Qualifying your film, high-end television (HETV) programme, animation programme, children’s television programme or video game (VG) as British is the gateway to enable you to access the UK’s creative sector tax reliefs. British certification is also required for projects which are seeking funding from the BFI Film Fund or the screen agencies in the UK’s nations and regions, and may also be a requirement for entry to some film festivals and awards ceremonies.
The BFI Certification Unit is your first point of contact. The unit offers advice on qualification under the cultural tests, the UK’s bi-lateral co-production agreements and the European Convention on Cinematographic Co-production.
Image: Notes on Blindness (Dirs. James Spinney & Peter Middleton)