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About BAFTA Cymru Membership

17 August 2011

BAFTA Wales continues to support, develop and promote the Welsh moving image industries.

To further encourage the development of BAFTA Wales and expand our activities throughout the country, we are looking to engage a wide-spread membership base throughout Wales that will bring together the expertise and knowledge of individuals within the media and creative industries.

This will make a significant impact on our voting membership, and ensure that the highest standards of achievements are recognised at the annual Awards ceremony. With the support of our members, our focus is to promote and encourage excellence in the Welsh media industry.

There are five membership categories for people based in Wales:

  • Branch Membership: Membership of BAFTA Wales
  • Associate Membership: Membership of BAFTA Wales with Associate (non-voting) membership of BAFTA and use of 195 Piccadilly
  • Full Membership: Membership of BAFTA with Full (voting) membership of BAFTA UK, based in Wales
  • Career Starter Membership: Membership of BAFTA Wales for newcomers to the industry (up to 3 years experience)
  • Student Membership
  • Membership Prices

Branch Membership

Voting membership of BAFTA Wales 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:

  • Voting rights for the British Academy Cymru Awards
  • Free cinema tickets at VUE , ODEON and Cineworld cinemas across Wales every Monday to Thursday (some restrictions may apply regarding new releases)
  • Invites to attend preview screenings with Q&A and other special events and premieres in Wales
  • Discount on cinema tickets in Aberystwyth Arts Centre
  • Discount on Cinema tickets in Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff
  • Discount on Cinema tickets in Galeri, Caernarfon and Pontio, Bangor (soon)
  • Free cinema tickets at Maxime Cinema Blackwood Monday - Friday before 6pm (some restrictions may apply regarding new releases)
  • Bear Hotel Cowbridge - £60.00 Bed and Breakfast
  • Broadcast Magazine - 20% discount off subscription (Just £180 for a full year - offer available to new individual subscribers only)
  • Celtic Manor Resort - 25% off food and drink (Monday - Thursday), 10% off food and drink (Friday - Sunday)
  • Coed-Y-Mwstwr Hotel Coychurch, Bridgend - £80.00 Bed and Breakfast
  • Ethos - 10% discount on all services
  • First Great Western travel - discounted rates
  • Fish@85, Cardiff - 15% discount on food (Tuesday - Thursday)
  • Hotel Chocolat - 10% discount
  • Jolyons at No.10 - 15% off food (minimum spend £5), 10% off drinks (minimum spend £5), Discounted accommodation and meeting room/function room hire) 
  • Lab 22, Cardiff - 20% discount on drinks 
  • Manorhaus, Ruthin - 25% off suites and superior rooms, 20% off double occupancy, £75.00 single occupancy
  • Melin Tregwynt, Castlemorris - 10% discount in store or mail order
  • New House Country Hotel Cardiff - £80.00 Bed and Breakfast
  • Oscars of Cowbridge - 10% discount off food purchases
  • Osteria, Caernarfon - 10% discount (Tuesday - Thursday) on lunch and dinner
  • Park Plaza Spa, Cardiff - 25% discount off spa (Sunday - Thursday), and no joining fee for the gym
  • Plas Dinas Country House, Caernarfon - 10% discount
  • Pysgoty, Aberystwyth - 10% discount
  • St David’s Hotel and Spa - 20% off food, drink, spa and accommodation (Sunday - Thursday)

Branch membership is available at a discounted rate for members living more than 50 miles from the centre of Cardiff.

Applications are accepted any time and fees are calculated on a pro-rata basis.

Download an Application Form:


Associate Membership

Voting membership of BAFTA Wales 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 Scotland.
  • Discounts on room hire at 195 Piccadilly.
  • All member offers with Academy partners (currently include free admission to Cineworld, Odeon and Vue cinemas in the UK, Monday -Thursday - some restrictions may apply regarding new releases)

Associate membership is available at a discounted rate for members living more than 50 miles from the centre of Cardiff.

Applications are accepted any time and fees are calculated on a pro-rata basis.

Download an Application Form:


Full Membership

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

This category is available through BAFTA to individuals who:

  • Are based in Wales 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.
  • Options to take part in BAFTA juries

Full Film membership is capped, and available places for TV and Games are extremely limited.

Please contact the office to find out how we can put your name forward for full membership.

Find out more about applying for Full membership of BAFTA >


Career Starter Membership

Non-voting membership of BAFTA Wales only

  • Open to anyone based in Wales who have up to 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:

  • Voting rights for the British Academy Cymru Awards
  • Free cinema tickets at VUE , ODEON and Cineworld cinemas across Wales every Monday to Thursday (some restrictions may apply regarding new releases)
  • Invites to attend preview screenings with Q&A and other special events and premieres in Wales
  • Discount on cinema tickets in Aberystwyth Arts Centre
  • Discount on Cinema tickets in Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff
  • Discount on Cinema tickets in Galeri, Caernarfon and Pontio, Bangor (soon)
  • Free cinema tickets at Maxime Cinema Blackwood Monday - Friday before 6pm (some restrictions may apply regarding new releases)
  • Bear Hotel Cowbridge - £60.00 Bed and Breakfast
  • Broadcast Magazine - 20% discount off subscription (Just £180 for a full year - offer available to new individual subscribers only)
  • Celtic Manor Resort - 25% off food and drink (Monday - Thursday), 10% off food and drink (Friday - Sunday)
  • Coed-Y-Mwstwr Hotel Coychurch, Bridgend - £80.00 Bed and Breakfast
  • Ethos - 10% discount on all services
  • First Great Western travel - discounted rates
  • Fish@85, Cardiff - 15% discount on food (Tuesday - Thursday)
  • Hotel Chocolat - 10% discount
  • Jolyons at No.10 - 15% off food (minimum spend £5), 10% off drinks (minimum spend £5), Discounted accommodation and meeting room/function room hire) 
  • Lab 22, Cardiff - 20% discount on drinks 
  • Manorhaus, Ruthin - 25% off suites and superior rooms, 20% off double occupancy, £75.00 single occupancy
  • Melin Tregwynt, Castlemorris - 10% discount in store or mail order
  • New House Country Hotel Cardiff - £80.00 Bed and Breakfast
  • Oscars of Cowbridge - 10% discount off food purchases
  • Osteria, Caernarfon - 10% discount (Tuesday - Thursday) on lunch and dinner
  • Park Plaza Spa, Cardiff - 25% discount off spa (Sunday – Thursday), and no joining fee for the gym
  • Plas Dinas Country House, Caernarfon - 10% discount
  • Pysgoty, Aberystwyth - 10% discount
  • St David’s Hotel and Spa - 20% off food, drink, spa and accommodation (Sunday – Thursday)

Applications for Career Starter are accepted at any time.

Download an Application Form:


Student Membership

Non-voting membership of BAFTA Wales only

  • This category is offered to students of film, television and video games studying in Wales. Students must provide a copy of a current NUS card (or equivalent) as identification.

These members are entitled to:

  • Voting rights for the British Academy Cymru Awards
  • Free cinema tickets at VUE , ODEON and Cineworld cinemas across Wales every Monday to Thursday (some restrictions may apply regarding new releases)
  • Invites to attend preview screenings with Q&A and other special events and premieres in Wales
  • Discount on cinema tickets in Aberystwyth Arts Centre
  • Discount on Cinema tickets in Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff
  • Discount on Cinema tickets in Galeri, Caernarfon and Pontio, Bangor (soon)
  • Free cinema tickets at Maxime Cinema Blackwood Monday - Friday before 6pm (some restrictions may apply regarding new releases)
  • Bear Hotel Cowbridge - £60.00 Bed and Breakfast
  • Broadcast Magazine - 20% discount off subscription (Just £180 for a full year - offer available to new individual subscribers only)
  • Celtic Manor Resort - 25% off food and drink (Monday - Thursday), 10% off food and drink (Friday - Sunday)
  • Coed-Y-Mwstwr Hotel Coychurch, Bridgend - £80.00 Bed and Breakfast
  • Ethos - 10% discount on all services
  • First Great Western travel - discounted rates
  • Fish@85, Cardiff - 15% discount on food (Tuesday - Thursday)
  • Hotel Chocolat – 10% discount
  • Jolyons at No.10 - 15% off food (minimum spend £5), 10% off drinks (minimum spend £5), Discounted accommodation and meeting room/function room hire) 
  • Lab 22, Cardiff - 20% discount on drinks 
  • Manorhaus, Ruthin - 25% off suites and superior rooms, 20% off double occupancy, £75.00 single occupancy
  • Melin Tregwynt, Castlemorris - 10% discount in store or mail order
  • New House Country Hotel Cardiff - £80.00 Bed and Breakfast
  • Oscars of Cowbridge - 10% discount off food purchases
  • Osteria, Caernarfon - 10% discount (Tuesday - Thursday) on lunch and dinner
  • Park Plaza Spa, Cardiff - 25% discount off spa (Sunday – Thursday), and no joining fee for the gym
  • Plas Dinas Country House, Caernarfon - 10% discount
  • Pysgoty, Aberystwyth - 10% discount
  • St David’s Hotel and Spa - 20% off food, drink, spa and accommodation (Sunday - Thursday)

Applications for Student Membership are accepted at any time.

Download an Application Form:


Membership Prices 2015/16
(these costs are for a full year - call the office to find out what the costs are pro-rata)

  • Full Membership: £280.00 (memberships open in March/April each year)
  • Associate Membership: £175
  • Associate Membership (Country rate - 50 miles outside Cardiff): £140
  • Branch Membership: £105.00
  • Branch Membership (Country rate - 50 miles outside Cardiff): £75
  • Career Starter: £50.00
  • Student Membership: £35.00

All prices include VAT.

Country rates are available to members based more than 50 miles from the centre of Cardiff

All memberships are for named individuals and are not transferable.

For more information please contact BAFTA Wales >