Find out what members of BAFTA enjoy
Full members are invited to register to vote in our annual Film, Television, Television Craft, Games and Children's Awards. We encourage members to participate in voting for sectors that reflect their experience in industry. Whilst we welcome an unlimited number of new members each year, there is an overall cap on the number of members who have voting rights for the British Academy Film Awards. The number of members who vote for the Film Awards stands at approximately 6,500. This means that our new members are not automatically allocated voting rights for the Film Awards but are invited to register an interest in being considered in September ahead of the new season. Members based outside the UK are currently only able to vote in four categories for the Television Awards (Mini-Series, International, Single Documentary and Single Drama), and two categories for the Children's Awards (International and Feature Film). Members based outside the UK cannot currently vote in the Television Craft Awards however can vote across all categories in the Games Awards.
In addition to Awards voting, all Full members have voting rights at the Annual General Meeting and for the election of Council and Sector Committees. BAFTA’s Sector Committees recommend to the Board of Trustees how best to carry out the Academy’s mission in their respective industry sectors, while the Board itself manages the business of the Academy and is the ultimate authority on its affairs.
Screenings and Events
The Academy organises a regular programme of screenings and 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 for our members to inspire discovery and champion excellence by showcasing the best British and international talent. All of these are open to Full members at no charge and can be accessed via the members’ area of the website.
At the heart of year-round learning programmes, exhibitions and awards ceremonies is our iconic London home, 195 Piccadilly. Full members (and up to four guests) have exclusive access to 195 Piccadilly, the members bar and restaurant at our home in London.
Members also receive preferential rates on hire of the Princess Anne Theatre and other meeting rooms and event spaces within 195 Piccadilly. By choosing to host your event with us, not only will you enjoy the very best hospitality service but you will be supporting BAFTA’s work in upholding the gold standard and ensuring a very bright future for excellence in film, television and games.
BAFTA holds a variety of Awards ceremonies throughout the year, each one celebrating and rewarding talent within the moving image industries. Our Full members have access to tickets to our Awards ceremonies at a preferential member rates.
Our partners will often make special offers available to our members. This currently includes free weekday access to several UK cinema chains.