Screening Days

I.D. Screening Days 2019
(Inclusion & Diversity)

26/09/2019 - 27/09/2019

Broadway Cinema, Nottingham

Would you like to ensure your venue is welcoming to all your possible audiences?

Would you like to broaden the stories you share on screen?

Our I.D. Screening Days (Inclusion & Diversity) is your chance to explore current debates around inclusion and diversity in film exhibition and further afield.

A two-day event at Broadway in Nottingham over Thursday 26 & Friday 27 September, this year’s I.D. Screening Days will incorporate talks, panels and case studies from some of the top voices in the field alongside specially curated and presented film screenings.

As well as enabling you to view a diverse range of content, you’ll gain inspiration and confidence for broadening your audience from your core programme and practical examples of how to ensure your venue reflects and welcomes all your potential audiences.


Registration for this event is now closed. If you have any queries about your registration, please read our FAQ or contact us at or on 0207 636 7120.


The regional Film Hubs may be able to offer support in the form of bursaries towards fees, travel and accommodation for their members to attend Screening Days. For further information and/or links to contact your local Hub to enquire, see below:

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Really inspiring and thought-provoking day with a great mix of speakers and practitioners in the room.

I have reframed my thinking about diversity in terms of possibilities rather than impracticalities.


Six steps to creating diverse and inclusive events

Take part in a practical session with Anthony and Teanne Andrews. Co-Founders of audience-focused experiential events company We Are Parable, they have worked in the film exhibition space for almost seven years, creating innovative campaigns and successful event screenings around films such as Black Panther, Yardie and Amazing Grace. Anthony and Teanne will share their methods and best practice learnings in this interactive workshop, designed to help you create dynamic film programmes and develop new audiences.

Empowering and transformative interventions in the workforce – are they working?

Reflecting on the CAMEo (2018) Workforce Diversity in the UK Screen Sector report, we’ll be exploring initiatives designed to empower and/or transform industry structures and remove existing barriers to workforce diversity. Is there any evidence to suggest these initiatives are working?


Through its work at the Barbican, Ritzy Picturehouse and other venues, south London film collective T A P E has always focused on programming specifically for the community. In this session,  Isra Al Kassi, Co-Founder / Programmer of T A P E and Marketing & Programme Manager of Catford Mews, Angie Moneke of T A P E and Caroline Wilson of London-based film platform and collective UNDR LNDN will discuss the thinking and practical methods behind their approach to community-led programming – including how to utilise research, grassroots outreach and local talent to generate inclusive, representative and responsive film programmes.

Muslims in film

Join Aaqil Ahmed (former Head of Religion at both the BBC and Channel 4) for a panel and workshop on the portrayal of Muslims on screen. Lazy and often offensive, negative stereotypes of Muslims as either terrorists or passive victims of patriarchy abound in film and TV; grossly impacting how Muslims are perceived, and perceive themselves, in the real world. How can we change this narrative and challenge Islamophobia in the media? Participate in this wide-ranging discussion about the importance of portrayal and ownership in on screen narrative.

Pay what you can schemes - do they work?

Come and hear from your fellow exhibitors about the new pricing structures they’ve been trialling to make cinema affordable for everyone. We’re delighted to be joined by Helen Wright from Scottish Queer International Film Festival (SQIFF), Grahame Reid from MacRobert Arts Centre and Mars West from Leeds Queer Film Festival (LQFF).

Caribbean Calling

The digital revolution has seen an explosion in Caribbean filmmaking but these films remain mostly unseen in the UK, leaving potential audiences underserved. Caribbean Calling seeks to address this. A dynamic and diverse selection of short contemporary fiction films from the islands, curated by the Twelve30 Collective, it offers a valuable, nuanced understanding of the region and its diaspora that feels especially necessary in the time of Windrush and ongoing debates around migration. In this two-part session, Twelve30 Collective’s Programmers Jonathan Ali and Lisa Harewood will present a screening of the programme followed by discussion with guest speakers.


Led by Matchbox Cineclub, this session will bring together D/deaf access activists, exhibitors and funders to further the conversation around captioned/subtitled cinema access and practicalities. Come along to develop your understanding of the barriers D/deaf audiences face, the progression in accessible screenings, the #subtitledcinema campaign and how exhibitors can produce their own captions for screenings.

Taking inclusion personally

To grow and develop a true sense of inclusiveness in your cinema, it must be fostered and properly nurtured at both an individual and organisational level. In this session, Toki Allison, BFI FAN lead for Diversity will host a workshop exploring project ideas (past, present or future) around inclusion alongside a look at our own personal relationships with bias and oppression. We hope the session will spark debate, collaborations and ideas for future inclusive cinema projects.

Refugees welcome: Reaching new arrival audiences

Journeys Festival International (JFI) is a multidisciplinary arts event celebrating the creative talent of refugee and asylum seeker artists. In this session, JFI will present a case study of their programming of work by and for refugees and asylum seekers, and discuss the importance of understanding the experiences of refugees and asylum seekers and welcoming them as audience members. Expect examples from JFI’s experiences including producing pop-up screenings in community spaces, working in partnership with local organisations and setting up an advisory group with refugee and asylum seeker representatives.

Exploring notions of race, identity and belonging

Artist and filmmaker Eelyn Lee will lead a discussion after a screening of her film Britishness to explore the issues and notions it raises around race, identity and belonging; and how the film can be used as a starting point for schools and young people to engage in aspects of British history around Empire and colonialism that they may not be familiar with.

Creating innovative entryways for audiences at the BFI

As Gaylene Gould departs the BFI Southbank for adventures new and exciting global projects, we speak to her about her tenure as Head of Cinemas at one of the most prominent venues in the UK, and her reflections on changes to the programme and audiences under her leadership.

Welcoming learning disabled people to your venue

Sarah Watson from Oska Bright Film Festival and Carousel will join us for a post-screening discussion, following The Peanut Butter Falcon, on representations of learning disabled people on screen and welcoming learning disabled people to your venue.

Open Space Technology

Open Space Technology is a format for organising and running meetings designed to centre personal responsibility and promote equality, collaboration and freedom of expression. It will be used in this closing session to help you interrogate the underlying issues connecting all the themes and topics covered throughout the event. With a focus on openness, we hope the session provides you with the tools you need to learn to avoid cyclical, unchallenging conversations and achieve real progress. Led by Umulkhayr Mohamed, a creative and cultural worker and a member of BFI FAN’s D&I Advisory Group.

Neurodiverse Film Talent

For over 15 years, 104 Films have been world leaders in disability cinema. For the last four years they have focussed on neurodiverse cinema talent, producing 29 short films from 23 new neurodiverse filmmakers. In this session, Alex Usborne from 104 Films will present their newest slate of shorts and discuss working with neurodiverse film talent and representation of disability on screen.


14-18 Broad Street

Broadway is located on Broad Street in Hockley, Nottingham’s cultural quarter.

By train

Broadway is a 15 minute walk from Nottingham Railway Station, which is served by East Midlands Trains.

By car

The M1 passes close to the west of the city, the A42/M42 links to the south west of the city, and the A1(M) links to the east of Nottinghamshire. When using the M1 from the north, exit at Junction 26 for the city, using the A610 Nuthall Road/Alfreton Road. M1 Junction 24 offers the best route to the city for those travelling from the south.

The closest car park to Broadway it the  Lace Market car park which is £3 for four hours. Disabled parking spaces can be found in both the Lace Market and Stoney Street car parks. There is limited on-street parking in Broad Street, but charges apply. For a map of all car parks in Nottingham city centre and further details, click here.

By bus

If you are travelling by bus from outside the city centre the closest bus stops are located at Fletcher Gate, or Lower Parliament Street. For further details please visit the NCT website.

By tram

The nearest tram stop (Lace Market) is located at the top of Hockley on Fletcher Gate.

For details of all public transport services within Nottingham, click here.


Nearby hotels (by distance)

Mercure Nottingham City Centre Hotel
Approximate rate per night: £108 – £150
Distance to Broadway: 328 feet

Hotel Ibis Nottingham Centre
Approximate rate per night: £62
Distance to Broadway: 0.2 miles

Lace Market Hotel
Approximate rate per night: £108 – £184
Distance to Broadway: 0.3 miles

Midtown Hostel
Approximate rate per night: £21 – £63
Distance to Broadway: 0.2 miles

Hilton Nottingham
Approximate rate per night: £86 – £112
Distance to Broadway: 0.3 miles

Igloo Hybrid
Approximate rate per night: £38 – £60
Distance to Broadway: 0.3 miles

Travelodge Nottingham Central
Approximate rate per night: £52 – £91
Distance to Broadway: 0.5 miles

Park Plaza Nottingham
Approximate rate per night: £83 – £124
Distance to Broadway: 0.5 miles

Best Western Plus Nottingham City Centre
Approximate rate per night: £63 – £108
Distance to Broadway: 0.5 miles

Crowne Plaza Nottingham
Approximate rate per night: £97 – £148
Distance to Broadway: 0.5 miles

Roomzz Nottingham City
Approximate rate per night: £87 – £186
Distance to Broadway: 0.6 miles

Premier Inn Nottingham City Centre
Approximate rate per night: £48 – £62
Distance to Broadway: 0.5 miles

Jurys Inn Nottingham
Approximate rate per night: £89 – £110
Distance to Broadway: 0.5 miles

Britannia Nottingham Hotel
Approximate rate per night: £64 – £89
Distance to Broadway: 0.5 miles

St. James Hotel
Approximate rate per night: £270 – £319
Distance to Broadway: 0.6 miles


How do I register on the day?

Registration will be held in the morning at the ICO desk, where you will be issued with a badge which is your entry pass into all screenings and sessions.

Can I leave my luggage somewhere?

There will be a space for delegates to leave luggage. Please note luggage is left at the owner’s risk.

What's the schedule?

You can download the schedule here.

Where are the screenings and sessions held?

Screenings and sessions will be held in the cinema screens and event spaces at Broadway.

Will there be any other activities in addition to the screenings?

Yes! There will be workshops, speakers, case studies, panels and presentations, along with a drinks reception on Thursday evening in the Mezz Bar at Broadway.

Is there somewhere to get food and drinks on-site?

All refreshments and lunch will be provided throughout the event, but you can also visit Broadway’s downstairs café bar and Mezz bar as well as the many shops, cafés and restaurants nearby in Nottingham city centre.

How accessible is Broadway?

Broadway and its screens are fully accessible to people using wheelchairs. There is a wheelchair lift to the right-hand side of the box office. Screen 2 is on the ground floor while screens 3 and 4 are downstairs on the lower ground floor (accessible via the lift). There is a ramp into the building and into screen 2. Back supports and seat wedges are available from the box office. Toilets adapted for wheelchair use are situated on each floor. All screens have an infrared hearing system. Screen 2 and the box office also have induction loops which can be used with your hearing aid on the ‘T’ setting. If you have any accessibility issues, please ensure you give details while completing our online registration form. If you have any queries about accessibility not answered here, please email:

How do you select films for the programme?

We work closely with distributors to select independent, world and art house cinema that will be released in the following quarter. Titles we programme may offer diversity in on-screen or off-screen talent; be themed around inclusion; meaningfully depict traditionally marginalised groups; and/or provide an opportunity to broaden your audience. All films will be contextualised with discussions on how they might best be programmed and positioned to maximise their potential for audience development.

Why can only four members of my organisation attend?

As we only have a limited capacity for each Screening Days event we now limit the number of passes for any one organisation to four. This ensures that the largest number of organisations can benefit from the event, whilst also still enabling you to attend alongside colleagues.

Attendees must also be engaged in one of the following areas within their organisation: programming, marketing, education, audience development, or on the selection committee of a film society/club.

Is there any support available for me to attend?

The Film Hubs may be able to offer support in the form of bursaries towards fees, travel and accommodation for their members to attend Screening Days. For further information and/or links to contact your local Hub to enquire, see below:

When will you be hosting the next Screening Days and where?

The next Screening Days events will be:

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Can I Tweet or share reviews or comments on the films in public?

No. While we appreciate your enthusiasm (or otherwise) for films you see at Screening Days, the terms that we receive the films under completely prohibit any social media or film forum discussion of films in the Screening Days programme. Distributors and the ICO monitor social media channels for discussion of the films. Please do feel free to discuss the films in person with other delegates, and if you’d like to talk about the event in general on social media you can find us at @ICOtweets #ScreeningDays.

Code of Conduct

  • We want our events to be fun, inclusive spaces for film professionals. We expect people attending and working at the event to maintain our code of conduct so that it can stay fun and inclusive. Harassment and bullying have no place at ICO events. Be mindful of others’ experience and think before you speak or act, so that everyone can have a pleasurable and productive experience.
  • Examples of inappropriate behaviour that contravenes our code of conduct includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, aggressive behaviour, inappropriate physical contact and unwelcome sexual attention.
  • If you feel uncomfortable, or someone behaves inappropriately towards you, or you witness something inappropriate, please report it to a member of ICO staff or email Your complaint will be treated with confidence and discretion. We are happy to help you and can help report inappropriate behaviour to the authorities, where necessary or address the problem ourselves where more appropriate. We reserve the right to refuse entry to anyone who does not comply with our code of conduct. This code of conduct applies both in person and online.
  • If you would like to speak to an independent organisation about an issue, the Film and TV Charity have a free and confidential helpline available on 0800 054 00 00. It operates seven days a week, 24 hours a day.

Terms and conditions

ICO Screening Days is an industry event for programmers, organisers, audience developers, education officers or marketers from cinemas, mixed arts venues, film societies, film festivals and any other venue whose primary purpose is exhibition of films to the public. Please note that passes are limited to four per organisation and are strictly non-transferable.

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