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BAFTA to open series of free online events to the public

17 April 2020

Killing Eve Masterclass to launch online series on Monday 20 April

London, Friday 17 April: The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has announced it will be bringing its first online digital event series to the public over the coming weeks. For many years BAFTA’s programme of events and online content has brought unparalleled insights into the craft of film, games and television - but this is the first series of events delivered solely online and open to all. Those wanting to attend events can register at www.bafta.org/whats-on.

Following the return of Killing Eve to our screens, BAFTA’s online event series kicks-off on Monday 20th April with The Filming of Killing Eve Masterclass, where cinematographers Julian Court BSC and Tim Palmer BSC will discuss breath-taking visuals from all three seasons, as well as taking questions from the audience. This event is presented in partnership with the British Society of Cinematographers (BSC), those interested in attending the event can watch it on BSC’s YouTube channel here and Facebook live here from 6pm. Following the Killing Eve Masterclass, BAFTA will also hold a series of professional industry networking break-out sessions with the Killing Eve cinematographers and BAFTA Crew participants.

During this period of self-isolation, BAFTA is supporting the film, games and television industries to stay connected. Networking and mentoring have always been a key part of BAFTA’s learning programme, and this is something BAFTA will continue to deliver online. Following every Masterclass, there will be a professional industry networking opportunity, helping to give the industry the tools needed to further their creative development. 

As part of our mission to help the industry stay connected, BAFTA will also offer skills based Masterclasses to BAFTA initiative participants and members globally, with Communicating with Impact & Networking Online, taking place on Wednesday 22nd April at 2pm. Hosted by Robert Shaw Cameron, the Managing Partner of [non]fiction PEOPLE, it will explore communication coaching, people development, and innovative drama-based training.

Mariayah Kaderbhai, Head of Programmes at BAFTA, said: “We’ve been holding physical events successfully for many years, but this is the first time we’ve launched a series of events available online. We are excited to not only be delivering a strong digital program to our global members and the creative talent we support, but to be opening this up to a wider public audience than ever before. We can’t wait to see the public enjoying our free events and Masterclasses, starting with a look behind the scenes of the hugely popular Killing Eve on Monday 20 April.”

BAFTA will be announcing further events over the coming weeks. For more information or to register a place at an event visit www.bafta.org/whats-on.

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Notes to editors:

This announcement comes after BAFTA presented its first ever digital awards show, the BAFTA Games Awards, earlier this month, which resulted over 895,000 viewers tuning in to watch. The live-stream is available to view at www.youtube.com/bafta .

The Filming of Killing Eve Masterclass is held in association with The British Society of Cinematographers (BSC). Since its formation in 1949, the prime objective of the BSC has been to promote and encourage the highest standards in the art and craft of cinematography. For more information visit https://bscine.com/.

As BAFTA moves activity online, the learning programme will continue to include public events, industry events and talent development initiatives as well as mentoring and tailored introductions.

For more information, please contact:

BAFTA Press Office

Sophie Dudhill

E: sop[email protected]

 

About BAFTA

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.

About BAFTA

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.