International co-productions

The BFI can award National Lottery funding to support original live action or animation filmmaking to majority and minority UK co-productions.

As well as meeting other Discovery or Impact feature funding criteria, co-productions need to qualify as a British film under one of the following ways:

More information about qualifying as a British film.

Apply for funding

Applications for co-productions can be submitted to our Discovery or Impact feature funding, providing you meet the eligibility criteria in the guidelines.

If you have any questions relating to funding for co-productions, please email

We can provide assistance to applicants who have access requirements and need some support in order to make an application. See Access support for BFI funding 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.

Other resources