Certification and tax relief events

Here’s a timetable of our past and upcoming events where you will have an opportunity to hear more about the creative sector reliefs and certification and ask any questions.

Please click on the appropriate website link for further details.

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Upcoming events

Date Event Description Location Website
June 2017        
23 June Edinburgh Film Festival (EIFF) Senior Certification Analyst at the BFI, Christopher Halliday, is on hand to talk to you about the process for certifying your film, television programme or video game as British and accessing tax relief. Chris can talk you through the cultural test and official co-production procedures for your project. The tax relief can be worth up to 25% of your total budget. 15 min slots will run from 10am until 12pm, and he will also be available throughout the afternoon to meet up. Edinburgh EIFF
27 June Access to Funding with Games Lab Leeds Games Lab Leeds in association with Ukie is hosting a two-day workshop on Access to Funding. This will be presented by a host of industry experts and will cover all different types of funding available for games companies and how to maximise the resources available. Anna Mansi and Colm Seeley will be there on the Tuesday to provide more info on the Video Games Tax Relief and Cultural Test. Bradford Access to Funding
July 2017        
5 July CMC Senior Analyst Christopher Halliday will be at CMC for speed meetings. Sheffield CMC

Past events

Date Event Description Location Website
June 2017        
13-15 June Annecy International Animation Film Festival / Mifa Andy Wright will be available for 1-2-1 meetings for both UK and international producers who may need guidance on co-producing with the UK and qualifying as a British film/programme to access UK tax reliefs. He will be based at the Animation UK booth (4.B03). Annecy, France Annecy 2017
13 June Sheffield Doc Fest — Marketplace Christopher Halliday and Margherita Modeo are on hand to talk to you about the process for certifying your film as British and accessing tax relief to help finance your documentaries or other film projects. Sheffield Sheffield Doc Fest
7 and 8 June Xpo North The BFI certification unit is the first point of contact for applicants wanting to qualify their production as British in order to access the UK’s creative sector tax reliefs. Sign up for a focused meeting with Certification Analyst, Stuart Burnside and Senior Certification Analyst, Christopher Halliday to get professional advice and discuss your projects. Inverness Xpo North
1-3 June Feral Vector A festival “about making games and gamelike things” celebrating the cultural and creative side of games. The BFI Certification Unit is supporting the event, and video games analyst Colm Seeley is attending. He will be available to answer any questions about funding game projects using the creative industries tax relief and cultural test. Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire Feral Vector
May 2017        
19-22 May Cannes Film Festival 2017 Anna Mansi and Chantel Burrell will be hosting pre-booked 1-2-1 meetings for UK and international producers who may need guidance on co-producing with the UK and qualifying as a British film to access UK tax reliefs. Cannes, France We Are UK Film
April 2017        
20 April BFI Animation Seminar 2017 (with UK Screen Alliance) The BFI Certification Unit in partnership with Animation UK/UK Screen Alliance are hosting a half day seminar of panels and presentations for the animation sector. London BFI Animation Seminar
6 April Policy UK — Hit Play UK — The Interactive Entertainment Market and the UK Anna Mansi will be on the panel ‘Funding & Investment: Competing Internationally, Monetising IP & the Video Games Pipeline’ with Alex Tutty (Sheridans) and Paul Durrant (UK Games Fund). London Hit Play UK
5 April Digital Cities North East The Certification Unit will be having the first of their UK roadshow workshops. It will be an opportunity to discuss current or future projects for tax relief. Newcastle Digital Cities North East

Further tax relief events are being run throughout the UK and abroad, so please keep an eye on updates. If you wish to enquire about meeting at any of these events to go through the certification and tax relief process, please email: certifications@bfi.org.uk.

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