The Animation tax credit is very successful in attracting productions to the UK, but as other territories also seek a piece of that action, we must ensure that our animation sector remains globally competitive.
Following our campaign for public funds for this first rung on the creative ladder, the BFI have been consulting on a new animated shorts fund.
We work with the DIT, BFI and regional screen agencies to give the sector has an effective presence at overseas programme markets like Kidscreen and Annecy. We participate in the Creative Industries Trade and Investment Board.
6 January 2019
The proposed post-Brexit visa system could limit the VFX and animation industries’ access to the international talent which it needs to succeed and continue to grow. We ask for reductions to fees and lower salary thresholds.
23 July 2019
UK Screen Alliance succesfully lobbied MAC to expand the Shortage Occupation List for roles in VFX and animation. We also want roles on the list to be exempt from the Immigration Skills Charge.
The supply of home-grown skills is an area in which UK Screen Alliance and Animation UK members have made considerable efforts in recent years, such as schools outreach, careers advice, apprenticeships, and engagement with FE and HE.
UK Screen's Apprenticeship Levy Transfer Fund, known as the ALT Fund, has at least £150,000 available for apprenticeship training in small and medium sized visual effects, post-production and animation companies.
We are founding partners in Access:VFX, a global collective of VFX/animation studios that strive to increase inclusion in our sector. Access:VFX provides mentoring, schools outreach, careers information and opportunity for under-represented groups.