Training Courses

Marketing Essentials - FHSE Training 2024/25

02/05/2024 - 02/05/2024

10:30am - 12pm, Online (Zoom)

Over the course of this year, Film Hub South East are running a series of free training sessions to support our members in their work to grow audiences for independent film in the region.

For our first event in the FHSE Training Programme 2024/25, we’re focussing on the most requested topic by members – marketing, with a session from Duncan Carson, Projects and Business Manager at the ICO.

Whatever the scale of your marketing operation, Duncan’s session will re-energise your approach. From how you communicate the overall experience of your venue (and not just the films), how to build new partnerships to reach new audiences to how you can understand your current audiences better, building relationships with them that see them coming back again and again.

Please see a schedule of upcoming Film Hub South East member training in 2024/25.


02/05/2024 - 02/05/2024
10:30am - 12pm, Online (Zoom)




Duncan Carson

Projects and Business Manager, Independent Cinema Office

Duncan Carson is the ICO Projects and Business Manager, working on (among other things) distribution and venue consultancy. He joined the ICO as Marketing and Communications Manager having worked as an editor and marketer in the publishing industry. He runs the itinerant screening programme Nobody Ordered Wolves, which shows neglected films across London. He’s taken his love of film in a lot of different directions including running a university film society, working with an independent distributor, running a pop-up screen in Hackney and lecturing on film. He has spoken at international events about social media, audience development and cinema marketing. After a year’s secondment at Curzon Cinemas, working on cinema marketing, CRM and audience development, Duncan re-joined the ICO in 2020 as Projects and Business Manager.


Marketing Essentials
2 May 2024, Online

Marketing Practicalities
July 2024, Online

October 2024, Cambridge

Engaging Disabled Audiences
January 2025, Online

Film Hub South East Forum
February 2025, In-person (location TBC)

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