Screening Days

ICO Screening Days - November 2013

02/11/2013 - 04/11/2013

Watershed, Bristol

Toronto too far in September? Can’t make it to London in October?

Want to see which film will be the next Wadjda or In the House?

Come to the ICO Screening Days, the industry screenings event for programming, marketing and education staff in cinemas, mixed arts venues, film societies and film festivals.

Choose from a programme of preview films months before their cinema release at a fraction of the cost of a film festival pass.

View films to help you plan your programme, network with fellow colleagues and gain advice from industry experts.


Registration for the ICO Autumn Screening Days is now closed.  If you would still like to attend please email


One-day pass: £25

Two-day pass: £44

Three-day pass: £60


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

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

Your pass entitles you to entry into screenings on the days you’ve selected to attend, access to the delegate & exhibition centre and admission to the drinks reception on Saturday evening.

ICO Screening Days is an industry event which is only open to people that work or volunteer in the film exhibition sector. Your request for passes will be sent to the ICO for approval, you will then be sent an email with a link to pay for your pass(es) through the WorldPay secure banking site.

If you have any problems booking your pass(es) online please email or telephone 0207 636 7120.

A full refund is available for cancellations up to Friday 25 October 2013.


Watershed is located in the city centre on Bristol’s historic harbourside.

1 Canons Road
General Enquiries: 0117 927 6444

By road

Watershed is situated on the waterfront, off of Anchor Road.  It cannot be accessed by car.

The nearest car parks are the NCP on Prince Street and Millennium Square Car Park at the end of Explore Lane and Canons Way.

NCP on Prince Street, Bristol, BS1 4QF

To walk to Watershed from the NCP car park, turn right when you come out of the car park onto Prince Street.  Take your first right onto Farr’s Lane.  At the end of Farr’s Lane you will be at the waterfront.  Cross Pero’s Bridge onto the other side of the water and turn right. Watershed is on the left-hand side.

Millennium Square Car Park, Bristol, BS1 5LL

To walk to Watershed from Millennium Square Car Park, turn right when you come out of the car park onto Explore Lane.  When you get to the ibis hotel on the left, turn right and walk across Millennium Square until you get to the waterfront.  Turn left along the waterfront, Watershed is on the left-hand side.

For a map of other local car parks please visit:

By rail

There are two mainline railway stations in Bristol; Bristol Temple Meads and Bristol Parkway.  Bristol Temple Meads station is the closest to Watershed.

Temple Meads

Temple Meads station is about 1 mile from Watershed.  Taxis are available outside the station. Alternatively it is about a 20 minute walk from Temple Meads station to Watershed.

  • Head out of the train station, down Station Approach.  At the end of the road, cross the road at the pelican crossing and turn right onto Temple Gate.
  • Follow the road round to the left towards St Mary Redcliffe Church and Arnolfini onto Redcliffe Way.
  • Follow Redcliffe Way past the St Mary Redcliffe church on your left.
  • At the roundabout head straight across towards Arnolfini and Youth Hostel.  Once over the roundabout continue on Redcliffe Way (you will cross the river).
  • At the mini-roundabout head straight across onto Bell Avenue.  This will lead you to Queen Square.
  • Head straight on past Queen Square keeping to the left-hand side.  Continue onto Royal Oak Avenue.
  • Cross  Prince Street and continue straight onto Farr’s Lane.  At the end of Farr’s Lane you will be at the waterfront.
  • Cross Pero’s Bridge onto the other side of the water and turn right.  Watershed is on the left-hand side.

Parkway station

Parkway station is about 6 miles from Watershed.  Taxis are available outside the station.

By coach

National Express has direct coaches to Bristol from 116 destinations.  Coaches arrive at Bristol Coach Station, Marlborough Street, Bristol, BS1 3NU.  The coach station is about a 15 minute walk to Watershed.

To walk to Watershed from the coach station, come out of the station and turn right onto Marlborough Street.  Turn right onto Canon Street, continue until you reach St James’ Park.  Cross St James’ Park (its a small park), when you get to the other side of the park, turn right onto Haymarket which then leads quickly onto Lewins Mead.  Continue on Lewins Mead for nearly 0.5 miles, the road bears round to the left and then to the right.  Lewins Mead turns into Anchor Road.  Stay on the left-hand side of Anchor Road, you should see the waterfront directly ahead of you.  Watershed is then slightly further up on the waterfront on the right-hand side.

By air

From London Heathrow

There is a direct National Express coach service between Heathrow and Bristol.  Alternatively you can take the Heathrow Airport Express to London Paddington and a First Great Western train from London Paddington to Bristol.  There is also a RailAir link coach service which runs between Heathrow and Reading.  Most Paddington to Bristol trains stop at Reading.

From Bristol Airport

The airport is about 8 miles to the south of Bristol centre.  Taxis are available at the airport or there is a frequent bus service to Temple Meads station and the City Centre called Airport Flyer Express Link.

Useful links

National Rail Enquiries



Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel
Approximate rate per night: £87
Distance to Watershed: 150 metres

ibis Bristol Centre
Approximate rate per night: £39 – £65
Distance to Watershed: 0.2 miles

The Bristol Hotel
Approximate rate per night: £81.32
Distance to Watershed: 0.2 miles

Bristol YHA
Approximate rate per night: £18.50 – £28
Distance to Watershed: 0.2 miles

Premier Inn Bristol City Centre (King Street)
Approximate rate per night: £39 – £54
Distance to Watershed: 0.3 miles

Travelodge Bristol Central Hotel 
Approximate rate per night: £33 – £69
Distance to Watershed: 0.3 miles

Thistle Bristol City Centre, The Grand
Approximate rate per night: £72 – £103
Distance to Watershed: 0.4 miles

Mercure Bristol Brigstow Hotel
Approximate rate per night: £64 – £99
Distance to Watershed: 0.4 miles

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

Practical Info


Registration will be held from 8.30am each morning in the delegate area (Waterside 3, first floor). 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, marketing and publicity, funding applications, audience development, rights clearances, title sources, licensing issues, and technical screening formats.

Films will start between 9:00 – 9:45am and will finish between 5:00 – 6:00pm.


Luggage may be left in the delegate area (Waterside 3, first floor). Please note this is left at the owner’s risk.

Delegate Area

Throughout the event Waterside 3 (first floor) will be a dedicated area for ICO Screening Days delegates. You can use the notice board to arrange meet-ups with other delegates, speak to representatives from the ICO, BFI, BFFS and Filmbank, and purchase lunch and refreshments.


Screenings will be held in Cinema 1, Cinema 2 and Cinema 3.


Lunch and refreshments will be available to purchase in the delegate area (Waterside 3, first floor) during breaks.

We have organised a special lunch deal for delegates:

Brown bag lunch – £5.50

Sandwich made with local artisan bread with a choice of the following fillings:

  1. West Country Cheddar, pickle and organic salad leaves (V)
  2. Chicken, lemon mayonnaise and organic salad leaves
  3. Roasted seasonal vegetable and homemade hummus (Ve)

Packet of crisps

Bottle of mineral water

Optional lunch extras:

Cup of sesonal soup (Ve) – £1.50

Flapjack or brownie square – £1.00

Piece of seasonal organic fruit – £1.00

Delegates can also purchase food and drink from the Café/Bar.


The Café/Bar is open seven days a week.

Monday: 10:00 – 23:00

Tuesday – Friday: 09:30 – 23:00

Saturday: 10:00 – 23:00

Sunday: 10:00 – 22:30

Food is served seven days a week from 10:00 – 21:00.  Late night snacks (Mezze and Charcuterie Boards, Olives, Hummus & Bread, Nachos, Chunky Chips and Garlic Bread while stocks last) are available until closing.

Drinks reception

There will be a drinks reception on Saturday evening for delegates to meet and network with fellow exhibitors.  This is kindly sponsored by Filmbank.

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