Welcome to Brits to Watch, an initiative first set up by BAFTA in 2011 with the aim of showcasing the best of British emerging talent, on-screen and off-screen, with many of the world's most talented and influential people in film, television and video games. In achieving this aim we have worked in close partnership with our US branches, BAFTA in Los Angeles and BAFTA in New York. In 2013 we also began working with The British Council to launch Brits to Watch: The Screenings.
"Creativity and success are surely the spark of strong collaboration." Academy President, HRH The Duke of Cambridge
Nurturing talent is an essential part of BAFTA’s role in the creative industry and through Brits to Watch we hope to support talented individuals, strengthening their already promising careers by building a lasting and durable partnership with the top industry professionals in the US.
A series of showcase events, in partnership with British Council hosted by BAFTA in New York and Los Angeles over 12 months. On each occasion, a British talent, on the cusp of an international breakthrough will present a sample of recent work to an exclusive audience of film industry professionals.
The inaugural BAFTA Brits to Watch event took place in July 2013 with the support of newly married Royal couple and our President, HRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. 42 individuals were flown to Los Angeles for a celebratory event that showcased their work to the biggest names in the business including Quentin Tarantino
and Will Wright