Elevate Online: Leadership programme for cinema professionals

Course type

Short Course


3 days

Elevate Online is a FREE bespoke training experience that will accelerate your development through a holistic approach incorporating expert support, coaching and peer-to-peer learning. This is your opportunity to make sure your film career is moving in the right direction.

Participants will gain:

  • a greater ability to inspire and manage teams (including external clients and suppliers)
  • improved confidence and renewed motivation in their work
  • a wider network of contacts to help them to grow sustainable businesses
  • a clear set of individual career aims and objectives and the ability to articulate their professional development plan

Course content

The course will be taught over six, two-hour online modules, in which delegates will build their management confidence through self-awareness, feedback and the development of a proactive personal and team development plan. Thre will also be three individual coaching sessions. 

  • Module one: self awareness
  • Module two: applying SDI
  • Module three: understanding resilience
  • Module four: managing time and personal motivation
  • Module five: developing an online presence
  • Module six: strengths-based coaching

Full syllabus.

Sessions will run on Wednesdays, 10am-12pm from 5th August to 9th September

Coaching sessions will take place over the phone, date to be arranged with individual coaches.

Who it's for

We are looking for ambitious people who have experience managing projects within film exhibition.

This might include projects in programming, marketing, publicity, finance, venue management, audience development, and education and outreach. We also welcome applications from freelancers and entrepreneurs running exhibition enterprises.

We want to make the film industry more inclusive. People of colour and people who consider themselves to have a disability are underrepresented in cinema and film festival jobs, particularly in mid to senior management levels. We welcome applications from these groups.

Course free due to ScreenSkills funding

This training addresses an industry skills shortage and is subsidised by ScreenSkills as an investment in the professional development of people working in the UK screen industries.

Contact information

Training provider

Elevate Online: Leadership programme for cinema professionals

Independent Cinema Office

Our mission is to develop an open, challenging and thriving film sector. We are the UK’s national body that supports independent cinemas, film festivals and exhibitors of all forms. We want everyone to have access to cinema that nourishes the soul and changes lives.

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