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Television Craft Awards Categories

From costume design to visual effects, from editing to photography, the British Academy Television Craft Awards reward excellence across the board.

For full British Academy Television Craft Awards information please visit the Awards Information page.

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!!! BREAK-THROUGH TALENT

This award pays tribute to emerging talent in any part of the behind-the-camera production process.
It is designed to recognise those who have made a significant impact for the first time in programmes aired between 1 January and 31 December 2013. An entry might comprise of one piece of work or a number of productions, each of which must have been transmitted during the eligibility period and demonstrate strong production values. Entrants who already have a significant number of credits in any genre will not be considered as eligible. Entrants must not have been previously submitted in this category. A CV and supporting statement of approximately 250 words will be requested.

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COSTUME DESIGN

The programme should contain a significant amount of original design. Eligibility is limited to the costume designer. Should the entry be selected for jury consideration, a 250 word supporting statement will be requested. This should detail the work involved and highlight original work for a returning series.

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DIGITAL CREATIVITY

Entries must have been broadcast by a UK-based terrestrial or multi-platform broadcaster and should be for interactive projects relating to the UK broadcast of a TV programme and can be on any platform, including web, mobile and red button. This category rewards excellence and innovation in offering audiences a multi-platform television experience. Emphasis should be on creativity and viewer engagement through the moving image. Awarded to individuals or a creative team working in the area of interactive media development. Individuals should have worked on the design, technical or back-end development of the project. Producers and executives are not eligible. A maximum of four names may be submitted. Additional names will not be considered. Alternatively, a maximum of four company names may be submitted. Supporting statements will be required outlining the project as a whole and for the role of each individual or company.

Supporting statements will be required outlining the project as a whole and for the role of each individual.


DIRECTOR: FACTUAL

Eligibility is limited to the Director(s) of the specific episode entered for consideration.


DIRECTOR: FICTION

Eligibility is limited to the Director(s) of the specific episode entered for consideration.


DIRECTOR: MULTI-CAMERA

The London Studios Logo [Web Crop]Eligibility is limited to the Director(s) of the specific episode entered for consideration. Programmes to be considered could include entertainment programmes, game shows, live events, news, reality shows, sports, studio sitcoms and talk shows.

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EDITING: FACTUAL

Eligibility is limited to the Editor(s) of the specific episode entered for consideration. Assistants are not eligible.


EDITING: FICTION

G TechnologyEligibility is limited to the Editor(s) of the specific episode entered for consideration. Assistants are not eligible.

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ENTERTAINMENT CRAFT TEAM

Awarded to a creative team working in entertainment programming. Entertainment programmes include general entertainment programmes, variety shows, game shows, stand-up comedy, quizzes, panel games and celebrity chat shows.

A maximum of four individual names may be submitted and may include the following roles:

  • Choreographer
  • Composer/Music Supervisor
  • Costume Supervisor
  • Director of Lighting
  • Editor
  • Graphic Designer
  • Make-Up Supervisor
  • Production Designer/Set Designer
  • Sound Supervisor
  • Writer

Individuals should have a creative or technical role on the project. Producers and executives are not eligible.

HotCam [logo]Producers and executives are not eligible.

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MAKE UP & HAIR DESIGN

Eligibility is limited to a maximum of three artists directly responsible for the make up and hair design in the programme.

Individuals responsible for a particular performer only are not eligible.
Assistants are not eligible.

Exceptionally, where an individual has been responsible for a character or characters which make an outstanding contribution to the overall achievement of the programme, they may be considered for nomination alongside those responsible for the overall design of the programme. Final decision on eligibility rests with the Academy’s Television Committee.

MAC logoA supporting statement of approximately 250 words will be requested from the supervising designer if a programme is included on the jury shortlist. This should also highlight the original work in any continuing series

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ORIGINAL MUSIC

Where available, cue sheets should be provided for all programmes entered for this award. A programme will be eligible if more than 50% of its music is original composition created specifically for it.
Original songs may contribute to the total amount of original composition.
Eligibility is limited to the composer(s) of the original score, responsible for the conception and execution of the work as a whole. Where the composer created less than 50% of the original music, additional contributors may be considered.


PHOTOGRAPHY: FACTUAL

Eligibility is limited to the Director of Photography or principal members of the Camera Team.
The programme should consist mainly of material shot specifically for the programme.
Should the entry be selected for jury consideration, 12 DVD copies of the entry will be requested.


PHOTOGRAPHY & LIGHTING: FICTION

Eligibility is limited to the Director of Photography.
Should the entry be selected for jury consideration, 12 DVD copies of the entry will be requested.


PRODUCTION DESIGN

Eligibility is limited to the Production Designer and Set Decorator. The programme should contain a significant amount of original design.

A supporting statement of approximately 250 words will be requested from the Production Designer if a programme is included on the jury shortlist to highlight the original work in any continuing series.


SOUND: FACTUAL

A maximum of four names may be submitted and may include the following roles:

  • Sound Recordist
  • Sound Designer
  • Production Sound Mixer
  • Re-recording Mixer
  • Supervising Sound Editor

Assistants are not eligible.


SOUND: FICTION

A maximum of four names may be submitted and may include the following roles:

  • Sound Recordist
  • Sound Designer
  • Production Sound Mixer
  • Re-recording Mixer
  • Supervising Sound Editor

Assistants are not eligible.


SPECIAL, VISUAL & GRAPHIC EFFECTS

This award is for special, visual and graphic effects and recognises achievement in all of these crafts. Title sequences that use special effects and/or post-production visual effects including CGI, can be considered in this category. Colourists may be considered in this category.

Eligibility is limited to those individuals with primary creative responsibility for the effects achieved within the production.
A maximum of three names may be submitted. Additional names will not be considered. Alternatively, a maximum of three company names may be submitted.
The proposed candidates for nomination should be those responsible for the most significant and outstanding effects within the programme, generally the visual effects supervisors, and/or special effects supervisors. The proportion of craftspeople put forward should be a fair reflection of the proportion of effects within the programme achieved by each craft. The candidates for nomination should only be all special effects craftspeople or all visual effects craftspeople or all graphic effects craftspeople where all or very nearly all of the effects were achieved by that craft. The programme’s producer(s) and senior special and visual effects supervisor(s) must be fully consulted in the process of selecting those who should be credited.
VFX and SFX producers, coordinators and executives are not normally eligible unless it can be shown that they are also directly and creatively responsible for the effects achieved.

A supporting statement about the effects achieved within the production, of no more than 500 words, will be requested to be circulated to the chapter voting members. This statement should explain how the key elements of the production were achieved and should be a fair reflection of the production’s special, visual and graphic effects, where applicable.
A short reel may be submitted for circulation to all chapter voters. This reel should demonstrate how key scenes/effects included within the broadcast of the production were achieved and it should be a fair reflection of all the effects input into the production.
The reel may last a maximum of five minutes; ‘before and after’ footage may be included, there should be no voiceover or talking heads, but factual captions


WRITER: COMEDY

Writers of both original and adapted teleplays are eligible. Eligibility is limited to the Writer(s) of the original teleplay or the Writer(s) credited with adapting the original source material: ‘story by’ or similar credits are not eligible.

A maximum of three names may be submitted. A shooting script will be requested if a programme is included on the jury shortlist.

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WRITER: DRAMA

Writers of bother original and adapted teleplays are eligible. Eligibility is limited to the Writer(s) of the original teleplay or the Writer(s) credited with adapting the original source material: ‘story by’ or similar credits are not eligible.

A maximum of three names may be submitted. A shooting script will be requested if a programme is included on the jury shortlist.


Distinction between Factual and Fiction in the drama genre is as follows: programmes whose drama content accounts for no more than 50% of the total and which very closely and accurately recreate specific historical events and identified individuals, should enter in the Factual categories (Director: Factual, Editing: Factual, Photography: Factual, Sound: Factual). Those which broadly represent historical events should enter in the Fiction categories.