Screen Scotland Funding

Funds to support domestic and international productions looking to shoot in Scotland.

Screen Scotland funding is available to:

  • Producers based outside Scotland who are developing and producing projects with writing and/or directing talent based in Scotland, and that promote Scotland, Scottish talent, crews, locations and tourism, and also benefit the Scottish economy
  • Scotland-based producers working in live-action, animation, documentary and broadcast content, to develop a range of feature film and TV projects that reflect Scotland’s culture, creativity and diversity

We also have a recce fund to provide support for productions looking to film in Scotland.

Film Development and Production Fund

Our £4 million Film Development and Production Fund can consider applications for feature films that will be made in co-production with Scotland, where these involve Scottish based talent.

Production Growth Fund

Our £2 million Production Growth Fund can consider applications from companies based outside Scotland with projects that aim to grow Scotland’s screen production sector by creating employment opportunities for Scottish crews, encouraging the use of production facilities, and delivering a direct and significant economic benefit to Scotland.

Recce Fund

For productions wishing to explore Scotland, the Screen Commission recce fund can provide practical help.

Broadcast Content Fund

The £3.5 million Broadcast Content Fund considers applications for broadcast content projects of all genres, including drama series, made in co-production with Scotland. The fund prioritises projects with the potential to generate lasting benefits to build companies of scale, reflect or promote Scottish culture, creativity and diversity, as well as projects which offer significant opportunities to people currently under-represented in the screen sector.

UK Tax Incentives

Scotland is part of the UK and therefore all UK film tax incentives and UK co-production treaties apply in Scotland.

For full details of UK film tax relief, cultural test and co-production treaties, please contact the British Film Commission: