The Independent Cinema Office (ICO) is the national organisation for the development and support of independent film exhibition in the UK. They exist to bring a wider range of films to a wider range of audiences. Their primary aims are to:
- Promote diversity in exhibition content, audience and location.
- Develop a culturally-led approach to an economically sustainable independent exhibition sector.
- Provide access to industry leading exhibitor training.
ICO act as programming advisors, distributors, consultants, development agents, and providers of training and other services.
Twice a year, the ICO runs national Screening Days events, providing exhibitors with the chance to watch key forthcoming independent releases. The events comprise intensive preview screenings of up to 25 features that will be hitting screens in the months ahead.
ICO is a strategic lead partner to the Film Audience Network (FAN).