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British films and tax relief

Useful information on qualifying your film as British; under the Cultural Test, a bi-lateral co-production treaty, or the European Convention.

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Films can qualify as British in one of three ways. They must meet the requirements of one of the following:

  • One of the UK's official bilateral co-production treaties; or
  • The European Convention on Cinematographic Co-production; or
  • The Cultural Test (Schedule 1 to the Films Act 1985).

The following pages on our website have important information that you should read:

  • Co-production: Information on qualifying as a British film via the UK's official bi-lateral co-production treaties or the European Convention
  • Cultural Test: Information on qualifying as a British film using the Cultural Test.
  • Tax relief: Information on the UK's system of tax relief for British Films.
  • European Certificate of British Nationality: Information on qualifying for a European Certificate of British Nationality.