As well as meeting other Production Fund criteria, co-productions need to qualify as a British film under one of the following ways:

More information about qualifying as a British film.

Minority co-productions

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

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.

Useful links for UK and international producers