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Breakthrough USA

22 January 2020

BAFTA Breakthrough USA will showcase and support the next generation of creative talent in film, games and television, identifying excellent individuals who have had a breakthrough year in the industry.

In 2020, and for the first time, BAFTA will identify, celebrate and support up to ten exceptional talents working in film, games or television in the United States.

Successful Breakthrough USA participants will receive:

  • A year-long programme of support and guidance from BAFTA
  • Connections to the British and global creative industries
  • Access to BAFTA membership benefits and events
  • Access to BAFTA’s wider professional development event schedule including our special BAFTA Briefing sessions and our BAFTA Insights series
  • Travel to the UK in November 2020 for a bespoke programme of meetings, events and introductions
  • Access to opportunities and support in both the US and in UK

Applications are free and open to eligible candidates. To find out if you are eligible, view our criteria here


If you have any questions or want to register your interest contact [email protected].


BAFTA Breakthrough is in partnership with: 


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