ICO Training Courses

Providing independent cinemas, film festivals and film societies access to industry leading best-practice exhibitor training.

ICO Training Courses

ICO training courses provide staff of independent cinemas, film festivals and film societies access to industry leading best-practice exhibitor training. Since 2003, the ICO have trained over 1,200 people from more than 900 organisations in 33 countries.

Courses take place around the UK and internationally on audience development, strategic income building, digital marketing, management skills and much more. In addition to the open courses the ICO also offer bespoke tailored events for organisations and individual one-to-one sessions.

In 2014 the ICO became the BFI’s National Partner on exhibitor training for the new FAN network. In addition to their current portfolio of training programmes the ICO and FAN will be developing new initiatives for this framework.

Forthcoming training sessions:

Take the opportunity to consult with a specialist and come away with invaluable insight, honest perspectives, impartial recommendations, and achievable objectives.

The ICO team is delighted to offer hour-long one-to-one sessions to cultural film exhibitors who would like advice on a specific issue or project relating to audience development, including:

  • film programming
  • funding
  • development plans
  • research
  • digital marketing
  • public participation
  • engagement and diversity
  • business skills

Bursaries available. Find out more here.

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