Screening Days

ICO National Screening Days - November 2014

01/11/2014 - 03/11/2014

Derby QUAD, Derby

Come to ICO National Screening Days, the industry screenings event for people who work or volunteer in independent cinemas, mixed arts venues, film festivals and film societies!

Choose from a programme of preview films, showing back-to-back over three days at QUAD, Derby on Sat 1, Sun 2 and Mon 3 November.  Screenings start between 9am-10am each morning and finish between 5pm-6pm each evening.

The film programme showcases key upcoming art-house and independent titles, scheduled for theatrical release between November 2014 – March 2015.

Registration for the event is now closed.

To see if there are any places remaining, please email


One-day pass: £25

Two-day pass: £44

Three-day pass: £60

As ICO Screening Days is an industry event for people working or volunteering in the film exhibition sector, your booking request will be sent to the ICO for approval.  Once your request has been approved you will be sent a confirmation email, and if applicable a link to pay for your pass(es) through the WorldPay secure banking site.

A full refund is available for cancellations up to Friday 24 October 2014.


Full-time students receive a 50% discount on passes.

Organisations bringing five delegates receive a sixth pass free (to the same value of the most purchased pass).

There are 20 funded places at ICO Screening Days for BFI Neighbourhood Cinemas to attend free of charge.  The passes are for community cinemas or film societies that have a profile on the BFI Neighbourhood Cinema website.  Passes will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, and are limited to one per organisation.  You will need your BFINC number to book this pass, which is on the top right hand side of your profile page on For further information on BFI Neighbourhood Cinema email

Pre-order lunch option

A buffet lunch is available to pre-order when purchasing your pass for the event; this will be served in the delegate area. The buffet is £7.00 and will consist of: sandwiches, soup, nachos and dips, classic salads and a drink. If you prefer, you can purchase lunch from the QUAD Café bar on the day, but please bear in mind this is a public space and is often busy during lunchtime.


A number of Film Hubs offer bursaries for fees, travel and accommodation for members to attend industry events.  For further details please see your relevant Hub’s website:

Film Hub Central East is offering bursaries to Hub members to attend

Film Hub North

Film Hub North West Central are offering bursaries of up to 80% of all costs to attend ICO Screening Days

Film Hub Scotland

Film Hub South East

Film Hub South West & West Midlands

Film Hub Wales


Market Place
Cathedral Quarter

Derby is a compact city and QUAD is situated in the heart of the Cathedral Quarter on the Market Place that is easy walking distance from the main shopping areas, hotels, restaurants, bars and other amenities.

By Car

Exit M1 at J25, take the A52 towards Derby and follow signs to the City Centre / Cathedral Quarter.

The Assembly Rooms car park is the nearest, Chapel Street car park or Parksafe on Bold Lane are both a short walk away.  You can view a leaflet with a map and more details about parking in Derby from the Derby City Council website.

By Train

Derby is a famous rail centre with 31 fast daily services to London St Pancras, a journey that takes less than two hours. Direct rail services connect Derby with Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Cardiff, Dundee, Edinburgh, Leeds, Leicester, Newcastle, Nottingham, Oxford, Sheffield, Southampton, Plymouth and many other destinations.

Derby Train Station is just over one mile away from QUAD, so it is a quick taxi journey or a 15-minute walk.

Walking from the train station

Come out of the train station (direction city centre), turn right out of the station doors and head towards the Waterfall Pub diagonally opposite.  Cross over the road at the pedestrian crossing and walk to the right hand side of the Waterfall Pub, the station car park is running parallel on the opposite side of the road (Railway Terrace).

Follow this road passing the railway cottages on your left and further along, the Brunswick Inn pub.  At the traffic lights keep to the left and walk along the long straight Siddals Road, follow this all the way, passing a small park to your right and then car showrooms to your left.  Continue past the pay and display car park at the end of the road until you reach the set of traffic lights opposite the Westfield Shopping Centre.  Cross the road and head to your right under the multi-storey car park spanning the road (The Cock Pitt).  Follow the road (Morledge) past the Eagle Centre Market on your left.  Continue until you reach a roundabout, crossing over a zebra crossing to your left.  With the Market Hall to your left and taxi rank to your right walk down Tenant Street towards the Market Place, you can see the back of QUAD to your right.  Turn right as you enter the Market Place, the front doors are further ahead, opposite the Tourist Information Office.

By Air

East Midlands Airport is approximately 20 minutes drive from QUAD and Birmingham International Airport is about a 45 minute drive.

By Bus

Derby is served by Trent Barton and Arriva buses Derby’s new bus station is only a short walk away.


Hotel deal

There are hotel deals at the Cathedral Quarter Hotel and pentahotel Derby for Screening Days delegates.

Cathedral Quarter Hotel
Distance to QUAD: 0.3 miles

pentahotel Derby
Distance to QUAD: 1.5 miles

Other nearby hotels (by distance)

Hampton by Hilton Derby City Centre
Approximate rate per night: £60-70
Distance to QUAD: 0.2 miles

Holiday Inn Derby Riverlights
Approximate rate per night: £60
Distance to QUAD: 0.2 miles

Jurys Inn Derby
Approximate rate per night: £50-60
Distance to QUAD: 0.3 miles

Chuckles Guesthouse
Approximate rate per night: £38-64
Distance to QUAD: 0.4 miles

BEST WESTERN The Stuart Hotel
Approximate rate per night: £50-90
Distance to QUAD: 0.6 miles


Smart Aston Court Hotel
Approximate rate per night: £45-60
Distance to QUAD: 0.7 miles

Hallmark Inn
Approximate rate per night: £50-60
Distance to QUAD: 0.7 miles

Days Hotel Derby
Approximate rate per night: £33-67
Distance to QUAD: 0.8 miles

Holiday Inn Express Derby Pride Park
Approximate rate per night: £55
Distance to QUAD: 1 mile

Pentahotel Derby
Approximate rate per night: £58-76
Distance to QUAD: 1.1 miles

NB. The ICO does not endorse any of the above hotels.

Practical Info


Registration will be held from 8.30am each morning.  You will not need a ticket but will be issued with a badge for the day(s) you are attending. This will be your entry pass into all of the screenings.

The registration area will be staffed by the ICO throughout the event and staff will be on hand to offer advice on a range of topics including programming, distribution, audience development and much more.

Films will start between 9:00 – 10:00am and will finish between 5:00 – 6:00pm.


There will be an area where delegates can leave their coats and luggage.  Please note this is left at the owner’s risk.

Delegate area

Throughout the event the cinema foyer (level 2) will be a dedicated area for ICO Screening Days delegates. BFI FANCinema for All and Filmbank will have exhibition stands in this area, and you will also be able to purchase refreshments from the Orchid Bar (level 2).


Screenings will be held in Cinema 1, Cinema 2 and The Box (level 2).


Free tea and coffee will be available during registration (8.30 – 9.30am) from the QUAD Café bar (ground floor).

A buffet lunch is available to pre-order when purchasing your pass for the event; this will be served in the delegate area (The Box on level 2).  The buffet is £7.00 and will consist of: sandwiches, soup, nachos and dips, classic salads and a drink.

If you prefer, you can purchase lunch from the QUAD Café bar (ground floor) on the day, but please bear in mind that this is a public space and is often busy during lunchtime.

Teas and coffees can be purchased throughout the event at the Orchid Bar in the cinema foyer (level 2) and the QUAD Café bar (ground floor).

Café bar opening hours

Sun – Wed 10.00am – 10.00pm
Thu – Sat 10.00am – 11.00pm

Drinks reception

There will be a drinks reception on Saturday evening for delegates to meet and network with fellow exhibitors.

Accessibility of QUAD

QUAD is a fully accessible building, with an automatic front door (push button), a lift to the upper floors and accessible toilets on every floor.  For full details please see the Access to QUAD page on QUAD’s website.

Terms and conditions

ICO National Screening Days is an industry event open to people working or volunteering in an organisation whose primary purpose is the exhibition of films to the public. As all of the films that are being shown at the event are pre-release titles there is a press embargo on the event, which includes social networking sites and film forums.

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