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Why Film Fife Tay

Why Film Fife Tay

Diverse range of unique locations
Kinnoull Hill

“Of all the delectable islands the Neverland is the snuggest and most compact, not large and sprawly, you know, with tedious distances between one adventure and another, but nicely crammed.”

JM Barrie, Peter Pan – born Kirriemuir, Angus

Fife Tay offers a diverse range of accessible and film-crew friendly locations including those that have featured in internationally acclaimed film and TV productions. For inspiration, please go to our Featured Locations in Fife Tay.

We are a member of the Scottish Locations Network, collaborating closely with Screen Scotland and Film Offices UK.

World-class studios
Abertay virtual production studio

TayScreen has supported productions based at studios from Pinewood in southern England to Edinburgh and Cumbernauld in Scotland in addition to international productions. The UK offers extensive purpose-built studios and alternative stage space that host long and short-term productions of all sizes.

The Fife Tay region is within easy access of studios in the Edinburgh and Glasgow areas. There are Virtual Production facilities in Dundee and a range of production facilities including those at Abertay and Dundee Universities and Dundee & Angus, Fife and Perth UHI Colleges.

Find out more about studios in Scotland and the UK.


Generous tax reliefs
Tax incentives cash

Production in the Fife Tay region qualifies for the UK’s creative tax reliefs that are seen as the most transparent and inclusive in the world, with payable cash rebates of up to 29.25% on qualifying UK expenditure.

Productions are advised to engage with the British Film Institute (BFI) or the British Film Commission (BFC). They can provide guidance on the UK’s competitive and inclusive tax reliefs for qualifying films and high-end TV (HETV). TayScreen can help you to engage with them.

Reliefs are available for production of films, high-end TV, animation, children's TV, VFX and games. There are also tax incentives for Research & Development (R&D). 
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Award-winning talent and crew
Crew on location in Fife

The region is easily and quickly accessible for cast and crew from across Scotland, the UK and beyond. UK cast and crew are internationally recognised for their talent, professionalism and warm welcome. There is global demand for the UK’s award-winning and highly-skilled technicians and the capacity and extensive experience to deliver all kinds of productions right up to the highest scale feature films and TV.

The Scottish and UK Governments and industry invest extensively in training, skills and continuing professional development across fields where there is also growing convergence across both sklls and technology - film, TV, virtual production, games, animation and VFX.

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Film-friendly Fife Tay

Fife Tay makes it a priority to be film friendly to get your production going full steam ahead. To make sure you can get the best experience, we also collaborate with screen offices and commissions in Scotland and the UK. We have a Production Code that has been developed with the Councils of Angus, Dundee, Fife and Perthshire and organisations like Police Scotland. We also work with private and public film locations and services across the region to help all sides have the best experience. 

Please do get in touch for guidance on your plans and to make sure you get the right information, contacts and introductions at the earliest opportunity.

Take a look at some headline pointers and at the full Fife Tay Production Code.



Animation, Visual Effects/VFX & Post
Visual effects and animation concept

The Fife Tay region has a long-established track record of collaboration with the UK's vibrant and diverse animation, visual effects (VFX), and post-production industry. Numerous companies and studios offer a wide range of services for film, TV, advertising, gaming, and other media projects. The Universities of Abertay and Dundee have relationships with top animation, VFX, and post-production companies such as:

Framestore - renowned VFX and animation studio

The Mill - award-winning VFX and post-production company 

Double Negative (DNEG) - leading VFX and animation company

Leading animation companies in Dundee include the versatile Vivomotion and sensational Salamandra.

By the way, these tools are not just for entertainment. They also offer brilliant ways for all kinds of sectors to show, tell and sell. So that's things like service delivery, marketing, training and providing insights to R&D or your business including when you're looking to raise grants or investment.  We can also help you write a brief for your next project and source the services you need.

Film fabulous in Fife
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