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ICO Young Audiences Screening Day


The ICO’s Young Audiences Screening Day is an industry screenings event showcasing films for children and young audiences (16-30 years old). As well as screenings, the event will incorporate capacity building sessions on how best to develop audiences for a diverse range of cinema aimed at young audiences.

Sessions will be targeted both towards venues that are just starting to think about creating programmes for young people, and venues that are keen to expand or develop their offer. In addition, you'll be able to meet and network with fellow exhibitors.

Confirmed sessions:
  • Florine Wiebenga, Head of Education at Amsterdam's Eye Filmmuseum, on working with young adult audiences and the rewards of engaging with the next generation of cinemagoers.
  • Want to start a young audiences programme but don't have the funding? Jen Skinner, Audience Development Manager, Reel Solutions, will be revealing how to you can engage audiences on a shoestring budget.
  • You've got the tots into the cinema, but how do you keep them coming as they outgrow your programmes? Mike Tait, Youth Development Officer, Dundee Contemporary Arts, will present his Shorts for Wee Ones package and offer advice on how to get and maintain young audiences year after year.
  • Thinking about setting up a young programmers group? Dan Thomas, BFI FAN, will talk through what he's learnt through the Young Film Programmers Network Forum, getting into the nitty gritty of what works and what obstacles you might face in creating an interactive space for young audiences.
  • Into Film will be joining us to talk about their Get Into Film YouTube channel and their plans to engage 16-19 year olds with cinema.
The deadline to book for this event is 14 April. For more information and to apply please visit ICO’s website.

5 May 2017


  • Showroom Cinema
  • 15 Paternoster Row
  • Sheffield
  • S1 2BX
Apply here

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