The Independent Cinema Office, the UK’s national organisation for the development and support of independent film exhibition, has confirmed speakers for its two flagship courses this summer.

At the Developing Your Film Festival course to be held in Motovun, Croatia, in July, Tribeca’s Geoff Gilmore will deliver the keynote about “the film festival of the future.” Speakers will also include Goteborg’s Mikael Fellenius; FestivalScope’s Mathilde Henrot; and Vilnius’ Mindaugas Morkunas.

On the Creative Digital Marketing course, former BBC senior producer Hugh Garry will talk about how marketeers can think imaginativley about the digital landscape and online behaviour.

The eight-month programme (which kicks off later in June) will also welcome speakers including John Stack, head of digital at TAte; Cat Turner of Native LDN, and BFI’s head of digital content Anthony Thornton.

Catharine Des Forges, Director of the ICO, said: “We are thrilled to welcome our pioneering keynote speakers who join a growing list of industry experts on our flagship training courses this summer.  Our participants’ mission is bringing cultural cinema and a wider range of films to audiences, maximising their business and marketing skills is key, and at these courses we offer top level training informed by a culturally-led approach.”

More information on both courses here: