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BAFTA Breakthrough UK

Event: Breakthrough Brits Photoshoot Date: Saturday 7 & Sunday 8 October 2017 Venue: The David Lean Room, BAFTA, 195 Piccadilly-Area: Official 2017 Breakthrough Brits Portraits by Charlie Clift BAFTA/Charlie Clift

Applications for BAFTA Breakthrough UK 2020 are now open.
The deadline is Wednesday 22 July at 5pm GMT.

Meet the 2019 Breakthrough Brits here.

BAFTA Breakthrough UK, formerly known as BAFTA Breakthrough Brits, showcases and supports the next generation of British creative talent in film, games and television, identifying excellent individuals who have had a breakthrough year in the industry.

Every year, up to 20 on and off-screen talented newcomers are selected by a stellar industry Jury to take part in the Breakthrough UK year-long mentoring and guidance programme. To find out if you are eligible, view our criteria here. Apply here.

Breakthrough UK honourees receive non-voting membership of BAFTA for a year, giving them free access to BAFTA events and screenings and to the members' space at 195 Piccadilly. In addition, BAFTA supports each Breakthrough UK honouree individually; we work with them to create a tailored year of support, mentoring and career development.

For more information about the initiative, take a look at our:

Eligibility Criteria
Terms and Conditions
Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any questions contact [email protected].

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