Bafta Breakthrough 2022 applications open for entry across the UK

BAFTA announces applications opening across the UK for BAFTA Breakthrough 2022, the arts charity’s flagship talent initiative in partnership with Netflix.   The initiative, previously known as Breakthrough Brits, has been running in the UK since 2013 and in the US and India since the global expansion in 2020. BAFTA Breakthrough is a global new … Read more

Virgin Media BAFTA TV Award winners announced

BAFTA announced the winners of the Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards, celebrating and rewarding the very best programmes and performances of 2021. The Awards were hosted by Richard Ayoade at the Royal Festival Hall on London’s Southbank, and featured a red carpet performance by George Ezra. A host of British stars attended the event, … Read more

Winners of BAFTA TV Craft Awards announced

BAFTA has announced the winners of tonight’s British Academy Television Craft Awards, celebrating the very best behind-the-scenes television talent of 2021. The ceremony was hosted by Mel Giedroyc, and featured guest presenters including; Ade Adepitan, Aisling Bea, Mary Beard, Olivia Colman, Natalie Emmanuel, Prasanna Puwanarajah, Tony Robinson and Harry Trevaldwyn. Landscapers, the drama mini-series inspired by … Read more

BAFTA television nominations announced

BAFTA has announced the nominations for the Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards and British Academy Television Craft Awards. These awards recognise and celebrate the very best in television craft and television programmes broadcast in the UK in 2021. The Virgin Media BAFTA TV Awards ceremony takes place on Sunday 8 May on BBC One … Read more

BAFTA announces 900 new members joining since 2020

BAFTA has announced that over 900 industry professionals have joined its global membership since 2020 as the arts charity continues to work towards growing an inclusive membership representing the very best of the film, games and television industries.  BAFTA has also opened applications for its new membership tier, Connect, specifically created for emerging and mid-level … Read more

DNEG receives BAFTA Award for Special Visual Effects on Dune

DNEG received the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) award for Special Visual Effects for its work on Dune. Four out of the five films nominated in BAFTA’s Special Visual Effects category featured DNEG-led VFX work; the other nominees were No Time To Die, The Matrix Resurrections and Ghostbusters: Afterlife. DNEG’s BAFTA award for its VFX work on Dune further … Read more

BAFTA 2022 Film Awards: Dune wins include best cinematography; Power of the Dog named best film

The 2022 BAFTA Film Awards returned as an in-person ceremony at London’s Royal Albert Hall to celebrate the very best in film of the past year. Dune led with five wins including Cinematography for Greig Fraser ASC ACS and wins in the Production Design, Special Visual Effects, Sound, and Original Score categories, while The Power … Read more

BAFTA unveils its Breakthrough India participants for 2022

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has unveiled ten emerging talents from across the Indian film, games and television industries that will participate in the ‘BAFTA Breakthrough India’ initiative supported by Netflix. The ten names were selected by an eminent jury consisting of industry experts including AR Rahman, Apurva Asrani, Anupam Kher, … Read more

Into Film and BAFTA spotlight women working in the creative screen industries

During a live event in London, education charity Into Film and global arts charity BAFTA co-hosted an International Women’s Day panel to coincide with National Careers Week for selected schools in the capital. Film critic and broadcaster, Rhianna Dhillon, hosted the panel for secondary school and sixth-form goers about the importance of equal representation in … Read more

The 31st British Academy Cymru Awards are open for entries

The Awards will take place in October 2022 with nominations announced on 6 September 2022.  BAFTA in Wales has published the rules, eligibility and timeline for the BAFTA Cymru Awards in 2022. From 1 March, entries will open with changes to the eligibility criteria for The Breakthrough Cymru Award, which is open to Welsh individuals … Read more

The British Academy Children’s and Young People Awards returns

BAFTA has announced the return of the British Academy Children’s and Young People’s Awards on Sunday 27 November as part of a weekend festival, marking a renewed focus on children, young people and families. The Awards ceremony, a celebration of the best in children’s television, film and games, will be the culmination of a weekend … Read more

BAFTA Elevate 2022 is now open for applications

BAFTA has opened applications for the next Elevate, its industry initiative which supports individuals from under-represented backgrounds, who have faced barriers to career progression in the screen industry. Now in its fourth edition, Elevate will champion talented producers in both scripted and unscripted disciplines, working across film and television. Mariayah Kaderbhai, head of programmes at … Read more

Benedict Spence / This Is Going to Hurt

HEART OF THE ACTION At times hilarious, at times devastating, seven-part series This Is Going to Hurt follows Adam (played by Ben Whishaw), a junior doctor as he wends his way through the ranks of hospital hierarchy. Based on Adam Kay’s award-winning international multi-million selling memoir of the same name, the series is produced by … Read more

Nominations announced for the EE British Academy Film Awards

BAFTA has announced the nominations for the EE British Academy Film Awards in 2022, celebrating the very best in film of the past year. Huge congratulations to all the nominees, including those in the Cinematography category – Ari Wegner ACS (The Power of the Dog); Bruno Delbonnel ASC AFC (The Tragedy of Macbeth); Dan Laustsen … Read more

Nominees announced for the 2022 EE Rising Star Award ahead of the BAFTAs

the five nominees for this year’s prestigious EE Rising Star Award, now in its 17th year, were announced as part of a virtual event livestreamed from BAFTA’s redeveloped headquarters at 195 Piccadilly in London. Hosted by BAFTA Chair Krishnendu Majumdar and film broadcaster Edith Bowman, the highly anticipated 2022 nominee shortlist was revealed by 2021 … Read more

BFI and albert announce Wales to develop a ‘Screen New Deal’ sustainability plan

The BFI and BAFTA albert have announced that Wales has been selected to put environmental sustainability recommendations for screen production into action in Screen New Deal: Transformation Plan. The initiative is a follow-up to the Screen New Deal report released in 2020, which explored the carbon impact of the film production sector and proposed a … Read more

HRH The Duke of Cambridge joins BAFTA to announce new initiative

During a visit from its president, The Duke of Cambridge, BAFTA announced plans to supercharge its support of talented individuals from under-represented groups wishing to pursue a career in the film, games and television industries. Informed by ongoing research with industry practitioners from under-represented groups on the barriers to progression in the screen industries, BAFTA … Read more

BAFTA reveals longlist for the EE British Academy Film Awards in 2022

BAFTA has revealed the longlists for the EE British Academy Film Awards in 2022. This longlisting round was introduced in 2021 for the EE British Academy Film Awards resulting in three rounds of voting.  The publication of the longlists follows the BAFTA 2020 Review, whereby over 120 wide-ranging changes were introduced across voting, membership and … Read more

BAFTA announces expansion of North America operations

BAFTA has confirmed the expansion of its North America operations, including the formation of the inaugural North America board and the appointment of its chair, Kathryn Busby, president of original programming at Starz, and deputy chairs, actor Elliot Knight and Karl Stewart, CEO, Thunder Child and president, of 1TwentyFour. The new structure unifies BAFTA’s New … Read more

John Keedwell GBCT: “Looking forward to 2022”

LOOKING FORWARD TO 2022 I think I can speak for many people when I say 2021 was not a favourite year on many levels. Many restrictions on travel and simply working together in a closed environment have caused major disruptions and scheduling issues. Going in and out of lockdowns has caused a great deal of … Read more

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