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UK: Co-Production Overview

National Fund

BFI

(British Film Institute)

http://www.bfi.org.uk/film-industry


Contact concerning documentaries:

For initial queries producers can go to the following link to get in touch with the fund. http://www.bfi.org.uk/form/film-fund-enquiry


Documentary profile of Fund

TOTAL ANNUAL AMOUNT FOR PRODUCTION SUPPORT

The BFI Film Fund launched a separate scheme for documentary-only production funding for the first time in 2013. Projects are selected for two yearly-pitching sessions – Sheffield Doc/Fest in June and London in December.


Co-production profile of Fund

NUMBER OF CO-PRODUCTIONS SUPPORTED

1


MAJORITY PRODUCERS FROM

Israel


TOTAL ANNUAL AMOUNT FOR CO-PRODUCTION SUPPORT

Information not available


MOST IMPORTANT NATIONAL RESTRICTIONS

To apply the film needs to qualify as a British film. This implies a list of criteria, a.o. if the project is set in the UK, is based on British subject matter, language, British cultural heritage etc.


OTHER FUNDS THAT FUNDED CO-PRODUCTIONS

Out of the 5 regional funds Creative England, Creative Scotland, Northern Ireland Screen, Screen Yorkshire and Film Agency Wales, only the latter has supported co-productions with a foreign majority producer. The support in 2015 was for an Irish production with a total funding of 120.000 Euro.