BAFTA Television and Television Craft nominations announced

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has announced the nominations for the Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards and British Academy Television Craft Awards. These awards reward the very best in television craft and television programmes broadcast in the UK in 2020. The Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards ceremony takes place … Read more

BAFTA announces jury for Breakthrough India 2021

Jurors for 2021 include Anupam Kher, Mira Nair, Monika Shergill and Siddharth Roy Kapur, among others. BAFTA has announced the illustrious list of jury members for its debut BAFTA Breakthrough India initiative, supported by Netflix. Distinguished professionals from across the film, games and television industries came together to select this year’s talented honourees. The Jury … Read more

BAFTA announces restructure of senior management team

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has announced a restructure to its senior management team. The executive team, including the newly formed role, executive director of PR & communications, will report into BAFTA’s chief executive Amanda Berry OBE & chief operating officer and managing director of BAFTA enterprises, Kevin Price. The new … Read more

BAFTA UK scholarship programme applications are now open

Applications are now open for BAFTA’s UK scholarship programme. BAFTA’s UK scholarship programme is part of the organisation’s charitable activity to support talented people at all stages of their career in film, games and television. The programme is open to British citizens in need of financial assistance to take eligible undergraduate and postgraduate courses in … Read more

DNEG wins Special Visual Effects BAFTA for outstanding work on Tenet

Acclaimed visual effects and animation company DNEG has been honoured with the Special Visual Effects accolade at the 2021 EE BAFTAs for its work on Christopher Nolan’s Tenet.  DNEG’s visual effects team, led by overall VFX supervisor Andrew Jackson and DNEG VFX supervisor Andrew Lockley, collaborated closely with special effects supervisor Scott Fisher and the … Read more

Iconic director Ang Lee to be honoured with BAFTA Fellowship

Ang Lee is to be honoured with a BAFTA Fellowship at the EE British Academy Film Awards. The Taiwanese filmmaker will be awarded the prestigious accolade for his multi-nation, genre-bending contributions to world cinema. Awarded annually, the Fellowship is the highest accolade bestowed by BAFTA upon an individual in recognition of an outstanding and exceptional … Read more

March 2021: Nominations and innovations

Here in British Cinematographer’s Hollywood bureau, we await our second Pfizer shot, while gearing up to attend – virtually, of course – the coming ASC and Oscar awards. Normally, this column would be reporting on how they were. You will have been well-versed in the nominees by the time this runs, naturally, and it would … Read more

Adobe and BAFTA unite to bring more diverse voices to the film industry

Adobe has joined forces with the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) in support of its Learning and Inclusion programme. This month, BAFTA unveiled the most diverse British Academy Film Awards nominations in its history, which is reflective of the Academy’s drive to address underrepresentation in the screen industry. Adobe is supporting the … Read more

Screen industries unite to tackle bullying, harassment, and racism

The BFI and BAFTA have announced the next stage of ground-breaking work to tackle bullying, harassment and racism in the workplace with a new employer Action List for the film and television industry, as The Film and TV Charity launches new services, providing immediate support for workers. The announcement comes as Equality and Human Rights … Read more

BAFTA Film Awards: the nominations

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has announced the nominations for the EE British Academy Film Awards in 2021, celebrating the very best in film of the past year. A total of 50 feature films received nominations today. Highlights include: Seven nominations for Nomadland and Rocks Six nominations for The Father, Mank, … Read more

Philippe Rousselot ASC AFC

LIGHT FANTASTIC Philippe Rousselot ASC, AFC has been fêted with BAFTA, Cesar and Oscar and was the 2020 recipient of the Camerimage Lifetime Achievement Award. The distinguished French cinematographer tells British Cinematographer about his filmmaking philosophy. “I was sent to a winter camp aged 11,” recalls Rousselot of his cinematic awakening in 1956. “I was … Read more

BAFTA reveals longlist for the EE British Academy Film Awards

The British Academy of Film & Television Arts (BAFTA) has revealed the longlists for the EE British Academy Film Awards in 2021. The publication of the longlists follows the BAFTA 2020 Review, whereby over 120 wide-ranging changes were introduced across voting, membership and campaigning to address a lack of diversity in the 2020 Film Awards … Read more

BAFTA Breakthrough India announces deadline extension, following surge of nationwide applications

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has extended the deadline for submission of applications for BAFTA Breakthrough India by two weeks, from 25 January 2021 to 8 February 2021. The initiative, supported by Netflix, generated a consistently high flow of applications from all across India, leading to an extension of the application … Read more

albert launches revamped production carbon calculator and certification toolkit

albert has launched its updated carbon calculator and certification toolkit. The two products form the cornerstone of albert’s offering to the industry, helping TV and film productions to measure their carbon impact as well as take active steps towards reducing it. The calculator was originally launched in August 2011 with the support of the albert … Read more

BAFTA Breakthrough opens applications in India

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has opened applications for BAFTA Breakthrough India, supported by Netflix. The initiative marks BAFTA’s first steps into India, showcasing and supporting the next generation of creative talent in film, games and television globally alongside the UK, USA and China. BAFTA also announced composer A. R. Rahman … Read more

BAFTA announces Breakthrough UK and US talent 2020

  The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has announced the 2020 BAFTA Breakthrough participants, supported by Netflix – consisting of 34 of the most promising future stars of film, games and television in both the US and UK. In May, BAFTA announced the global launch of BAFTA Breakthrough, the only new talent … Read more

Mark Jenkin / Bait

Hooked! Mark Jenkin / Bait Hooked! Mark Jenkin / Bait Captured on Kodak B&W 16mm film, director Mark Jenkin’s unique, ultra-low budget movie, Bait (2019), released in the UK by the BFI (British Film Institute), earned widespread critical acclaim, multiple awards and turned in impressive results at the box office. Here the director shares details … Read more

Deakins and 1917 add BAFTA prize to ASC accolade

1917 walked away with the most awards at this year’s EE British Academy Film Awards with seven, and it was DP Roger Deakins CBE BSC ASC who took the award for ‘Best Cinematography’. He is now the most decorated BAFTA winner in the Cinematography category with five wins, with Emmanuel ‘Chivo’ Lubezki AMC ASC and … Read more

Nominations announced for 2020 EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA)

BSC member Roger Deakins CBE BSC ASC is amongst five nominees named for the ‘Cinematography’ award at the 2020 EE British Academy Film Awards, taking place on Sunday 2nd February. Deakins is a contender for the award for his work on 1917 and the nomination adds to his selection for contention in the 34th ASC … Read more

Helicopter Film Services chooses to balance its Carbon Emissions in a ‘First in The Sector’ Move

“We took the decision to ‘Do The Right Thing’ because aerial filming leaves a fairly hefty carbon footprint. Our contribution will support exceptional Plan Vivo projects achieving indigenous reforestation in Nicaragua, and protecting forests through support for threatened hunter-gatherer tribes in Tanzania. We encourage the rest of our sector to follow suit!” In what is … Read more