Screening Days

ICO Screening Days - December 2006

02/12/2006 - 04/12/2006

Watershed, Bristol


We would like to thank all the film organisations that attended our December Screening Days in Bristol and in particular those that filled in evaluation forms.

We were delighted that over 140 delegates attended over the three days. We were thrilled to see that every film shown scored over 50% making this our most successful programme so far.

The drinks reception and film quiz on Saturday evening proved very popular and we would like to congratulate the joint team from Bradford and Leicester who were the champions of the quiz.

We made significant changes to Screening Days following extensive feedback from the delegates who attended in March, including altering the pass structure to make one day passes available.

We were pleased to see that these changes have been welcomed and will build on the feedback from this event to make the ICO Spring Screening Days our best event yet.

We have received several queries prior to and following Screening Days regarding the programme and would like to take this opportunity to explain why it is not possible to publish the programme any further in advance.

As the films being shown are preview screenings there is usually only one print in the country and these are in high demand for press and festival screenings, so films are usually not confirmed right up until the last minute. Even when they have been confirmed they can still be pulled because, for example, the print is not ready – which happened this time with Ten Canoes and The Lives of the Saints. If delegates book tickets based on a particular film and this title is then pulled or moved we may disappoint a lot of people. We hope that by delivering a wide-ranging programme and by repeating some of the bigger titles, delegates will have an enjoyable experience and see lots of interesting films. We do endeavour to publish the programme as soon as possible.

We always welcome your feedback and ideas concerning any services the ICO offers, and we are particularly keen to receive suggestions for the ICO Spring Screening Days. Do not hesitate to email us at



  • 100% of delegates successfully achieved what they hoped to gain from Screening Days
  • 95% of delegates thought the programme of films was good or very good
  • 85% of delegates who attended the drinks reception thought it was a useful networking activity
  • 89% of delegates thought the ICO Screening Days represented value for money
  • 95% of delegates thought the booking procedure was satisfactory
  • 89% of delegates thought the audience reaction slip system was useful or very useful

Additional Comments

“Excellent film selection!”

“The organisation was excellent and the films were good”

“Delegate area – refreshments provided – all big improvements on spring – thanks”

“Very good choice of titles. Good delegate area”

“Significant improvement in quality/style of films on offer, much more appropriate to the interests of our society. Excellent organisation and accompanying materials”

“Only 3 films instead of 4 for one day’s viewing”

“Breaks too short (as little as 9mins), should aim for 20mins. Lunch should be 1 hour. 45mins too short. Charges for coffee and tea too high. (Same as for public)”

“It’s crazy to start the day at 9. Our regional screening days are 10 for 10.30, much more civilised. I missed the first session here – sleep is important!”

“Was good! Science of Sleep was one of the best films I’ve seen in years. Was a shame Fast Food Nation only had one screening though”

“A good balance of arthouse and commercial titles”

“A much better occasion than the spring viewing. Thanks.”

“A great three days, many thanks to all involved.”

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