Screening Days

Young Audiences Screening Day 2019

02/05/2019

HOME, Manchester

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Hundreds of cinemas, film festivals and community screens have joined us at our Young Audience Screening Days over the years, and we’re delighted to be organising our next event at HOME Manchester on Thursday 2 May.

You can expect preview film screenings and capacity-building sessions, with key conversations about engaging audiences aged 16-30 and younger to help you grow or develop a strong young audience offer at your venue.

Registration

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

Please note our pricing structure has now changed. We now have an early bird period during which you can buy a standard day pass at a lower rate:

Early bird one-day pass: £20

The deadline for early bird registration is end Friday 15th March, following which the day pass rate will rise to:

One-day pass: £30

Young Audiences 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 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 5th April.  Please book early to avoid disappointment.  A full refund is available for cancellations up to Friday 12th April 2019.

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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It gave me many ideas to bring back and discuss further with my organisation, the interaction and listening to other exhibitors share their experiences was very fruitful

Could happily have spent another day of the same!

Young Audiences Screening Day 2018 delegates

Speakers

Jackie Edwards

We're delighted to announce that the Head of BFI’s new Young Audiences Content Fund Jackie Edwards will be joining us for a session covering her ambitions for the fund and the wider opportunities for programming content for young audiences and engaging and nurturing talent. The Young Audiences Content Fund is a major new pilot being delivered by the BFI as part of the UK Government’s support for high-quality content for children and young audiences to be broadcast on UK Public Service Broadcasters (PSB). Prior to her new role, Edwards was the Head of Children’s Acquisitions and Independent Animation at BBC, overseeing their strategy for delivering programming for 0-16 year olds that included titles such as The Deep, Scream Street, The Next Step, My Petsaurus and Pablo. Having started her television career in animation in 1995, Edwards first joined the BBC in 2008 as CBeebies Content Manager and later as Executive Producer, working on programmes including Hey Duggee, Octonauts, Rastamouse, and Clangers.

Travel

HOME Manchester
2 Tony Wilson Place
Manchester
M15 4FN

By Bike

Bike racks are situated between HOME and the INNSIDE by Meliá hotel. There are 20 Sheffield stands available and additional racks are installed in the area surrounding First Street.

By Bus

Buses 105 and 256 from Piccadilly Gardens stop on Medlock Street. Alternatively, you can use the free Metroshuttle buses that link main rail stations, car parks, shopping areas and businesses in the city centre. Metroshuttle buses run from Piccadilly, Salford Central, Victoria, Oxford Road and Deansgate rail stations. There are three circular routes covering the city centre (the Green Route 2 stops near HOME). Visit tfgm.com/Metroshuttle to plan your Metroshuttle journey, or follow @OfficialTfGM on Twitter for the latest public transport updates.

By Metrolink

Deansgate-Castlefield is the nearest Metrolink stop, which is less than five minutes’ walk from HOME. Check the Metrolink website for times and updates.

If you’re using public transport to reach HOME you can find extra information from Transport for Greater Manchesters’ Journey Planner

By Rail

The nearest rail stations are Deansgate and Oxford Road, which are both five minutes’ walk from HOME. If you arrive at Manchester Piccadilly or Manchester Victoria, it’s a 20-minute walk or a short journey by tram or Metroshuttle.

Directions from Manchester Piccadilly (20 min walk):

Walk west on Fairfield Street towards Cotswold Street for 0.8 miles, then turn left Albion Street continue along for 420ft before turning at City Road, continue along for 400 ft HOME will be on the left.

Directions from Manchester Victoria (24 min walk):

Walk south-east on Victoria Station Approach towards Long Millgate take a slight right onto Corporation Street after 344 ft then continue straight along this street for 0.5 miles. Turn right onto Mount Street followed by a slight left onto Windmill Street then right onto Lower Mosley Street, continue onto Albion Street for 420ft before turning at City Road, continue along for 400 ft HOME will be on the left.

To plan your rail journey please visit: http://www.nationalrail.co.uk

By Car

The nearest car park is Q-Park at First Street (next door to HOME).

By Air

You can reach HOME from Manchester Airport, by taxi, car, rail or tram.

Hotels

Premier Inn Deansgate
Approximate rate per night: £37 – £110
Distance from HOME: 0.1 miles

INNSide Manchester
Approximate rate per night: £88 – £130
Distance from HOME: 0.1 miles

Jurys Inn Manchester
Approximate rate per night: £70 – £100
Distance from HOME: 0.2 miles

Holiday Inn Express
Approximate rate per night: £74 – £104
Distance from HOME: 0.4 miles

Premier Inn Manchester Central
Approximate rate per night: £38 – £124
Distance from HOME: 0.4 miles

The Principal Manchester
Approximate rate per night: £120 – £160
Distance from HOME: 0.4 miles

Hotel ibis Manchester Centre Princess Street
Approximate rate per night: £60 – £90
Distance from HOME: 0.5 miles

Premier Inn Manchester City Centre Portland Street
Approximate rate per night: £38 – £118
Distance from HOME: 0.5 miles

Princess Street Hotel
Approximate rate per night: £77 – £209
Distance from HOME: 0.5 miles

Hotel Novotel
Approximate rate per night: £99 – £144
Distance from HOME: 0.6 miles

New Union Hotel (tel: 0161 228 1492)
Approximate rate per night: £90
Distance from HOME: 0.6 miles

Pendulum Hotel
Approximate rate per night: £75 – £100
Distance from HOME: 0.6 miles

Roomzzz Manchester City
Approximate rate per night: £115 – £154Distance from HOME: 0.6 miles

Townhouse Hotel Manchester
Approximate rate per night: £109 – £145
Distance from HOME: 0.6 miles

REM Hotel
Approximate rate per night: £71 – £115
Distance from HOME: 0.7 miles

Britannia Hotel Manchester
Approximate rate per night: £70 – £105
Distance from HOME: 0.8 miles

Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel
Approximate rate per night: £80-130
Distance from HOME: 0.8 miles

Britannia Sachas Hotel Manchester
Approximate rate per night: £59 – £89
Distance from HOME: 0.9

Holiday Inn Manchester – City Centre
Approximate rate per night: £76 – £148
Distance from HOME: 0.9 miles

ibis Styles Manchester Portland Hotel
Approximate rate per night: £115 – £130
Distance from HOME: 0.9 miles

Macdonald Manchester Hotel & Spa
Approximate rate per night: £76 – 179
Distance from HOME: 0.9 miles

Motel One
Approximate rate per night: £69 – £89
Distance from HOME: 0.9 miles

Travelodge Manchester Central Hotel
Approximate rate per night: £60 – £82
Distance from HOME: 1.1 miles

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

FAQs

How do I register on the day?

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

The registration area will be staffed by the ICO throughout the event. We’ll also be on hand to offer advice on topics including programming, distribution, audience development and much more.

When do the screenings happen?

A precise schedule is yet to be confirmed, but screenings and sessions will likely run between 9:00am and 6:00pm.

Where are the screenings held?

Screenings will be held in Cinemas 1, 2 and 3 at HOME.

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

There will be workshops, case studies, panels and presentations, along with a drinks reception in the evening.

Is there somewhere to get drinks and food onsite?

Refreshments and lunch will be provided on the day. You can also visit HOME’s café-bar and restaurant (ground and first floors) and nearby shops and restaurants if you prefer.

How accessible is HOME Manchester?

HOME Manchester’s Box Office and Bookshop are fully accessible and situated in the foyer. The cinema screens are situated on the top floor and are fully accessible via the lift, with wheelchair access in every screen. The café and bar areas on each floor of the building are fully accessible. There are also accessible toilets available on each floor. Wheelchair spaces are available in all areas of Theatre 1 (stalls, circle and gallery). For further details on accessibility at HOME, click here.

How do you select films for the programme?

At this event we’ll be looking for films for children and young audiences (from 16-30), bringing you a selection of the best independent titles coming into distribution so you’re empowered to make informed choices for young audiences during the summer holiday months. Alongside screenings, you’ll also have the opportunity to listen to expert speakers and case studies on young audience development and best practice programming and cinema marketing for children and young people.

Why can only four members of my organisation attend?

As we only have a limited capacity, we now limit the number of passes for any one organisation to four. This ensures that the largest number of organisations can benefit from our Screening Days events. 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. If you are unsure of your eligibility, email info@independentcinemaoffice.org.uk.

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.

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.

Terms and conditions

ICO Screening Days are industry events open to people working or volunteering in an organisation whose primary purpose is the exhibition of films to the public.

Please note: as all films screened at these events are previews, there is a press embargo including commentary on social networking sites and film forums.

How to apply

01

To register for Young Audiences Screening Day 2019, please select the number of passes you would like below.

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ICO Screening Days are industry only events. 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

Criteria

ICO Screening Days are industry events 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.

Please also note 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.

The deadline for early bird registration is Friday 15 March 2019.  The deadline for subsequent registrations is Friday 5 April 2019. A refund is available for cancellations up to Friday 12 May 2019.

Our events often sell out, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

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

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