Independent Cinema Office

Independent Cinema Office

At a glance

Causes

  • Arts

Other details

Geographical remit: 
National - Britain

Objectives

We are the national support organisation for independent cinemas including festivals, community cinemas and film societies. Our portfolio of services includes programming advice and booking services; advice and information; training; delivering events; consultancy and distribution.  We offer free or low-cost services to organisations and other public bodies.  Through our work we aim to enable a wider range of audiences to see a wider range of films.

Activities

We are a one-stop shop for all independent exhibitors in the UK, building capacity in organisations to deliver a healthy, sustainable, independent exhibition sector.  We run a yearly programme of events including our flagship Screening Days programme,  we offer training courses in everything from business skills, marketing and audience development, digital marketing and social media and leadership and management skills.  We supply content in the form of archive films, animation, films for children and family audiences and help support their release in order that venues and festivals can expand their programmes and engage with wider audiences from all sections of the community.  We offer informed and neutral advice in order to build sustainable businesses which showcase the best of cinema as an art form.

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