04 September 13
Latest news about Breakthrough Brits, BAFTA’s new initiative to support and celebrate up-and-coming British talent.
A selection of talented newcomers across Film, TV and Games have become part of this brand new initiative in partnership with Burberry. They will be guided on a year-long mentoring programme that includes free access to BAFTA events and regular meetings with industry experts who will help them form the industry connections that will shape their future career.
Activity kicked off with a day of in-depth career guidance and mentoring from leading industry figures at BAFTA headquarters, 195 Piccadilly, in London on October 21, culminating in an an evening reception in their honour at the Burberry global flagship store, 121 Regent Street. To find out more about the event, read the press release: 'BAFTA and Burberry Celebrate ‘Breakthrough Brits’ - The UK’s Future Stars of Film, Television and Games' >
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The first ever BAFTA Breakthrough Brits were announced on 25 September 2013. Read the press release announcement for more information or select the image below to view the full list names.
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The ‘Breakthrough Brits’ were selected by a cross-industry jury of leading figures from the film, television and games industries. The group met at 195 Piccadilly, home of BAFTA, on 4 September 2013 to consider the nominations. After several hours of discussion, the jury agreed a list of 17 talented newcomers to make up the final list of BAFTA Breakthrough Brits 2013 .
The jury was made up of an impressive list of industry experts from across film, television and games, all keen to support emerging British talent. These included several BAFTA winners and nominees as well as some recognisable celebrity faces. Read the jury announcement press release for more details.
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Please note, we are no longer accepting applications for Breakthrough Brits as the process closed on 08 July 2013. The criteria for candidates to apply for consideration is as follows:
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