The British Academy of Film and Television Arts is a membership organisation comprising creatives and professionals working in the film, television and games industries in the UK and around the world. Over the last several years, the Academy's membership has grown dramatically. We have developed a broader, more inclusive, more 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.
This means that places for voting membership are few, but we continue to welcome membership applications from individuals working across the industry so that we can ensure we're always adding fresh perspectives to the voting pool.
BENEFITS OF FULL MEMBERSHIP
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 or at preferential rates.
Advance information on all screenings and events is posted on the Academy website. Further screening and events information is included in a regular members email newsletter.
Full members may make use of the bar and restaurant at 195 Piccadilly in London. Members also get preferential rates on hire of the Princess Anne Theatre and meeting rooms.
Full members can register to vote in our annual 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.
Tickets to our Awards ceremonies are available to Full members at preferential rates.
Our partners will often make special offers for our members. This currently includes free weekday access to several UK cinema chains.