Our membership is at the very heart of what we do, so we strive to ensure that it represents the breadth and depth of the ever-changing film, television and games industries.
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts is comprised of creatives and professionals working in and making a contribution to the film, television and games industries in the UK. Over the last several years, the Academy's Full membership has grown to approximately 7,500 professionals worldwide.
BAFTA relies on income from membership subscriptions, individual donations, trusts, foundations and corporate partnerships to support its ongoing outreach work.
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This category is available to individuals who have made a significant contribution to their sector of the industry and are based in the US, working full time for at least five years in a creative, technical or executive role directly related to the production of feature films, games and television programming released in the UK. Full Members have access to BAFTA screenings, events and benefits worldwide, and the ability to request voting for the BAFTA Awards for their approved sector; Film, Television or Video Games. Full membership applications are considered annually each Spring, and are awarded at the discretion of the BAFTA UK Board. The annual deadline for Full membership applications is March 31 of each year.
There are two types of Branch Memberships within BAFTA New York - Professional and Young Professional. Branch Members are entitled to attend our screenings and events in New York, in addition to the various other exclusive Membership Benefits but are not eligible to vote for the BAFTA Awards.
This category is available to those who are not eligible for Full Membership but are currently employed in the industry and have a minimum of 5 years professional experience in the film, television, digital media or games industries in New York or on the East Coast.
This category is open to those who are currently employed in an entry or support level position related to the film, television, digital media or games industries in New York or on the East Coast. Young Professional memberships are reviewed annually and members are given the opportunity to upgrade their membership once they have gained the requisite experience. Young Professional memberships are generally limited to four years.
Membership Rates 2017/2018
- Full Membership $400
- Professional Membership $350
- Young Professional Membership $200
For new Full and Professional Members an additional initiation fee of $150 is applicable. This is waived for new Young Professionals and for any individual who has been nominated for a British Academy Award.