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International strategy

The BFI’s International Strategy aims to help UK film achieve maximum economic growth and cultural reach.

The strategy is the result of detailed consultation and research with the BFI’s partner agencies and industry stakeholders.

The International Strategy is underpinned by a budget of £1.5m per annum for the duration of Film Forever, the BFI’s five year plan which runs to 2017.

We identified a number of key areas for support and intervention on which the BFI will lead, and which will encompass and inform the activity of our funded partners and other agencies.

Key areas for support and intervention

  • Co-production

    Qualify for tax relief as an official co-production for film, high-end television, animation and children’s television programme.

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  • Distribution and exhibition funding

    Distribution and exhibition funding

    We support high-quality British and independent releases, increase film choice for audiences and offer a springboard for UK film exports.

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  • We Are UK FILM

    We Are UK FILM

    We represent UK filmmaking internationally at festivals and markets.

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