How to Programme Films for Independent Cinemas - Careers Talk with the ICO’s Mikaela Smith

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Event Date

Thu 09 Mar 2023

Event Time

10:00 - 11:00


Regent Street Cinema, 309 Regent Street, Marylebone, London, W1B 2UW, England

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All ages


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In this careers talk from the Independent Cinema Office, Film Programmer, Mikaela Smith, will share her experiences selecting films for independent cinemas all over the UK; how she started her career, the challenges and rewards involved in programming films for various audiences and events all over the country, and the joys of art house cinema. 


Mikaela Smith joined the Independent Cinema Office as a Film Programmer in 2022. Previously, she took the role of Programme Manager at Showroom Cinema in Sheffield in 2020, guiding the cinema through recovery and rebuilding audiences. Mikaela was at the Showroom for five years, taking on various roles in Programming and Audience Development. She originally joined the organisation through the ICO's FEDS scheme in 2017. She has been working across film programming, audience development and in cultural events since graduating from university in 2014.

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Regent Street Cinema


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