BFI Network x BAFTA Crew reveal this year’s emerging filmmakers and their mentors

BFI NETWORK and BAFTA have revealed 20 emerging filmmakers and the mentors who have been supporting them for the 2021 BFI NETWORK x BAFTA Crew mentoring programme. Now in its third year, BFI NETWORK x BAFTA Crew supports filmmakers working across the UK, from regions and communities currently underrepresented in the screen industries, who are working towards their debut projects … Read more

BAFTA appoints Dame Pippa Harris DBE as vice president for television

BAFTA has appointed Dame Pippa Harris DBE as its vice president for television. Harris will serve an important ambassadorial role for the arts charity across the television sector, flying the flag for BAFTA’s charitable work in the UK and globally and formally supporting BAFTA’s President, HRH the Duke of Cambridge.   Former vice presidents for … Read more

BAFTA announces jury members for BAFTA Breakthrough 2021

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) announced the UK and US Jury members for this year’s BAFTA Breakthrough initiative, supported by Netflix. This year, talent will be selected through a panel of cross-industry juries across both the UK and US. The global juries took place virtually with leading figures across the film, … Read more

Winners of the 2021 British Academy Cymru Awards announced

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) in Wales, BAFTA Cymru, has announced the winners of the 30th British Academy Cymru Awards. The awards honour excellence in broadcasting and production within film and television in Wales and by the Welsh in UK productions, and serve to inspire the next generation of creative talent. Gangs … Read more

BAFTA Breakthrough opens applications in India for a second year

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) invites a new round of applications in India for its Breakthrough programme, in partnership with Netflix, from prospective talent across the film, games and television industries. The BAFTA Breakthrough India programme will once again identify, promote and support Indian talent within these industries on a global … Read more

Nominations announced for BAFTA Scotland Awards 2021

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts in Scotland (BAFTA Scotland) has announced the nominations for the BAFTA Scotland Awards in 2021, honouring the very best talent in film, games and television produced in Scotland over the last year. The highlights from the BAFTA Scotland nominations include: Five nominations for Limbo Three nominations for Line of … Read more

BAFTA Cymru announces free online events featuring this year’s nominees

The British Academy of Film & Television Arts in Wales has announced the line-up for BAFTA Cymru Awards 2021: The Sessions, an event-series celebrating some of the nominees and nominated programmes from the British Academy Cymru Awards. The series will be held online from 18-22 October, in the run up to the 2021 BAFTA Cymru Awards Ceremony on the 24 … Read more

BAFTA announces new dates and rules for Television and Television Craft Awards

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has confirmed the dates for the Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards and the British Academy Television Craft Awards 2022 ceremonies, as well as the official rules and guidelines following its annual review of all categories. The Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards will take place … Read more

Highlights from BAFTA’s ‘A Life in Pictures: Daniel Craig’

BAFTA, with the support of TCL Mobile, hosted a retrospective on Daniel Craig’s remarkable career in television, theatre and film at ODEON Luxe, Leicester Square. In a wide ranging discussion with Edith Bowman, Craig discussed some of his most iconic projects including Layer Cake (2004) and Knives Out (2019) as well as his final appearance as James Bond … Read more

BAFTA to host career retrospective with Daniel Craig supported by TCL Mobile

Daniel Craig will reflect on his film career in an exclusive live event hosted by Edith Bowman at ODEON Luxe, Leicester Square on Friday 24 September. The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has announced that Daniel Craig will discuss his career live on stage at an intimate ‘BAFTA: A Life in Pictures’ event supported by … Read more

BAFTA awards over £200,000 in scholarship and bursary funds

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) announced a new group of global recipients for its 2021/22 Scholarship Programme, which offers financial assistance to students studying film, games, and television courses in the UK and North America. Additionally, BAFTA has also announced the recipients of a new Career Development Bursary pilot. Funding has … Read more

BAFTA announces winners of 2021 GSA BAFTA Student Awards

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has announced the winners of the 2021 GSA BAFTA Student Awards in a digital ceremony hosted by actor Elliot Knight. The presentation is available to watch on BAFTA’s YouTube channel. The BAFTA Student Film Award for Animation was awarded to Hugo Caby, Antoine Dupriez, Aubin Kubiak, Lucas Lermytte and Zoé Devise … Read more

BAFTA confirms committee chairs and deputy chairs

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has announced the newly elected chairs and deputy chairs of its film, games and television committees. The chairs of the committees will also sit on BAFTA’s board of trustees. Anna Higgs has been elected as chair of the film committee, having held the position of deputy … Read more

BFI and DCMS support UK sales companies at Cannes in first awards from UK Global Screen Fund

The BFI has kicked off the UK Global Screen Fund with two early awards to support UK features in the Official Selection at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. The first tranche of money from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) funded £7m pot is being allocated through the fund’s international distribution strand, designed to … Read more

Mandy launches Mini Movie Fest 2021 – now accepting submissions

Mandy has launched their first Mini Movie Fest. This is your chance to showcase your filmmaking talents to their international community of 2.9 million users and a panel of BAFTA and Academy Award-winning judges from the worlds of TV and film. Open to filmmakers of all experience levels, you can win a whole host of career-boosting prizes, … Read more

BAFTA sets date for 2022 EE British Academy Film Awards

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has announced that the EE British Academy Film Awards will take place in London on Sunday 13 March 2022 and will be broadcast in the UK on BBC One. The EE British Academy Film Awards are BAFTA’s highest film honours, celebrating and rewarding excellence in film. This year’s … Read more

Applications are open for BAFTA Breakthrough UK and USA 2021

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has announced applications opening across the UK and USA for BAFTA Breakthrough 2021, BAFTA’s flagship talent support 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 … Read more

BAFTA announces finalists for 2021 GSA BAFTA Student Awards

BAFTA has announced the 15 finalists for the 2021 GSA BAFTA Student Awards. Following the announcement of two new awards – BAFTA Student Award for Games and BAFTA Student Award for Immersive – submissions were received from 126 schools in 34 countries and included narrative film, animation, documentary, 360 videos, Experiential VR, VR Games and … Read more

BAFTA announces winners of the Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has announced the winners of this year’s Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards, celebrating and rewarding the very best programmes and performances of 2020. The Awards were hosted by Richard Ayoade and featured performances by Years & Years and Alexis Ffrench and presenters including Adrian Dunbar, Bill … Read more

Learn from BAFTA-winning cinematographer Shabier Kirchner with ScreenSkills

As sponsors of the Photography & Lighting: Fiction category at the BAFTA TV Craft Awards, the ScreenSkills High-end Television Skills Fund presents a discussion featuring some of this year’s nominated cinematographers. In this one-hour session we’ll hear from talented professionals, including Small Axe‘s Shabier Kirchner, on the craft of cinematography, personal paths into the industry and, of course, their … Read more

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