Vanessa Kirby, Wunmi Mosaku, Shannon Murphy, Thomas Vinterberg, Alfre Woodard & Jasmila Žbanić confirmed to participate, with further names to be announced.
The British Academy of Film & Television Arts (BAFTA) has today announced the line-up for the BAFTA Film Awards: The Sessions 2021, an annual event-series celebrating nominees and nominated films from the EE British Academy Film Awards.
This year’s Sessions, taking place virtually, are open for free to a wide public audience for the first time, and offer a fantastic behind-the-scenes look at some of this year’s most talked about films and performances. The Sessions allow audiences to delve into the world of their favourite films, with the nominee panels offering insights into the craft of filmmaking, and the nominated films they have worked on, such as Another Round, Babyteeth, Calm with Horses, Clemency, Hillbilly Elegy, His House, Judas And The Black Messiah, Limbo, Mank, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, The Midnight Sky, Minari, Moffie, Mulan, The One and Only Ivan, Pieces of a Woman, Promising Young Woman, Quo Vadis, Aida?, Rocks, Saint Maud and Sound of Metal.
As well as hearing from industry experts and performers at the very top of their game, members of the audience will have an opportunity to put their own questions to the panels.
Free tickets are available now at events.bafta.org
EE British Academy Film Awards: The Sessions will take place online from Monday 22 March until Thursday 1 April and activity is open to industry and public guests, with tickets available now at events.bafta.org
The full event schedule is listed below.
Also announced today, BAFTA has revealed Adobe as a new partner to a selection of year-round activity to celebrate and support the film and television industries. Adobe will be supporting the Special Visual Effects and Editing Sessions.
In the 21st year of their official beauty partnerships to the EE BAFTAs, Lancôme will be supporting the Make Up & Hair Session this year.
EE BRITISH ACADEMY FILMS AWARDS: THE SESSIONS 2021 Event Schedule:
Monday 22 March
19.00 (GMT) Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer
Ben Sharrock, Irune Gurtubai – LIMBO
Jack Sidey – MOFFIE
Rose Glass, Oliver Kassman – SAINT MAUD
Tuesday 23 March
19.00 (GMT) Make Up & Hair supported by Lancôme
Matthew Mungle – HILLBILLY ELEGY
Matiki Anoff, Sergio Lopez-Rivera, Mia Neal – MA RAINEY’S BLACK BOTTOM
Gigi Williams – MANK
Wednesday 24 March
19.00 (GMT) Special Visual Effects supported by Adobe
Matt Kasmir, Chris Lawrence, David Watkins - THE MIDNIGHT SKY
Sean Faden, Anders Langlands – MULAN
Nick Davis, Ben Jones – THE ONE AND ONLY IVAN
Thursday 25 March
18.00 (GMT) Supporting Actor
To be confirmed
Friday 26 March
19.00 (GMT) Supporting Actress
To be confirmed
Monday 29 March
17.00 (BST) Casting
Shaheen Baig – CALM WITH HORSES
Alexa L. Fogel – JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH
Julia Kim – MINARI
Lucy Pardee – ROCKS
19.00 (BST) Editing supported by Adobe
Frédéric Thoraval – PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN
Mikkel E.G. Nielsen – SOUND OF METAL
Tuesday 30 March
19.00 (BST) Leading Actor
To be confirmed
Wednesday 31 March
19.00 (BST) Leading Actress
Vanessa Kirby – PIECES OF A WOMAN
Wunmi Mosaku – HIS HOUSE
Alfre Woodard – CLEMENCY
Thursday 01 April
19.00 (BST) Director
Thomas Vinterberg – ANOTHER ROUND
Shannon Murphy – BABYTEETH
Jasmila Žbanić – QUO VADIS, AIDA?
Notes to Editors:
Press tickets are available for each Session. Please contact [email protected] to register your interest.
The full nominations for this year’s awards can be found here.
Photography is available at https://bafta.thirdlight.com/link/BAFTAPressImages/
For further information, please contact:
[email protected] / 0203 003 6648
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) is a world-leading independent arts charity that brings the very best work in film, games and television to public attention and supports the growth of creative talent in the UK and internationally. Through its Awards ceremonies and year-round programme of learning events and initiatives – which includes workshops, masterclasses, scholarships, lectures and mentoring schemes in the UK, USA and Asia – BAFTA identifies and celebrates excellence, discovers, inspires and nurtures new talent, and enables learning and creative collaboration. For advice and inspiration from the best creative minds in working in film, games and television, visit www.bafta.org/guru. For more, visit www.bafta.org.