The British Academy of Film and Television Arts is globally renowned for celebrating excellence and championing creativity through its Awards, but many people are unaware of the breadth of the Academy’s charitable learning and education work.
Every year BAFTA delivers a wide range of programmes aimed at finding new creative talent and supporting talented people to build careers in the film, games and television industries, particularly those from under-represented groups. This work is made possible by our Academy Circle, a group of generous donors who are passionate about supporting young people to succeed in the creative industries.
As a thank you for their generosity, we invite our Academy Circle Patrons to a series of intimate events throughout the year. These offer a rare behind-the-scenes insight into BAFTA and the opportunity to be inspired and entertained by the extraordinary experience of leading industry professionals, from actors to directors to designers to cinematographers.
Past Academy Circle guests have included Chiwetel Ejiofor, Gillian Anderson, Tom Hiddleston, Riz Ahmed, James Norton, Eddie Redmayne, Ralph Fiennes, Olivia Williams, Elizabeth McGovern, Imelda Staunton, Dev Patel, Hugh Bonneville, Helen McCrory, Kristin Scott Thomas, Julie Walters and Paul Greengrass.
With huge thanks to all our Academy Circle supporters for making our work possible.
Join the Academy Circle
If you would like to join the Academy Circle and help to support our work, we would love to hear from you.
Please contact Lucy Plaskett:
+44 (0) 20 7734 0022