This year the ICO Autumn Screening Days will be hosted by Phoenix Cinema in Leicester. As one of our members Phoenix is Leicester's centre for independent Cinema, art and digital culture. Across their four modern screens they show everything from micro-budget independent films to the latest Hollywood blockbusters.

"We have had a great relationship with Film Hub Midlands since is inception that has benefited both our audience development and the breadth & reach of our cinema programme, and we are keen to continue to be a member for the programme opportunities, advice and support the Hub provides."

Screening Days is an in person and online event where the Independent Cinema Office screen the key new titles in distribution coming up over a season so you can plan on how to get audiences for them. The event will include the usual in-person preview screenings on two days only, Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 November, with a selection of films from the programme available online from Monday 13 to Sunday 19 November.

This year the ICO have announced a new opportunity for theatrical distributors to attend an audience development day  (i.e., staff of cinemas and mixed art venues that screen primarily on DCP) on Friday 10th November.

The registration deadline for passes is 5pm, Friday 27 October.

Find out more on the ICO website