Training Courses

FEDS 2016: Film Exhibition, Distribution & Sales Trainee Scheme


Encounters Film Festival, Bristol

The second iteration of our Film Exhibition, Distribution and Sales Traineeship scheme (FEDS) began in March and ran until November 2016.

We recruited 17 ambitious trainees from across the UK for a 9 month paid traineeship in a high-profile film company. We prioritised applications from Black, Asian and ethnically diverse people and those who consider themselves to have a disability, both underrepresented groups in the film industry.

This scheme was delivered under section 37 of the Race Relations Act.




Encounters Film Festival, Bristol

Glasgow Film, Glasgow

Film Africa Festival, London

Errol Flynn Filmhouse, Northampton

Genesis Cinema, London

About the 2016 edition

While the FDA worked directly with sales and distribution trainees, the ICO recruited, placed and are training the following five exhibition trainees:

Trainees undertook an office-based placement in film distribution, independent exhibition or international sales companies. As well as gaining hands-on experience of working in the film industry, these placements were enhanced with regular industry insider training, giving trainees a comprehensive overview of the industry.

Watch the video we made about FEDS with our 2015 graduates…

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