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BAFTA Breakthrough Brits open to UK citizens living in the US!

18 April 2019

BAFTA’s flagship new talent program opened on April 17th, 2019 and closes June 12th, 2019

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has today opened applications for Breakthrough Brits, which showcases and supports the next generation of creative talent across film, games, and television.

Now in its seventh year, Breakthrough Brits is open to emerging talent and for the first time, applications will be open to British talent living in the US as well as the UK.

BAFTA’s Breakthrough Brits, who are selected by a cross-industry jury of leading industry professionals, receive one-to-one mentoring and career guidance, access to BAFTA events and networking opportunities in the UK and internationally. Supporters of the initiative in recent years include actors Olivia Colman and Tilda Swinton, actor-producer Brad Pitt, directors Tom Harper and Barry Jenkins, game designers Brenda Romero and Tim Schafer, and actor-writers Sharon Horgan and Amy Schumer.

Since its launch in 2013, BAFTA Breakthrough Brits has championed over 100 talented newcomers, including actors Florence Pugh, Josh O’Connor, Malachi Kirby, Ray Panthaki and Molly Windsor, composer Segun Akinola, game producer Dan Gray, and directors Destiny Ekaragha and Michael Pearce. Previous Breakthrough Brits have gone on to flourish within their respective disciplines, many becoming BAFTA winners and nominees.

For more information about the program and eligibility, click here!

Industry professionals can also recommend someone by contacting [email protected]. BAFTA will then contact the recommended individual to invite them to submit an application before the deadline.