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BAFTA Seeks Crew Members for Skills Development Programme


The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) announced the call for applications for BAFTA Crew, the professional networking and skills development programme for below-the-line film and television practitioners. Applications are open at http://bit.ly/BAFTACrew to individuals from across the UK and, for the first time, to professionals living in London. The deadline for applications is Thursday 19 May 2015.

BAFTA Crew aims to support career progression by connecting crew talent with their peers and established industry figures throughout the country. The initiative is supported by Creative Skillset’s Film Skills Fund, which is funded by the BFI with National Lottery funds, through the Skills Investment Funds, and run in partnership with Creative England in the English regions.

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News| Nominations Announced for the British Academy Scotland New Talent Awards 2015

BAFTA Scotland New Talent Awards

(Image: 2014 winners)

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts in Scotland (BAFTA Scotland) has announced the nominations for the British Academy Scotland New Talent Awards 2015. The annual awards ceremony recognises, inspires and celebrates emerging practitioners from all over Scotland and gives up-and-coming screen industry talent an all-important platform to showcase their work to the wider industry. Thirty nine nominees have been selected across 13 categories by juries made up of industry professionals. 

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Meet the BAFTA Breakthrough Brits 2014


Reposted from BAFTA

Meet the newest stars of film, television and games, BAFTA's 2014 Breakthrough Brits.

BAFTA Breakthrough Brits, in partnership with Burberry, is a BAFTA initiative now in it's second year, developed with the ambition of celebrating and supporting the UK’s emerging talent. The 2014 group was carefully selected by a panel of expert jury members who included Richard Ayoade, Barbara Broccoli OBE, Mike Newell and Olivia Colman. 

The talented 18 new-comers were revealed on 27 October 2014 at an evening reception held at Burberry's flagship Regent Street store. The event was hosted by BBC Radio 1 presenter Greg James and each of the Brits were presented to a room full of influential industry figures. They are: 






Congratulations to all of the fabulous Brits named. 

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News| Chiwetel Ejiofer wins Bafta for best actor

Reposted from The Guardian

Chiwetel Ejiofer beat out Leonardo Dicaprio and Christian Bale to win the Bafta for best actor for his role in 12 Years A Slave, which also went on to win Best Picture. He drew huge cheers as he reached the podium to receive his award. "I'm so deeply honoured and privileged," he said, thanking director Steve McQueen. "Thank you for you work, your artisty and your passion in this project … to make it of such value, of such worth. This is yours by the way – I'm going to keep it, that's the kind of guy I am, but it's yours."

He thanked his fellow cast members, including Michael Fassbender, saying "you are a marvel" and called them all "an extraordinary group – everybody bringing an extraordinary passion to this project". He also thanked his family, telling his new niece and nephew, Hero and River, that: "we will endeavour to make a world you are proud of." 

See below for the full list of winners as well as Steve McQueen's speech upon winning the Best Picture award. 

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Prince William Backs Bafta Youth Campaign

Prince William says a few words about the British Academy Film Awards Fellowship (BAFTA/Brian Ritchie).

Reposted from Broadcast

Prince William is backing a new campaign to support young people from all backgrounds to enter the film, television and games industries. The Duke of Cambridge will attend the launch of Bafta’s Give Something Back campaign – a scheme that calls on members, awards winners and industry organisations to contribute towards its charitable activities including mentoring, scholarships, guest lectures and summer work placements.

During his visit to Bafta’s London headquarters on 18 November, the prince will give a speech and meet secondary school students taking part in a games design workshop.

“We look forward to welcoming our president, HRH The Duke of Cambridge, for the launch of ‘Give Something Back’, said John Willis, chairman of Bafta. “The Duke is a generous supporter of Bafta’s work to enable talented young people, regardless of background, to succeed in our industries. This includes giving his name to the Prince William Scholarships in Film, Television and Games, supported by Bafta and Warner Bros, which were awarded for the first time earlier this year.”

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Women Take the Lead in the Run for the 2013 BAFTA Rising Star Award

In a stark contrast to last year, it's all about the ladies in regards to the 2013 BAFTA Rising Star Award nominations as four out of the five shortlisted are female.

The EE Rising Star Award honours a young actor or actress who has demonstrated exceptional talent and ambition and has begun to capture the imagination of the British public. It is the only award voted for by the public at the EE British Academy Film Awards in 2013. Previous winners have included Adam Deacon and Noel Clarke.

See below for each of their profiles (courtesy of the BAFTA website) and make sure you click here to cast your vote. The winner will be announced at the British Academy Film Awards on February 10th at the Royal Opera House in London.

Good luck to all the nominiees!


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