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FEMALE FIRSTS: Women Making BAFTA History

Saturday 4 August, Various Times. Last entry 6pm.
BAFTA, 195 Piccadilly, London
The last chance to see our current exhibition in its entirety. Book now to explore the work and achievements of over 90 women from the history of BAFTA and that of film, games and television in Britain.

As the British Academy of Film and Television Arts counts down to its 75th anniversary in 2022, we are delving into our archive to uncover some of the stories it contains. These stories not only illuminate the history of BAFTA, but explore the nature of our relationship with film, games and television.

Since the establishment of the Academy in 1947, many ground-breaking, talented women have steered the course of BAFTA as an organisation and many more have shaped the art forms it celebrates and supports. This exhibition, featuring over 100 images and ephemera from the BAFTA archives, plus a host of external libraries and collections, highlights a selection of these women and the work they have created.

All of them represent a ‘BAFTA first’ of some kind - from the first women to be recognised in various awards categories and the first female Fellows to the first woman President of the Academy and the creator of the iconic BAFTA mask - each of these women have not only contributed to excellence in the screen arts, they have defined it.

Entry to the exhibition is £3 - No booking required for members to view the exhibition.

First entry 13.00 - Last entry 18.00.

Tickets for this event will also be available to purchase on the door.

Live guides will be on hand to offer further insights into the exhibition and works on display.

For venue accessibility and contact information, please click here

Image Credit: To Be A Woman, directed by Jill Craigie © 1951 Muriel Pierotti, courtesy of The Women’s Library Collection/London School of Economics Library