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BAFTA Announces the 2016 Film Gala

10 February 2016
BAFTA Film Gala 2016 logo

Fundraiser in aid of ‘Give Something Back’ – BAFTA’s campaign to support emerging talent from all backgrounds to enter the film, television and games industries

London, 9 February 2016: The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has today announced that the BAFTA Film Gala, in support of its ‘Give Something Back’ campaign, will take place on Thursday 11 February at BAFTA 195 Piccadilly, London, ahead of the EE British Film Academy Awards on Sunday 14 February.

The BAFTA Film Gala will raise funds for ‘Give Something Back’, a BAFTA-driven campaign which calls upon BAFTA members, award winners and industry organisations to nurture and support talented young people from all backgrounds and help inspire and guide their careers. The money raised from last year’s Gala allowed ‘Give Something Back’ to deliver a host of initiatives, providing scholarships and masterclasses and a research project around industry progression for people from under-represented groups.

BAFTA supporters confirmed to attend include Amma Asante, Henry Cavill, Sam Claflin, David Gyasi, Jason Isaacs and Will Poulter, alongside those who have benefitted from the ‘Give Something Back’ campaign.

Guests will enjoy a dinner followed by auctions featuring film- and television-related lots, including pre-release film screenings, exclusive premiere tickets, behind-the-scenes experiences and an intimate dinner accompanied by world-famous actors in Fortnum & Mason’s private boardroom. After the auction and dinner, an after party will take place in BAFTA 195 Piccadilly’s exclusive members’ bar.

The BAFTA Film Gala is sponsored by the Emicapital Foundation and is supported by Atelier Swarovski, Audi, Champagne Taittinger, Duppy Share, Fisher Productions, Mad Dog Casting and Villa Maria Wines.

The BAFTA Film Gala forms part of a week of activity around London in the lead up to the EE British Academy Film Awards on Sunday 14 February at The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, including the BAFTA Lancôme Nominees’ Party at Kensington Palace the night before the ceremony. The EE British Academy Film Awards will be hosted by Stephen Fry for the 11th time and will be broadcast exclusively on BBC One and BBC One HD at 21.00, preceded by a special BBC Three programme at 20.30. The ceremony is also broadcast in all major territories around the world.  On the night, will feature red carpet highlights, photography and winners interviews, as well as dedicated coverage on its social networks including Facebook (/BAFTA), Twitter (@BAFTA / #EEBAFTAs), Tumblr, Instagram and Snapchat.

For further information on this event, please contact freuds:
Nichola Jewitt
020 3003 6543
[email protected]

For further information on the awards campaign, please contact freuds:
Kerry McGlone                                                            
020 3003 6648                                                              
[email protected]                                          


The British Academy of Film and Television Arts is an independent charity that supports, develops and promotes the art forms of the moving image by identifying and rewarding excellence, inspiring practitioners and benefiting the public. In addition to its Awards ceremonies, BAFTA has a year-round programme of learning events and initiatives – featuring workshops, masterclasses, scholarships, lectures and mentoring schemes – in the UK, USA and Asia; it offers unique access to the world’s most inspiring talent and connects with a global audience of all ages and backgrounds. BAFTA relies on income from membership subscriptions, individual donations, trusts, foundations and corporate partnerships to support its ongoing outreach work. To access the best creative minds in film, television and games production, visit For more, visit

About Give Something Back
Give Something Back is a BAFTA-driven campaign with the aim of connecting emerging talent with some of the best film, TV and game makers, who will help inspire and guide their careers in the industries. BAFTA want to support emerging talent from all walks of life to use their creative skills in a career within the film, television and games sectors. Initiatives include mentoring, scholarships, masterclasses and in-school talks. Full details of the campaign, and how to contribute, are available at

About BAFTA 195 Piccadilly
BAFTA 195 Piccadilly, the home of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, is situated in the heart of London’s historic West End. Ideal for conferences, exhibitions, celebrations, Bar Mitzvahs and weddings combining all the prestige and glamour of the movies, BAFTA 195 Piccadilly offers understated elegance as well as a number of spaces, which can be transformed for any requirement or theme. Event spaces include a state of the art cinema with 227 seats, an intimate screening room, mezzanine space and gallery as well as an option for a whole venue buy-out at weekends. BAFTA 195 Piccadilly holds a full wedding licence for the Princess Anne Theatre, the David Lean Room and the Run Run Shaw Theatre, catering for weddings and receptions from 12 to 350. For more information, visit