UK Tax Relief For Short Films


If your film qualities you can claim back up to 20% of your budget with the UK Government Film Tax Relief.


In order to claim the FTR, your film has to pass a number of conditions, including:


- Pass the BFI’s Cultural Test. This is achieved by collecting at least 18 points in their 35 point system.


- Be “intended for theatrical release”


- The film is made by a UK limited company registered for Corporation Tax.


- At least 10% of your “Core Expenditure” was in the UK.



Short Film Tax Credit Application


  • Enter the name of your Ltd company SPV.
  • Please upload a copy of your LTD company Certificate of Incorporation. If you do not have one please set one up at https://www.companiesmadesimple.com/ or a similar service
  • Drop files here or
    Please upload a copy of each SPV directors passport and utility bill (no older than 3 months from todays date)
    This will need to be set up before the project starts
  • Drop files here or
    Apply for one here https://www.bfi.org.uk/apply-british-certification-tax-relief/cultural-test-film If you have already received your certificate please upload this here too.
  • Enter the total budget
  • Upload your budget in spreadsheet format.
  • A description of your confirmed investments.
  • This will be required when we proceed to the loan agreement.
  • A copy of the full script
  • A copy of the film's schedule
  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
    Please enter the start of filming