BAFTA Breakthrough Brits Open For Applications

Posted: 11th April 2016

BAFTA is welcoming applications for 2016's Breakthrough Brits from film, TV and games. Up to 20 newcomers will take part in a year-long mentoring programme. Breakthrough Brits are selected from across the crafts in film, television and games; applications are accepted from individuals of all backgrounds whether their experience is via formal education and/or employment or non-traditional routes. 

Applicants must be:

  • Aged 18 or over on 1 November 2016.
  • British nationals and currently residing in the United Kingdom.
  • Making a name for themselves in their field within the games industry or as a performer or in a craft specialism within the film and/or television industry

Film and Television

Applicants must have a professional credit on a piece of work that has been, or will be:

  • Theatrically released in the UK;
  • Broadcast on a UK television channel;
  • Commissioned and broadcast by an online broadcaster between August 2015 and August 2016, or is reasonably expected to at time of application.

Applicants who are writers, producers, performers or directors must have, at the time of application, completed at least one, but no more than two projects on which they had a lead role.

If from any other craft area, applicants must have, at the time of application, completed at least one project on which they had a lead or impactful role. 

For more information including eligibility criteria and application process, please see the BAFTA website.


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