to value documentaries as entertainment and come out to the cinema to see them?” Sheffield Doc/Fest’s Aisha Jann wrote our blog a piece on how we can create buzz around factual storytelling.
- Inclusive Cinema is a brand new UK wide resource developed by the BFI Film Audience Network (FAN) and designed to support screen exhibitors. Get browsing!
- “It’s a different beast from Moviepass”. Screen Daily has the scoop on streaming outfit MUBI’s new MUBI Go, offering its users one free cinema ticket per week to a film selected by the company in the UK.