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These terms and conditions apply to the 2013 Breakthrough Brits initiative (the “Initiative) and any content you submit to BAFTA in support of your application (as described below). Please read them carefully as they affect your rights and liabilities under the law. If you do not agree to these Terms and Conditions, please do not register for the Initiative or submit any content – by doing so you will be deemed to have accepted these Terms and Conditions. If you have any questions on the Terms and Conditions, please contact email@example.com
You (or your nominated representative) may enter the Initiative by submitting a completed online entry form which must be accompanied by your showreel and your CV. Your entry form and your showreel are together referred to in these terms and conditions as the "Content". If you submit an incomplete application form or you fail to submit a showreel and CV by the closing date you will not be eligible for consideration in the initiative. Applicants may also choose to include the following with their application; images, a headshot or, in the case of games, an information document telling us where and how to access your game.
We understand that many writers do not have showreels of their work and so writers are exempt from the requirement to submit a showreel. We ask that you submit a full industry CV that clearly lists your credits to date. This must include the production title, your specific role on it e.g. lead writer and the date it was produced. Supporting materials such as script extracts will be required at the longlisting stage.
Anyone who is over the age of 18, is a British passport holder and a resident of the UK may enter. You must be able to demonstrate that you are a resident of the UK for the entire duration of the Initiative and beyond. In addition, you must satisfy the entrant experience criteria set out below. A further condition of entry is that you must be available for the Breakthrough Brits day which is being held in central London on 21st October 2013 and be based mainly in the UK for any subsequent mentoring sessions and events until October 2014.
The Academy is looking for exceptional individuals who are already working in the Film, TV or Games industries for this Initiative. It is open to on screen and off screen talent across the full range of crafts that BAFTA rewards through our Film, TV, Craft, Games and Children’s Awards ( click here for more about BAFTA's Awards ).
You will have been involved with a piece of work that has been theatrically released, broadcast or published between October 2012 and October 2013 in either a supporting or leading role. Your first lead role on a production should also happen during this time, though it may still be in production.
The major work cited is expected to be a feature film, broadcast programme or video game set for production or release in 2013 however the Academy will consider shorts, commercials, online programmes, apps and music videos as supporting material for your application.
You must submit your application form, CV and show reel online at as part of the application process . The materials submitted must be in a format suitable to upload (i.e. .mov) Please check the film specification guide before entering.
You can upload your Content to the Website from 4 June 2013 unless we let you know otherwise via a message on the Website.
All Content must be received by us via the Website no later than 10am on 8 July 2013. Please take into account the time it might take your content to be uploaded to the Website - don't leave it too late!
A showreel is required from all applicants apart from writers. Aside from showcasing your work and experience, we want to see evidence of where you have led on projects. As such, this content should take priority in your showreel. All clips must be clearly labelled with the title of the production, the date of release (if applicable) and your role. Showreels without clips labelled in this way will not be considered.
Total running time for show reels may be up to 5 minutes.
BAFTA will contact you the w/c 29 July if you have been selected for the long list. References will need to be provided at this point by those shortlisted and you may be required to submit further information. Those from the long list selected to be a Breakthrough Brit will be notified w/c 9 September.
You represent, warrant and agree that:
1. You are the owner of all the rights in the Content or you have sought and received written permissions from owners of all materials featured in the Content, there are no disputes regarding ownership of the Content and you have the full authority to submit the Content.
2. No Content (or part thereof) submitted by you will:
(a) be false or misleading or omit information that should be disclosed by you or which infringes the copyright, moral right, performing rights, rights of privacy, trade mark or other proprietary right of any third party;
(b) constitute a misuse or unauthorised disclosure of any confidential information belonging to a third party;
(c) contain software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to affect the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment;
You indemnify BAFTA against all claims, costs proceedings, demands, losses, damages, expenses, including legal costs or liability whatsoever arising directly as a result of any breach by you of any representations, warranties or other terms contained or implied in this Agreement.
By entering the Initiative, you agree to be named in the media and to participate in as many promotional and press activities as possible before, during and after the event, including:
1. Media interviews
2. Photo opportunities
If you're one of those selected as a Breakthrough Brit 2013, we expect you to attend the daytime and evening activity in London which takes place on 21st October 2013.
We ask that you do not make any announcement or issue any publicity if you are shortlisted for the Initiative without our knowledge.
If you are selected as a Breakthrough Brit 2013, you will be permitted to describe yourself as such for the year following the date of the award. No other use of any BAFTA intellectual property (including trademarks and other logos) is permitted without BAFTA’s prior written approval.
BAFTA cannot take responsibility for any loss or damage to the Content or the materials on which the Content is delivered to us – you provide all such delivery materials to us at your own risk.
We cannot return any of the Content materials to you so please ensure that you keep copies of all materials delivered to us as part of your submission.
The Sub-Committee and Jury decisions in all matters regarding the Initiative and the shortlist and finalists are final and no correspondence will be entered into.
BAFTA accepts no responsibility for:
Lost, late, incomplete or undelivered entries, notifications or communications; showreels not labelled with entrants job role; or
Any event which may cause the Initiative to be disrupted or corrupted. We will use our reasonable efforts to ensure that our website is available during the period for submission of entries but we make no guarantees and accept no liability for any failure in the availability of our website.
Proof of submission of Content shall not be proof of receipt. Receipt time will be based on time clocked on the BAFTA website server.
BAFTA reserves the right at its sole discretion to:
Disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process including but not limited to any unauthorised use of any computer program, script, or any other device or methodology or process intended to automate any aspect of the entry and voting process or engineer any result of voting.
Cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the initiative; or
Amend these terms and conditions where reasonably necessary. We will post a notice on the website of any such amendments but your continued use of the website will be deemed to be acceptance by you of any such changes.
You release and hold BAFTA from any and all liability and any injuries, loss or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with this initiative to the extent permitted by law.
These terms and conditions shall be governed by and in accordance with the laws of England and each party submits to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.