News Round Up September 2017

Posted on September 13, 2017 by Ellen Reay

Categories: News Round-up

The Conversation by Francis Ford Coppola (BFI)
The Conversation by Francis Ford Coppola (BFI)

ICO News

  • BFI Thriller on Tour launches next month. With ten of the best nail-biting thrillers from all over the world, it’s the perfect opportunity to set your audiences’ pulses racing. Featuring both classics and hidden gems of the genre, many of the films are available for the first time on DCP and on heavily discounted terms. Find out more.
  • Our final Britain on Film programme, Britain on Film: South Asian Britain launches tomorrow at mac Birmingham. There are still some tickets left, so take this opportunity to celebrate the rich history of the UK’s South Asian population or find out how to screen it for your audiences here. With the launch of this final programme, all six of our archive programmes for Britain on Film on Tour is now available to book. Discover the complete collection here.
  • We’re recruiting! We are looking for some temporary admin support between October and December this year. Join us and help create and open, thriving and challenging film culture in the UK.
  • A whole host of new films have been added to our Autumn Screening Days line up, including new work from art house heavyweight Michael Haneke, one of the UK’s most striking contemporary filmmakers Clio Barnard and Japan’s prolific Takashi Miike.
  • Next month, we’re rereleasing the Coen Brothers’ debut Blood Simple with the good people at STUDIOCANAL. See the ace new trailer and find out how to book.
  • India on Film has kicked off and is touring round the country bringing the true classics of Indian cinema back to the big screen. The tour continues until November, so it’s not too late to join in. There’s additional support for marketing and speakers available on a case by case basis, email to find out more.


  • Looking for a new challenge or a way to break into film exhibition? As always, there’s lots of great opportunities going on our jobs page. Check ’em out.
  • Distributor Slate Days are taking place in London on the 19 & 20 September. It’s a great opportunity to find out about upcoming releases and to meet and connect with UK distributors. Contact your hub to secure your last minute place.
  • This Way Up 17 Keynote speakers and themes have been announced! The exhibition innovation conference in Hull will kick off with fantastic keynotes from Jenny Sealey and Moira Sinclair. Buy your pass here.
  • Our friends at HOME are presenting a touring season of films available for booking as part of BFI Thriller. States of Danger and Deceit: European Political Thrillers in the 1970s includes eleven great titles, available on tour this winter with subsidised terms. For bookings and further information, contact Jessie & Rachel at
  • Aged 16-25, from Tower Hamlets and into the arts? Rich Mix want you for their New Creatives programme. The deadline for applications is 6pm on Fri 29th September.
  • Abandon Normal Devices is just around the corner, taking place from 21-24 September in Castleton. Check out the programme here.
  • In Wales and interested in starting your own dementia friendly screenings? Get thee to Chapter on World Alzheimer’s Day to find out how. From 11am – 1.30pm, 22 Sep 2017 at Chapter, Cardiff. Register your attendance by email to
  • Drinks! Meet exhibitors and distributors at the Film Audience Network Drinks Reception at BFI London Film Festival on Friday 6 October. To register your interest please contact your hub.

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