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Breakthrough USA

Event:  Breakthrough Brits Photoshoot 2016Date: 8 October 2016Venue:  BAFTA, 195 PiccadillyBAFTA/Charlie Clift

Applications for Breakthrough USA 2020 are now closed.
Applications will reopen in 2021. Register your interest to be kept informed of key dates.


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.

Breakthrough USA honourees 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
  • 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.


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

Eligibility Criteria
Terms and Conditions
Frequently Asked Questions


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


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