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BAFTA Breakthrough Brits, in partnership with Burberry

6 January 2015
Breakthrough Brits 2014

Latest news about Breakthrough Brits 2014, BAFTA’s initiative to support and celebrate up-and-coming British talent.

18 outstanding talents have been selected to take part in the Breakthrough Brits year-long mentoring and guidance programme. 

The BAFTA initiative, now in its second year, seeks out the stars of tomorrow, supporting their career development over the course of the year ahead. The Breakthrough Brits were chosen by a jury of industry experts after a UK-wide open call for applications and nominations.

The 2014 Breakthrough Brits were announced at an evening reception hosted by BBC Radio 1 presenter Greg James at the global Burberry flagship store, 121 Regent Street, in London. At the reception, actors Douglas Booth, Sam Claflin, Olivia Colman and George Mackay introduced the successful honourees to a room full of influential industry figures, all keen to meet and interact with the creative stars of tomorrow.

Successful Breakthrough Brits will receive non-voting membership of BAFTA for a year, giving them free access to BAFTA events and screenings and to our member’s space at 195 Piccadilly. In addition, BAFTA will support each Breakthrough Brit by working with them to tailor a programme of support, mentoring and career development in conjunction with industry professionals.

This year’s BAFTA Breakthrough Brits are 18 supremely talented individuals with great futures ahead of them. They will have the chance to meet with and learn from some of the most renowned names in the film, television and games industries.
Amand Berry, BAFTA CEO

Meet the 2014 Breakthrough Brits >

Read the 2014 Breakthrough Brits Event Brochure > 

What is BAFTA Breakthrough Brits?

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Who Was Eligible to Apply?

Exceptional individuals who are already working professionally in the Games, Film and TV industries.

All candidates had to be:

  • be aged 18 or over on 1 November 2014
  • be British nationals and currently residing in the United Kingdom

Candidates in Film and Television had to...

  • be making a name for themselves as a performer or in a craft specialism within film and/or television.
  • have been involved with a piece of work that has been, or will be, theatrically released in the UK or broadcast on a UK television channel between August 2013 and August 2014.
  • have undertaken their first lead or head of department role on a production where the completion date falls between August 2013 and August 2014.

Candidates in Games had to...

  • be making a name for themselves in their field within games.
  • have been involved with a piece of work that has been, or will be, published or released in the UK between August 2013 and August 2014.
  • have undertaken their first lead or impactful role on a game which is in a playable state by August 2014.

 If you have any questions about this initiative or would like to find out more about Breakthrough Brits, please contact [email protected]

BAFTA Breakthrough Brits is delivered in partnership with Burberry

BAFTA Breakthrough Brits is also supported by Rosewood London and Audi...

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