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
September 2016        
19 September The Encounters Producers Course One-day course that will explore traditional methods and practices whilst covering the most up to date issues related to animation and short film production, including the new UK tax break, financial incentives and distribution. Chris Halliday and Andy Wright will be talking through the tax reliefs in depth. Bristol Encounters Producers Course
22-23 September EGX and Investment Summit Certification unit will be part of the video games Investment summit and will be holding meetings over the two days at EGX. E-mail certifications@bfi.org.uk to book a meeting. Birmingham Investment Summit and EGX 2016

Past events

July 2016        
6 July CMC 2016 Andy Wright will be on the finance panel ‘Money Talks’ to talk about the animation tax relief and cultural test. Sheffield CMC
7 July London Unity Usergroup Meetup 54 Colm Seeley and Julia Brown will be giving a presentation on video game certification and tax relief. London LUUG
12 July Develop: Brighton Anna Mansi will be chairing the panel ‘How to Access Video Games Tax Relief’. The panel will talk explain accessing the video game tax relief, cultural test and have a case study. Brighton Develop: Brighton
June 2016        
9 June The Media Production Show Anna Mansi will be on the finance panel to talk about the success of the film tax relief and other creative sector reliefs. London The Media Production Show
14 June Sheffield Doc/Fest 2016 Members of the team will be attending for film certification & tax relief 1-2-1s as part of the Switchboard sessions at 1:30pm -3:00pm. It’s a drop in session so please drop by. Sheffield Sheffield Doc Fest
17 June Edinburgh Film Festival (EIFF) Chris Halliday will be attending for film and television certification (including co-production) & tax relief 1-2-1s Edinburgh EIFF
18 June Wales Games Development Show Colm Seeley and Stuart Burnside will be hosting 1-2-1 surgeries (sign up on site) and will have a table in the exhibition hall. Drop in sessions will be available. Cardiff Wales Games Development Show
24 June The Encounters Producers Course One-day course that will explore traditional methods and practices whilst covering the most up to date issues related to animation and short film production, including the new UK tax break, financial incentives and distribution. Anna Mansi will be talking through the tax reliefs in depth. Edinburgh Encounters Producers Course
May 2016        
5 May Interface Anna Mansi will be on a panel with Ukie and Saffrey Champness discussing the cultural test and tax relief. London Interface
14-16 May Cannes Film Festival Anna Mansi and Chris Halliday will be at the UK FILM centre from 14 – 16 May for 1-2-1’s and general advice and guidance on the UK film tax relief, to book a meeting please email certifications@bfi.org.uk Cannes Cannes Film Festival
31 May BFI Children’s Television Seminar The Certification Unit will be hosting an afternoon covering the Children’s TV tax relief alongside PACT and Skillset London BFI Children’s TV event
April 2016        
4-6 April MIPTV Andy Wright will be joining PACT on the UK Indies stand for 1-2-1’s and general info on the UK television tax reliefs Cannes MIPTV
5 April London Games Festival Anna Mansi will be doing a presentation on the video game tax relief, with a case study, as part of the Games Finance Summit (10.50am) London London Games Festival
7-9 April EGX Rezzed Certification unit will have a stand and be conducting videogame certification & tax relief 1-2-1s London EGX
March 2016        
10 March CMC Animation Exchange Anna Mansi will be on a panel to talk about the animation tax relief and joined by Andy Wright for 1-2-1’s London CMC
Date Event Description Location Website
February 2016        
11-21 February Berlin Film Festival Members of the team will be attending for film certification & tax relief 1-2-1s Berlin Berlinale
25 February Glasgow Film Festival Anna Mansi on the industry panel for funding Glasgow Glasgow Film Festival
January 2016        
18 January Pocket Gamer Connects London Members of the team presenting the video games tax relief London PGC London

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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