Applications are open for the 2020 London Animation Business Exchange

The Vancouver Film Commission and Film London have partnered to host six BC producers in London for four days, and participate in a series of business events designed to stimulate more co-production between UK and Canada.

The programme also includes VIP tickets to attend the British Animation Awards event, celebrating some of the best animation and artists in the UK.

The programme is supported by Film London, Vancouver Film Commission, CMPA-BC and Creative BC. The package offered to the successful producers will include complimentary three nights accommodation** and hospitality costs. The participating producers will be responsible for covering the cost of their flights. The British Animation Awards is a major event in the UK Animation calendar and more info can be seen here.


  • Information sessions on co-production structures between the UK and Canada, provided by top accountancy and legal experts
  • Learn about animation tax credits, including project benefits and financing opportunities
  • Go on location in London, including visiting prominent Animation studios
  • Attend the British Animation Awards 2020, and have the opportunity to meet the UK’s top producers and production companies
  • Access excellent international networking opportunities, including meeting like-minded animation professionals and hold deep discussions around structuring co-productions

Who Should Apply

The Vancouver Film Commission is accepting applications from production companies or producers with previous broadcast or theatrical credits, who have Animation projects with an international appeal, and are looking for international co-producers or broadcast sales, especially from the UK.


How To Apply

Please apply by emailing David Shepheard ( January 23 with a short statement explaining why attending this trip would be beneficial for your company. Please include a treatment of projects under development that fit the criteria.

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The Vancouver Film Commission and Film London have partnered to host six BC producers in London for four days, and participate in a series of business events designed to stimulate more co-production between UK and Canada.

About the Vancouver Film Commission

VEC is the economic development agency for the city’s businesses, investors and citizens. It works to strengthen Vancouver’s economic future by supporting local companies, attracting high-impact investment and promoting international trade in the world’s fastest-growing, low-carbon economy. VEC works collaboratively to position Vancouver as a global destination for innovative, creative, diverse and sustainable development.

VEC supports high-growth economic sectors, including digital entertainment, film & TV, and technology, providing investment intelligence and business development services. These include delivering proactive investment attraction initiatives for the media & entertainment sector; assisting companies, studios and associations in navigating Vancouver; supporting talent and businesses with international recruitment initiatives and local career fairs; and publishing original research about media & entertainment.

Located in the heart of downtown, the Vancouver Economic Commission respectfully acknowledges that it is located on the unceded ancestral territories of the Musqueam, Tsleil-Waututh and Squamish nations.

About Film London

Film London is the capital’s screen industries agency. We connect ideas, talent and finance to develop a pioneering creative culture in the city that delivers success in film, television, animation, games and beyond. We work to sustain, promote and develop London as a global content production hub, support the development of the city’s new and emerging filmmaking talent and invest in a diverse and rich film culture. Funded by the Mayor of London and the National Lottery through the BFI, we also receive support from Arts Council England and the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Film London’s activities include:

  • Maintaining, strengthening and promoting London’s position as world-class city to attract investment through film, TV, animation and games
  • Investing in local talent through a range of specialized production and training schemes
  • Boosting employment and competitiveness in the capital’s screen industries by delivering internationally facing business development events
  • Maximizing access to the capital’s film culture by helping audiences discover film in all its diversity
  • Promoting London through screen tourism

Film London also manages the British Film Commission ( through a public/private partnership which is funded by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport through the BFI, and the Department for International Trade.

** Film London can assist extending your stay at the partner hotel at discounted rates if required.

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