Film London's Exhibitors' Surgery

Film London’s Exhibitors’ Surgery

Would you like some FREE consultation advice to help plan, market, or fund your festival?

You bring the project; we bring the expert advice in one-to-one sessions tailored precisely to your needs.


Date:                      Thursday 28 May 2009
Venue:                   Film London, Suite 6.10, Tea Building, 56 Shoreditch High Street E1 6JJ

Time Slots:            1-1.30pm,  1.30-2pm, 2-2.30pm,  2.30-3pm,  3-3.30pm,  3.45-4.15pm,  4.15-4.45pm,  4.45-5.15pm,  5.15-5.45pm,  5.45-6.15pm

These open-access advice surgeries are on offer to cinema staff, film festival organisers, film education officers, arts officers and anyone with questions relating to screening films. It's a chance to get help with marketing, PR, event planning, budgeting, audience development or any matters in the field of film exhibition, and to benefit from the many networks of which Film London are a part of.  This service will help you if you have questions such as:

-          What schemes/funds can I apply for?

-          Does this budget look right?

-          How can I reach a new audience?

-          How do I improve my press reach?

Some of the many Quotes:

“It was interesting talking to you today during the surgery and landing straight from Cannes, it was good to have a local reality-check. We have learnt a great deal and truly hope that you will see our project under the light it deserves”

“Just to say that it was nice to meet you yesterday at the Audience Development Surgery. I appreciate your advice and understand your general note of caution. I imagine you get quite a few people like me coming to you with enthusiastic plans but little experience of how things actually work - in which case I can only salute your unending patience !  I shall look into opportunities for film club-style screenings, with an eye on occasional cinema screenings down the line”

May Advisor – Anna Kime


Anna is Marketing and Development Coordinator for the ICO, the national support organisation for the development of independent cinemas throughout the UK. She is responsible for the promotion and delivery of ICO tours working with partners to curate and organise touring programmes of film that would not otherwise receive a national release. Current projects include ¡Viva! Spanish & Latin American Film Festival on tour with the Cornerhouse, Manchester; the BFI Mediatheque on tour (current programmes are Bombs at Teatime, Before Midnight, Housewives’ Choice, Britain at Bay and The Big Smoke) and the London Australian Film Festival on tour with the Barbican, London. She also manages ICO Screening Days, a biannual event for UK independent exhibitors, providing exhibitors with a crash course in key forthcoming releases and networking opportunities.

In August 2007 Anna went on secondment, to deliver a project for Film London assessing cinema provision for children and families at 10 London cinemas as part of the 3rd London Children’s Film Festival. Previously to being at the ICO Anna was Assistant & Marketing Manager at the Arts Picturehouse, Cambridge, Programming Assistant to the then Creative Director of City Screen and Festival Manager for the 24th Cambridge Film Festival. She graduated from University of Brighton in 2003 with BA (Hons) Critical Fine Art Practice.


How to Book


To book a place, please send an email to: stating your name, organisation, job title, which slot you would prefer, outline idea of what you would like to discuss with an adviser so that you can be allocated someone with relevant experience.


If you have any queries, please contact Tracey Joseph at

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