06 January 12
Information about eligibility and rules for entry to the BAFTA Film Awards including voting procedures, film entry, schedule and rule book.
The EE British Academy Film Awards will take place on 10 February 2013. The deadline for submitting your feature film for entry and supplying all the materials outlined in the rules is 14 November 2012.
Deadline to enter films and submit screen credits via the Entry Portal
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Films must be released theatrically in the UK, within the Academy awards year:
1 January to 31 December 2012. Films that open between 1 January and 8 February 2013 inclusive may be 'qualified' by Distributors by being screened to Academy Film Voting Members by 20 December 2012.
To be eligible, a feature film must:
Any release pattern which falls outside of this definition will not normally be eligible. Please contact us if you are unsure.
Previously entered films are not eligible. Where a film is released in more than one language version, only one version can be entered and this should generally be the original language version.
Films from all countries are eligible in all categories, with the exception of Outstanding British Film, Outstanding Debut, Short Film and Short Animation which are for British films only.
There are additional eligibility criteria for some categories, please read the Rule Book for full details.
For the full details of entry for the British Academy Film Awards please download the official entry rule book via the link below.
Films must be entered for consideration by the film’s distributor or producer, or by a BAFTA film voting member.
Films must be entered via the online entry forms here:
Once an Entry Form has been submitted, the film’s Distributor will be asked to complete a Screen Credits Form. Alternatively, the film’s Producer may complete the Screen Credits Form.
On-screen credits are used to determine eligibility in all categories. The form must be completed in full and submitted accompanied by the film’s final opening and closing credit roll and the poster credit block. Additional supporting materials may be required for entries in some categories.
Any Screen Credits Forms received after the stated deadline will not be accepted. If the film's Producer or Distributor does not complete a form, BAFTA cannot guarantee the accuracy of credits listed for voting.
Short Film and Short Animation Entry
Entry for Short Film and Short Animation categories require completion of separate entry forms:
Follow the link for BAFTA Short Film and Short Animation entry information
If an entered film is withdrawn after the final Entered Films List is issued to members and voting begins then it cannot be entered in any subsequent year, even if its release date has changed.
Official Scrutineers: Deloitte LLP
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