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 2018        
26-27 June XpoNorth 2018 Stuart Burnside and Niall Davies from the certification unit will be on hand in the Trade Stand area to discuss qualifying for tax relief under the cultural test. 1-2-1 sessions will also be available on both days. Inverness XpoNorth
27 June Ukie International Games Funding Conference Anna Mansi will be doing a presentation on how to qualify for the Video Games Tax Relief. Liverpool Ukie International Games Funding Conference
27 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 1-2-1 meetings
July 2018        
4 July CMC 2018 Andy Wright will be on the BFI produced panel ‘What a Relief!’ from 2-3pm in the HUBS Common Room. Come along to hear of various case studies with tax reliefs, from key industry figures. Afterwards speed meetings will be available for a chance to talk to the speakers. Sheffield CMC 2018

Past events

Date Event Description Location Website
June 2018        
14 June BFI Video Games Day 2018 In partnership with Creative Scotland and The University Of Glasgow, the BFI Certification team will be producing another video games day mini-conference exploring business, culture and community in the Scottish and wider UK video games industry with panels, presentations and discussions. The Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh BFI Video Games Day 2018
12-14 June Annecy International Animation 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. Feel free to drop by or contact andrew.wright@bfi.org.uk to book in a meeting. Annecy, France MIFA
12 June Sheffield Doc Fest — Marketplace Margherita Modeo and Chantel Burrell 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. It is part of the Switchboard session between 1pm and 3pm. The Switchboard is located inside the Reception Room of Cutlers’ Hall (same floor as the café), upstairs in Cutlers’ Hall. Sheffield Sheffield Doc Fest
1 June Norwich Gaming Festival The BFI and Sheridans present a tutorial for new and emerging game developers. The talk features a step-by-step guide on how to set up a company, a summary of how much this costs and how to best position this company to access private and public. Anna Mansi and Stuart Burnside from the certification team will be on hand to answer questions about tax relief. Norwich Norwich Gaming Festival
May 2018        
11-14 May Cannes Film Festival 2018 Anna Mansi and Chris Halliday from the Certification team will be available for 1-2-1’s at the UK Film Centre. If you would like to discuss how to qualify as a British project in order to access the UK Creative Industry Tax Reliefs, you can book a meeting by e-mailing certifications@bfi.org.uk or see the link for more information. Cannes Cannes 1-2-1 meetings
3 May GaMaYo Anna Mansi will be attending and will be on hand to talk about the Video Game Tax Relief. Leeds GaMaYo
March 2018        
21 March #Include Game Developer conference where Anna Mansi will be attending as a speaker. Ukie, London #include
February 2018        
23 February BFI Children’s Television Seminar The Certification team in partnership with Saffery Champness will be hosting an afternoon Children’s TV seminar. It will include panels and presentations on the Children’s TV sector, the tax relief, diversity and skills. This is a free event; please sign up to attend via the link. MediaCityUK, Manchester Children’s Television Seminar
17-19 February Berlinale 2018 Chantel Burrell and Margherita Modeo from the Certification team will be available for 1-2-1’s at the UK Film Centre, Stand 39. If you would like to discuss how to qualify as a British project in order to access the UK Creative Industry Tax Reliefs, you can book a meeting via the right-hand link. Stand 39, EFM, Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin UK Film Centre
January 2018        
24 January GamesForum 2018 Members of the Certification team will be at ‘The Games Business Workshop’ providing information and advice on how to qualify for the Video Games Tax Relief (10:30am-12:30pm) London The Games Business Workshop

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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