Film Festivals and the Film Distribution Cycle, with Kate Taylor (Independent Cinema Office)

From the final cut to the projector beam, this workshop will discuss the nitty-gritty of film exhibition and distribution. How and why do films make it onto cinema screens? What are the processes, organisations, obstacles and industrial quirks of the business, and who can help you on your way?


Kate Taylor of the Independent Cinema Office will take you on a tour of the film festivals, white cubes, black boxes, indie distributors, arthouse programmers and curious multiplexes that should be on your radar if you’d like your film accompanied by the munching of popcorn. 


When: Wed 19 February. Registration from 10.45am for a prompt 11am start (latecomers may be refused entry). Ends 1pm.


Where: BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art (Level 1 Cinema), Gateshead Quays, South Shore Road, Gateshead, NE8 3BA.


Registration: Please click here to register. Thanks to the support of our funders there is no charge for this event, however a refundable £10 attendance deposit applies. (This will be refunded the day following the event to those who have attended the whole workshop and should clear back into your bank account within four working days at most. Please note that we reserve the right to refuse entry or the return of deposits to those who arrive late.)


Payments are processed via PayPal and may be made either with a PayPal account or with credit/debit card. We regret that we are unable to invoice or take payment by cheque. Please note that cancellation refunds cannot be made within a week of the event (i.e. after 11am on Wed 12 February).


You may register for more than one ticket at a time but are asked to provide individual registration information for each guest. If we receive multiple registrations in the same name we will contact you for the missing information required by our funders.


Kate Taylor is Exhibition and Distribution Officer for the Independent Cinema Office, where she programmes for several arthouse cinemas and works on theatrical distribution. The ICO is the national organisation for the development and support of independent film exhibition in the UK. Working in association with independent cinemas, film festivals, film societies and national agencies, they exist to bring a wider range of films to a wider range of audiences. For more about the ICO click here. Follow them on Twiiter at @icotweets



Film festivals & the film distribution cycle is the fourth workshop to be delivered as part of Northern Film & Media development programme The Artist’s Cut. The Artist’s Cut is funded by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and by the European Regional Development Fund and is delivered in partnership with BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art.


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