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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
  • Full Membership: Membership of BAFTA Wales with Full (voting) membership of BAFTA
  • Career Starter Membership: Membership of BAFTA Wales for newcomers to the industry
  • 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 and other special events and premieres in Wales
  • Discount on Cinema tickets in Galeri ,Caernarfon
  • Discount on Cinema tickets in Chapter , Cardiff
  • Oscars of Cowbridge - 10% discount off food purchases
  • The Bear Hotel Cowbridge - £50.00 Bed and Breakfast
  • The New House Country Hotel Cardiff - £80.00 Bed and Breakfast
  • The Coed-Y-Mwstwr Hotel Coychurch, Bridgend - £80.00 Bed and Breakfast
  • Discounted rates at St David’s Hotel and Spa (Sunday – Thursday)
  • Discounted rate in the Spa at the Celtic Manor Hotel
  • 10% discount at Hotel Chocolat
  • 20% discount off subscription to Broadcast Magazine (Just £180 for a full year.
  • Offer available to new individual subscribers only. Offer available until 31st December 2014)
  • Jolyons at No.10 (10 Cathedral Road, Cardiff CF11 9LJ) 
    - 15% off food (minimum spend £5)
    - 10% off drinks (minimum spend £5)
    - Discounted meeting room/function room hire (contact directly for details)
    - Discounted bedroom rates (prices available on request)
    (BAFTA Cymru membership card must be shown on request)

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

The deadline for applications for Branch membership is 30 April.

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.

The deadline for applications for Associate membership is 30 April.

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.

Full membership is capped, and available places are extremely limited.

The deadline for applications for Full membership is 31 March each year.

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 has less than 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:

  • 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 and other special events and premieres in Wales
  • Discount on Cinema tickets in Galeri ,Caernarfon
  • Discount on Cinema tickets in Chapter , Cardiff
  • Oscars of Cowbridge - 10% discount off food purchases
  • The Bear Hotel Cowbridge - £50.00 Bed and Breakfast
  • The New House Country Hotel Cardiff - £80.00 Bed and Breakfast
  • The Coed-Y-Mwstwr Hotel Coychurch, Bridgend - £80.00 Bed and Breakfast
  • Discounted rates at St David’s Hotel and Spa (Sunday – Thursday)
  • Discounted rate in the Spa at the Celtic Manor Hotel
  • 10% discount at Hotel Chocolat
  • 20% discount off subscription to Broadcast Magazine (Just £180 for a full year.
  • Offer available to new individual subscribers only. Offer available until 31st December 2014)
  • Jolyons at No.10 (10 Cathedral Road, Cardiff CF11 9LJ) 
    - 15% off food (minimum spend £5)
    - 10% off drinks (minimum spend £5)
    - Discounted meeting room/function room hire (contact directly for details)
    - Discounted bedroom rates (prices available on request)
    (BAFTA Cymru membership card must be shown on request)

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:

  • 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 and other special events and premieres in Wales
  • Discount on Cinema tickets in Galeri ,Caernarfon
  • Discount on Cinema tickets in Chapter , Cardiff
  • Oscars of Cowbridge - 10% discount off food purchases
  • The Bear Hotel Cowbridge - £50.00 Bed and Breakfast
  • The New House Country Hotel Cardiff - £80.00 Bed and Breakfast
  • The Coed-Y-Mwstwr Hotel Coychurch, Bridgend - £80.00 Bed and Breakfast
  • Discounted rates at St David’s Hotel and Spa (Sunday – Thursday)
  • Discounted rate in the Spa at the Celtic Manor Hotel
  • 10% discount at Hotel Chocolat
  • 20% discount off subscription to Broadcast Magazine (Just £180 for a full year.
  • Offer available to new individual subscribers only. Offer available until 31st December 2014)
  • Jolyons at No.10 (10 Cathedral Road, Cardiff CF11 9LJ) 
    - 15% off food (minimum spend £5)
    - 10% off drinks (minimum spend £5)
    - Discounted meeting room/function room hire (contact directly for details)
    - Discounted bedroom rates (prices available on request)
    (BAFTA Cymru membership card must be shown on request).

Applications for Student Membership are accepted at any time.

Download an Application Form:


Membership Prices 2014/15

  • Full Membership: £280.00
  • Associate Membership: £175
  • Associate Membership (Country rate): £140
  • Branch Membership: £105.00
  • Branch Membership (Country rate): £70
  • 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 >