- Host, venue and key dates confirmed for the British Academy Children’s Awards in 2015
- Doc Brown to host 20th British Academy Children's Awards on Sunday 22 November at London’s Roundhouse
- BAFTA Kids Vote shortlist announced 19 October
- Children’s Awards nominations announced 22 October
London, 15 October 2015: The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has today confirmed the host, venue and key dates for next month’s British Academy Children’s Awards.
Ben Smith, aka Doc Brown, the British actor, rapper, comedian and screenwriter, returns to host the ceremony now in its 20th year, at the Roundhouse, London on Sunday 22 November.
Next week, on Monday 19 October, BAFTA will reveal the shortlists for this year’s BAFTA Kids Vote and on Thursday 22 October BAFTA will announce the nominations for the British Academy Children’s Awards.
The BAFTA Kids Vote is the Academy’s long-running audience award as voted for by children in three categories – Film, TV and Game – whose winners are revealed at the Children’s Awards.
Introduced in 1996, the Children’s Awards celebrate talent from all areas of children’s media including film, television, games and online. Categories include: Animation, Channel of the Year, Comedy, Drama, Entertainment, Factual, Feature Film, Game, Independent Production Company of the Year, Interactive - Adapted, Interactive - Original, International, Learning - Primary, Learning - Secondary, Performer, Pre-School Animation, Pre-School Live Action, Presenter, Short Form, Writer and the Special Award.
For further information:
Vicky Grayson at Freuds
T 020 3003 6327
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 www.bafta.org/guru. For more, visit www.bafta.org.