The British Academy of Film and Television Arts supports, develops and promotes the art forms of the moving image, by identifying and rewarding excellence, inspiring practitioners and benefiting the public.
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles is a Membership Academy organized under the California Nonprofit Benefit Corporation Law for public and charitable purposes.
The specific purposes for which BAFTA Los Angeles is organised is to:
- promote, maintain, improve and advance original and creative work among individuals employed professionally in film and television production and allied industries;
- to create and maintain a high standard of membership qualification;
- to preserve the heritage of the UK film, television, and allied industries;
- to encourage and promote research in the arts, sciences and techniques of film and television production and allied industries; and to that end to offer screenings, events, meetings, newsletters, lectures, seminars, and workshops, to co-operate with educational authorities and organizations to procure the better appreciation and understanding of film and television;
- to encourage the educational aspects of film and television and to encourage the foundation of educational departments of film and television studies;
- to print and publish and to distribute gratuitously or otherwise such books, papers, pamphlets and periodicals as may from time to time be calculated to advance knowledge and appreciation of the arts, sciences and techniques of film and television production;
- to engage in such other activities consistent with the specific purposes as BAFTA Los Angeles may decide from time to time.