Find out more about eligibility criteria and how to apply for BAFTA membership.
Full membership of the Academy is open to talented individuals with more than five years’ experience in key creative or senior executive roles across film, games and television who support our mission to champion creativity and share our vision for a more inclusive, sustainable industry.
Full members enjoy awards voting relevant to their experience including access to entered films, games and television programmes, access to our spectacularly restored members’ club at 195 Piccadilly, a year round programme of screenings and events, networking opportunities, and exclusive offers from our partners.
We particularly welcome applications from people from those who are working in games; in groups or communities currently underrepresented in the film, games and television industries; and those living and working outside of London, particularly if you are based in the North West of England, Wales, Scotland or North America.
At least five years of experience in a senior creative, production/post-production or executive role directly related to either:
- feature films distributed in the UK
- television programming broadcast in the UK
- games distributed in the UK
Successful applicants for BAFTA membership will also fulfil at least one of the following:
- Currently working for a UK broadcaster, distributor, production company or industry body
- Currently working for a BAFTA nominated or winning games studio
- BAFTA Winner or Nominee
- Made a significant overall creative contribution to the global film, games or television industries
- British Citizen or born in UK/Republic of Ireland
The criteria for BAFTA membership should be considered a minimum and unfortunately not all eligible applicants will be successful. The Board also reserve the right to approve applicants who do not meet the criteria, but who demonstrate a particularly promising career or achievements in the screen industries.
Create an account and register your interest in applying today - we'll contact you when we're open for applications in 2024
If you need more help, check our application FAQs, or contact [email protected].
Connect membership is a new type of BAFTA membership for individuals actively building their careers and networks in the film, games and television industries. Aimed at creatives and professionals at emerging and mid-level stages of their careers, Connect will provide a wide range of support and development opportunities, alongside many of the benefits available to BAFTA members. This includes access to the spectacularly restored BAFTA 195 Piccadilly as a meeting and social space, and a tailored programme of learning and career development activity.
We particularly welcome applications from people from those who are working in games; in groups or communities currently underrepresented in the film, games and television industries; and those living and working outside of London, particularly if you are based in the North West of England, Wales, Scotland or North America. Please note that a limited number of places are available for applicants based in the London area.
Scotland, Wales & North America (Branch) Membership
BAFTA is a British organisation with a vibrant international membership and a global outlook. BAFTA branches in North America, Scotland and Wales have dedicated awards, screenings and events programmes, and initiatives designed to support talent and celebrate excellence in local industries and support BAFTA’s global mission.
Applications for Branch membership are now open.
Annual Full Membership Rates 2023/24
General £540.00 Regions Applies to individuals living and working more than 60 miles (as the crow flies) from 195 Piccadilly in London £360.00 Wales/Scotland Applies to individuals based in Wales or Scotland. Carries additional rights and benefits with the relevant branch £360.00 North America For individuals who are based in the USA. Carries additional rights and benefits with the relevant branch. $400.00 Overseas For individuals primarily based in countries other than the UK or USA £360.00
We don't want membership fees to be a barrier to joining and we may be able to offer support with fees. An ongoing fee reduction is also available for deaf and disabled members. Find out more.