We've announced the full list of key dates and published the Rules and Guidelines for the EE British Academy Film Awards, which take place on Sunday 10 February 2019.
A summary of key dates is below:
|Monday 1 October||Entry deadline for short film entries|
|Tuesday 23 October||
Entry deadline for Stage One submission of feature film entries (confirming film eligibility, which categories each film will be entered into and entries for the performance categories)
Entries for the British film categories should be submitted to the BFI for consideration against their Diversity Standards by this date at the latest
|Thursday 22 November||
Entry deadline for Stage Two submission of feature film entries (confirming candidates for nomination in all other categories)
|Friday 30 November||
Details of all entered films and performances sent to Film Voting Members and entrants
|Friday 7 December||Deadline for comments and queries about entry listings|
|Wednesday 12 December||
Films opening for UK general release after 1 January 2019 must be screened to members before this date
|Friday 14 December||Round One voting opens|
|Wednesday 2 January||18:00 Round One voting closes|
|Thursday 3 January||EE Rising Star Award nominees announced|
|Wednesday 9 January||
Nominations AnnouncementRound Two voting opens
|Wednesday 6 February||18:00 Round Two voting closes|
|Friday 8 February||
All entered films to have screened to the public by this date
|Saturday 9 February||BAFTA Nespresso Nominees’ Party|
|Sunday 10 February||EE British Academy Film Awards|
The updated Rules & Guidelines include the new eligibility requirement that all entries into two British film categories – Outstanding British Film and Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer – will now be required to meet at least two of the four BFI Diversity Standards, as BAFTA continues to take a leading role in increasing diversity in front of and behind the camera.
The EE British Academy Film Awards are BAFTA’s highest film honours, rewarding the best work of any nationality seen on British cinema screens. Award winners at the 2018 ceremony included Gary Oldman for Leading Actor, Frances McDormand for Leading Actress, Sam Rockwell for Supporting Actor and Allison Janney for Supporting Actress; the Fellowship, the highest honour bestowed by the Academy, was awarded to Sir Ridley Scott.
The full list of dates and the new Rules & Guidelines can be found at http://awards.bafta.org/entry
For further information, please contact:
T: 020 3003 6327
E: [email protected]
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) is a world-leading independent arts charity that brings the very best work in film, games and television to public attention and supports the growth of creative talent in the UK and internationally. Through its Awards ceremonies and year-round programme of learning events and initiatives – which includes workshops, masterclasses, scholarships, lectures and mentoring schemes in the UK, USA and Asia – BAFTA identifies and celebrates excellence, discovers, inspires and nurtures new talent, and enables learning and creative collaboration. For advice and inspiration from the best creative minds in working in film, games and television, visit www.bafta.org/guru. For more, visit www.bafta.org.