Bafta Scotland
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Membership in Scotland

07 February 11

Are you based in Scotland and involved in the Film, Television or Video Games industries? Find out more about BAFTA membership options.

There are five membership categories for people based in Scotland.

Click the links to find out more.

Branch Membership

Voting membership of BAFTA Scotland only

This category is available to individuals who:

  • Have a minimum of three years professional experience in the film, television or video games industries or in any field directly related to them (e.g. research, acting or teaching).

These members are entitled to:

  • Attend weekly preview screenings on Tuesdays in Glasgow and on Thursdays in Edinburgh.
  • Attend all events and special screenings held in Scotland.
  • Voting rights for the British Academy Scotland Awards
  • Members offers with Academy partners which are applicable to Scotland (currently include free admission to Cineworld cinemas, Monday-Thursday).

Branch membership is available at a discounted rate for members living outside the central belt of Scotland.

The deadline for applications for Branch membership is 1 June each year.

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Associate Membership

Voting membership of BAFTA Scotland with Associate (non-voting) membership of BAFTA

This category is available to individuals who:

  • Have a minimum of three years professional experience in the film, television or video games industries or in any field directly related to them (e.g. research, acting or teaching).

These members are entitled to:

  • All rights and benefits of Branch membership as above.
  • Use of the BAFTA members bar and restaurant at 195 Piccadilly in London.
  • Free access to BAFTA screenings and events in England and Wales.
  • Discounts on room hire at 195 Piccadilly.
  • All member offers with Academy partners (currently includes free access to Cineworld and Vue cinemas throughout the UK)

Associate membership is available at a discounted rate for members living outside the central belt of Scotland.

The deadline for applications for Associate membership is 1 June each year.

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Full Membership

Full (voting) membership of BAFTA including voting membership of BAFTA Scotland

This category is available through BAFTA to individuals who:

  • Are based in Scotland and have worked full-time for at least five years in a creative, technical or executive role directly related to the production of feature films, video games, and television programming broadcast in the UK.
  • Have made a significant contribution to their sector of the industry.

These members are entitled to:

  • All rights and benefits of Branch and Associate membership as above.
  • Voting rights for the British Academy Film Awards, British Academy Television Awards, British Academy Television Craft Awards, British Academy Children's Awards and British Academy Games Awards.

Full membership is capped, and available places are extremely limited.

The deadline for applications for Full membership is 31 March each year.

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Career Starter Membership

Non-voting membership of BAFTA Scotland only

Open to anyone based in Scotland who has less than 3 years professional experience in the film, television and video games industries or in any field directly related to them (e.g Research, acting or teaching). Must be already working in or actively pursuing a career in the industry, or be a recent graduate from a relevant course. Members may remain in this category for a maximum of three years.

These members are entitled to:

  • Attend weekly preview screenings on Tuesdays in Glasgow and Thursdays in Edinburgh.
  • Attend all events and special screenings held in Scotland.

The annual deadline for applications for Career Starter membership is 1 June.

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Student Membership

Non-voting membership of BAFTA Scotland only

This category is offered to students of film, television and video games studying in Scotland. Students must provide a copy of a current matriculation card as identification.

These members are entitled to:

  • Attend weekly preview screenings on Tuesdays in Glasgow and Thursdays in Edinburgh.
  • Attend all the events and special screenings held in Scotland.

The annual deadline for applications for student membership is 30 September.

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Membership Prices 2014/15

Full Membership: £280.00

Associate Membership: £175

Associate Membership (Country rate): £140

Branch Membership: £105.00

Branch Membership (Country rate): £70

Career Starter: £50.00

Student Membership: £35.00

All prices include VAT.

Country rates are available to members living outside the central belt of Scotland (generally defined as more than 50 miles from the centre of either Glasgow or Edinburgh, but at the discretion of the BAFTA in Scotland committee)

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For more information please contact BAFTA in Scotland .