Our membership is at the very heart of what we do, so we strive to ensure that it represents the breadth and depth of the ever-changing film, television and games industries in the UK.
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts comprises of creatives and professionals working in and making a contribution to the film, television and games industries in the UK. Over the last several years, the Academy's Full membership has grown to approximately 7,500 professionals worldwide.
In recent years our aim has been to develop a broader, more inclusive and engaged membership that better reflects the ways our industries are evolving. We would like to continue in that same vein, fine-tuning our voting membership by, as always, putting achievement and expertise first but also by focusing on technical areas we feel are under-represented. To do that effectively, and to maintain the high standard of debate within the Academy community, we took a decision in January 2005 to place an overall cap on the worldwide voting membership which now stands at approximately 6,500. This means that places for voting membership are few, but we continue to welcome membership applications from a diverse range of backgrounds, crafts and specialisms so that we can ensure we're always giving a voice to fresh perspectives.
Benefits of Full Membership
Full members can register to vote in our annual Film, Television, Television Craft, Games and Children's Awards as relevant to their experience. In addition, all Full members have voting rights at the Annual General Meeting and for the election of Council and Sector Committees.
Screenings and Events
The Academy organises a regular programme of events around the UK, as well as in Los Angeles and New York. This includes feature film and television screenings plus lectures, debates, masterclasses, networking evenings and other industry-related functions. All of these are open to Full members at no charge
Full members have exclusive access to the members bar and restaurant at our home in London, BAFTA195 Piccadilly. Members also get preferential rates on hire of the Princess Anne Theatre and meeting rooms.
Tickets to our Awards ceremonies are available to Full members at preferential rates.
Our partners will often make special offers available to our members. This currently includes free weekday access to several UK cinema chains.