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Situated in the heart of London's West End, BAFTA 195 Piccadilly is the home of BAFTA worldwide, as well as an award-winning venue for hire that offers outstanding hospitality and a suite of flexible event spaces, which can be crafted to suit any occasion.
MARK FELT: THE MAN WHO BROUGHT DOWN THE WHITE HOUSE tells the true story of the most famous anonymous man in American history: Mark Felt, the FBI second-in-command who was the “Deep Throat” whistle-blower in the 1970s Watergate scandal. The identity of the secret informant remained a source of intense public curiosity and speculation for over thirty years, until Felt revealed himself through an article in Vanity Fair in 2005.
The next in our Career Clever series, which offers students and career starter members a chance to hear about the career development of individuals in key industry roles. This event is open to BAFTA Cymru members only.
A three-part BBC drama following Robert Catesby, the Warwickshire gentleman behind the Gunpowder plot of 1605. Followed by a Q+A with director J Blakeson, writer Ronan Bennett and actors Kit Harington and Liv Tyler. Chaired by Benji Wilson.
Tuesday, 26 September 2017 - 6:45pm
Princess Anne Theatre, BAFTA, 195 Piccadilly, London
A talented, young getaway driver (Ansel Elgort) relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game. When he meets the girl of his dreams (Lily James), Baby sees a chance to ditch his criminal life and make a clean getaway. But after being coerced into working for a crime boss (Kevin Spacey), he must face the music when a doomed heist threatens his life, love and freedom.
In Universal Pictures’ AMERICAN MADE, Tom Cruise reunites with his Edge of Tomorrow director, Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity, Mr. and Mrs. Smith), in this international escapade based on the outrageous (and real) exploits of a hustler and pilot unexpectedly recruited by the CIA to run one of the biggest covert operations in U.S. history.
Stranded after a tragic plane crash, two strangers must forge a connection to survive the extreme elements of a remote snow covered mountain. When they realize help is not coming, they embark on a terrifying journey across hundreds of miles of wilderness, pushing one another to endure and igniting an unexpected attraction. The film is directed by Academy Award® nominee Hany Abu-Assad and stars Academy Award winner Kate Winslet and Idris Elba.
Over 65 million people around the world have been forced from their homes to escape famine, climate change and war in the greatest human displacement since World War II. HUMAN FLOW, an epic film journey gives a powerful visual expression to this massive human migration, elucidating both the staggering scale of the refugee crisis and its profoundly personal human impact. Captured over a year across 23 countries, the film follows human stories that stretches across the globe in countries including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, France, Greece, Germany, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Kenya, Mexico, and Turkey. HUMAN FLOW is a witness to its subjects and their search for safety, shelter and justice and a testament to the unassailable human spirit and poses one of the questions that will define this century: Will our global society emerge from fear, isolation and self-interest and choose a path of openness, freedom and respect for humanity?
Join Lucy Leveugle (Commissioning Editor, Factual Entertainment, Channel 4), Ian Carre (Executive Producer, betty) and Sophia Burton (Casting Producer, betty) as they discuss the making of The Undateables. They will share exclusive insight into the show’s casting process, how the dates are matched, how they ensure a consistently high standard of care for contributors and the inevitable production challenges faced along the way. This session will be followed by members' drinks.
Simon Winstone discusses his new role, as Head of Drama in Wales for BBC Studios, in conversation with Sam Hoyle (Co-Executive Producer of the next series of Doctor Who). Simon is responsible for overseeing the drama series and serials team and productions based in Cardiff, building on their creative success and seeking out new opportunities.
Welcoming participants at all stages of their film and media careers, the Producers Forum is a one-stop shop for filmmakers to share experiences and wisdom, discover opportunities and make new connections. The highlight of the day-long industry event will see Ben Roberts, Director of the BFI Film Fund, in conversation with Andrew Smith of Pinewood Studios.
To celebrate 30 years since the film's release and the link to us as the first film the BAFTA Cymru branch screened (in January 1988), we will be remembering our inaugural event with a screening of Cry Freedom. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the film's producer Terence A. Clegg and special guests.