Screening Days

I.D. Screening Day 2018
(Inclusion & Diversity)

25/09/2018

mac, Birmingham

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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 Day (Inclusion & Diversity) is your chance to explore current debates around inclusion and diversity in film exhibition and further afield.

A one-day event at mac in Birmingham on Tuesday 25th September, it 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, the day will give you 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 possible audiences.

Registration

Registration for I.D. Screening Day is now open!  To register for your place, click on the ‘Register Now’ button at the top-right of this page.

  • Early bird pass (available until Fri 20th July): £20

This pass cost includes refreshments, lunch and the evening drinks reception.

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 we have a limit of four attendees per organisation and that passes are non-transferable.

Our registration process has changed

Previously, we requested payment after approving your registration. Now, we take payment from your account immediately when you book your pass and you will receive only one automatic booking confirmation. If there’s a problem with your eligibility, we’ll contact you within five working days and refund your fees. Otherwise you may assume your pass is approved.

Registration deadline

The deadline for registration is Friday 31 August 2018.  There is limited capacity at the venue, and last year’s event sold out, so please book early to avoid disappointment.  A full refund is available for cancellations up to Friday 7 September 2018.

If you have any queries about your registration, please read our FAQ or contact us at info@independentcinemaoffice.org.uk or on 0207 636 7120.

Bursaries

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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Films

Speakers

Gina Duncan

Since January 2017, Gina Duncan has served as the Associate Vice President, Cinema at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM). She is responsible for providing strategic and artistic direction for BAM's first-run and repertory programs as well as its film festival, BAMcinemafest. She previously programmed for the Jacob Burns Film Center and Hot Docs Film Festival and currently serves as the Film Lab curator for SPACE on Ryder Farm, a working organic farm that offers self-determined residencies to artists and activists. Ms. Duncan is an award-winning producer with credits in film, television, and theater. She is currently producing The Evidence of Things Not Seen, a feature-length documentary from filmmaker and visual artist, Ja'Tovia Gary.

Mark Miller

Mark Miller is Circuit: Convenor Young People’s Programmes at Tate Modern and Tate Britain. Since 2006 his work at Tate has been responsible for establishing the vision, direction, and implementation of programmes, projects and events, both national and international. This includes Circuit, a four year national programme connecting 15–25 year olds to the arts in galleries, Tate Collective London, British Council European programme Youth Art Interchange. His other projects include the Hyperlink Festival, Undercurrent part of The Tanks Art In Action and the Turbine Festival at Tate Modern, TENT Rotterdam X Tate, BP Saturdays Loud Tate, and Late at Tate Britain.

Travel

The event will be held at mac which is located in Birmingham’s Cannon Hill Park, opposite Edgbaston County Cricket Ground on Edgbaston Road (off A441 Pershore Road and A38 Bristol Road).

Rail

  • Trains to Birmingham arrive into Birmingham New Street Station, approx. 15-20 mins from mac by taxi
  • To plan your journey by rail visit nationalrail.co.uk or call 08457 48 49 50

Coach

  • Coaches to Birmingham arrive into Birmingham Coach Station, approx. 8-12 mins from mac by taxi
  • To plan your journey by coach visit nationalexpress.com or call 0871 781 8181

More details

For more information including details of available parking near mac and bus routes within Birmingham , visit https://macbirmingham.co.uk/visit/getting-here

Hotels

ibis budget Birmingham Centre
Approximate rate per night: £41
Distance to mac: 1.5 miles

Lucas House Hotel
Approximate rate per night: £75 – £85
Distance to mac: 1.6 miles

The Edgbaston Boutique Hotel
Approximate rate per night: £145 – £195
Distance to mac: 1.6 miles

ibis Birmingham Centre Irving Street Hotel
Approximate rate per night: £36 – £51
Distance to mac: 1.7 miles

Travelodge Birmingham Central Bull Ring
Approximate rate per night: £43 – £83
Distance to mac: 1.8 miles

 

Pentahotel Birmingham
Approximate rate per night: £93 – £111
Distance to mac: 1.8 miles

Radisson Blu Hotel, Birmingham
Approximate rate per night: £148
Distance to mac: 1.8 miles

The Rowton Hotel
Approximate rate per night: £40 – £56
Distance to mac: 1.8 miles

easyHotel Birmingham
Approximate rate per night: £47 – £61
Distance to mac: 1.9 miles

Hotel Indigo Birmingham
Approximate rate per night: £113 – £150
Distance to mac: 1.9 miles

Premier Inn Birmingham City Centre New St Station
Approximate rate per night: £66 – £88
Distance to mac: 2.1 miles

Macdonald Burlington Hotel
Approximate rate per night: £112 – £125
Distance to mac: 2.1 miles

Holiday Inn Express Birmingham – City Centre
Approximate rate per night: £89
Distance to mac: 2.1 miles

Jurys Inn Birmingham
Approximate rate per night: £108 – £150
Distance to mac: 2.1 miles

Park Regis Birmingham
Approximate rate per night: £148 – £174
Distance to mac: 2.2 miles

Our events 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 info@independentcinemaoffice.org.uk. 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.

FAQs

How do I register on the day?

Registration will be held in the morning at mac. You will be issued with a badge which will be your entry pass into all screenings and sessions.

When does everything happen?

We won’t be able to confirm a precise schedule until closer to date, but screenings and sessions will likely run between 9:00am and 6:00pm.

Where at mac will the event be held?

Screenings and events will be held in the Cinema, Theatre and the Hexagon Theatre at mac.

What types of activities will you run?

In addition to film screenings, we will run talks, panels and case studies with expert speakers on the themes of inclusion and diversity.

Is there somewhere to get drinks and food onsite?

Refreshments, lunch and evening drinks will be provided on the day. You can also visit mac’s café and their Arena Bar. Click here for further details and opening hours.

How accessible is mac?

For details of accessibility at mac, please visit their website. If you have any queries about accessibility not answered here, please email us with details.

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.

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.

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

The dates and venues for the next ICO Screening Days are:

  • Autumn Screening Days 2018
    27-29 October 2018 at Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle
  • Archive Screening Day 2018
    Thursday 29 November 2018 at BFI Southbank, London
  • Spring Screening Days 2019
    2-4 March 2019 at BFI Southbank, London

We’ll have webpages up for these events soon, but as usual please sign up to our mailing list to stay up to date.

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.

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How to apply

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To register for I.D. Screening Day, please select the number of passes you would like to book below and click ‘Continue’.

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I.D. Screening Day is an industry only event. You must be working in the exhibition sector to attend. If you are unsure whether you are eligible, please email us before purchasing your pass at: info@independentcinemaoffice.org.uk

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Criteria

I.D. Screening Day 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 we have a limit of four attendees per organisation and that passes are non-transferable.

Our registration process has changed

Previously, we requested payment after approving your registration. Now, we take payment from your account immediately when you book your passes and you will receive only one automatic booking confirmation. If there’s a problem with your eligibility, we’ll contact you within five working days and refund your fees. Otherwise you may assume your passes are approved.

Registration deadline

The deadline for registration is Friday 31 August 2018. There is limited capacity at the venue so please book early to avoid disappointment. A full refund is available for cancellations up to Friday 7 September 2018.

If you have any queries about your registration, please read our event FAQ or contact us via info@independentcinemaoffice.org.uk or 0207 636 7120.

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