As well as meeting other Production Fund criteria, co-productions need to qualify as a British film under one of the following ways:
- The cultural test for film
- The European Convention on cinematographic co-productions
- One of the UK’s official bi-lateral co-production agreements
More information about qualifying as a British film.
When we assess applications, priority will be given to projects where:
- a world-class, non-British filmmaker wishes to engage with UK talent or cultural content
- UK involvement enhances the international appeal of an exceptional project that has been originated outside of the UK
- an international project gives an opportunity to an outstanding, emerging talent from the UK
Apply for funding
Applications for co-productions should be made via the Production Fund.
If you have any questions relating to funding for co-productions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We can provide assistance to applicants who have a disability, are D/deaf, have a visual or hearing impairment or are neurodiverse, where this support is needed for someone to make an application. See Access support for BFI Film Fund applicants.
Additional resources for UK and international producers
UK Global Screen Fund
The UK Global Screen Fund, through its International Co-Production strand, offers non-recoupable grants of up to £300,000 for UK independent companies to apply as minority co-producers for feature films of all genres, and as majority and minority co-producers for TV projects in the animation and documentary genres.
Financed by the UK government’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, and administered by the BFI, the UK Global Screen Fund has been designed to boost international development and distribution opportunities for the UK’s independent screen sector, including film, TV, documentary, animation and interactive narrative games content.