BAFTA has a major role to play in supporting new talent – both by identifying and rewarding emerging talent and by connecting them with established practitioners.
Our New Talent Pyramid is a visual representation of how we support and develop talent...
Breakthrough Brits in partnership with Burberry is an initiative that supports and celebrates up-and-coming British talent by entering selected industry newcomers into a year-long mentoring and guidance programme that will shape their future career.
BAFTA's Scholarships Programme awards students in need of financial assistance to take a post-graduate course related to a career in film, television or games.
Joining BAFTA Crew places participants at the heart of a professional network with access to the best industry talent working in film and TV today. This year, BAFTA Crew is expanded to the nations, welcoming applicants from Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland as well as those based outside the capital to join this year-long networking and skills development programme.
BAFTA TV Forum: Generation Next returns this year with events in London and Salford. On Friday 9 May, Generation Next London will be for those who have already taken their first steps in television, have some experience under their belt and now want to find out more about how the industry works. Generation Next Salford on Friday 16 May will be aimed at anyone who is passionate about forging a career in the television industry.
Find out more: BAFTA TV Forum: Generation Next
The BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Forum helps new writers develop their work under the guidance of the very best in the business and introduces them to the industry.
Find out more: BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Forum
Our annual BAFTA Shorts tours take our nominated short films and animations on the road to venues around the UK and abroad. Where possible, the filmmakers take part in Q&As, revealing the secrets of their success.
Find out more: BAFTA's Short Film and Short Animation awards categories
BAFTA surveyed 2,077 young people aged 16-24, looking at their career decision-making process and influences, and 200 BAFTA members looking at their own road to success and their advice for young people.
The BAFTA Creative Skillset Guest Lecture Programme will see some of the UK’s leading craftspeople in film, television and games share their knowledge and expertise with students on Creative Skillset accredited courses across the UK.
The BAFTA Brits To Watch initiative first launched in 2011 and has evolved in 2013 to become Brits to Watch: The Screenings. The programme aims to support talented individuals, strengthening their already promising careers by building a lasting and durable partnership with the top industry professionals in the US.
Find out more about Brits to Watch >
Find out about the latest development in the initiative, BAFTA Brits to Watch: The Screenings >
Our mentoring programme brought a professional perspective to the creative work of young people.
Find out more: BAFTA Youth Mentoring
BAFTA Scotland’s New Talent Awards recognise the next generation each year.
Find out more: BAFTA Scotland's New Talent Awards
BAFTA Young Game Designers inspires 11-16 year olds to try their hands at game design, in the process learning more about the games industry and how they might fit into it
Find out more: www.bafta.org/ygd
BAFTA’s internships offer young people the chance to get a foothold in a career in a cultural organisation.
Find out more: BAFTA Internships
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