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Community Outreach and Education

From screenings of inspirational family films, to acting classes and filmmaking projects, the charitable work of BAFTA Los Angeles is of great importance to the organization.

Our outreach work has been commended by the City of Los Angeles and the Department of Recreation and Parks. In April 2010 BAFTA Los Angeles was commended by the County of Los Angeles “in recognition of dedicated services to the affairs of the community and for the civic pride demonstrated.”

Using the arts to empower, motivate and inspire...


BAFTA TV Forum: Generation Next at MediaCityUK, Salford on 16 May 2014. A day of sessions dedicated to inspiring and developing the careers of up-and-coming television professionals.

High School Mentoring

BAFTA Los Angeles has a long-term relationship with the teachers and students of George Washington Prep. Our members regularly visit the school to speak with the students making them more aware of the many varied skills involved in the film and television industry and the opportunities that might be available to them.

Students have received Masterclasses in writing, editing, make-up and set design from some of the entertainment industry’s top practitioners. Through a partnership with the New York Film Academy, some of our most outstanding students have gone through an intensive film training program that prepares them for higher educational film courses.

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Inner City Cinema

Our Inner City Cinema program aims to bring films and filmmakers to the city's most underprivileged areas. 

By bringing the joy of cinema, we seek the narrow the gap between Hollywood and the broader Los Angeles communiy, and inspire young people to get interested and involved in filmmaking.


Inner City Scholarships

BAFTA Los Angeles provides an annual scholarship to Inner-City Filmmakers, a non-profit organization that provides year round education and job placement for diverse disadvantaged youth. 

Additionally, the New York Film Academy annually provides three scholarships to students identified through our High School outreach work, to attend an intensive summer filmmaking workshop at Universal Studios.