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EE British Academy Film Awards: Key Dates 2014/15

20 August 2014

BAFTA has today announced that entry is now open for the EE British Academy Film Awards in 2015 as well as releasing key dates for the forthcoming season.

London, 20 August 2014: The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has today announced that entry is now open for the EE British Academy Film Awards in 2015. The key dates are as follows.


Wednesday 20 August: Entry opens
Wednesday 29 October: Deadline for entry and film upload in British Short Film & British
Short Animation categories
Monday 10 November: Deadline for entry forms & supporting information
Wednesday 10 December: Round one voting opens at 10:00
Thursday 18 December: Qualified films must be screened to voters by this date


Monday 5 January: Round one voting closes at 18:00
Friday 9 January: Nominations announced
Round two voting opens
Wednesday 4 February: Round two voting closes at 18:00
Friday 6 February: Deadline for all entered films to open on general release to the public
Sunday 8 February: EE British Academy Film Awards

This year’s main change involves the six nominations for the Outstanding British Film category. As in previous years, BAFTA members of the relevant opt-in chapter – a minimum of 80 in number – will vote for the top 15 films and the top three will be automatically nominated. The final three nominations will be chosen by a jury from the remaining 12 films.

The EE British Academy Film Awards will take place on Sunday 8 February at The Royal Opera House in London’s Covent Garden and they will be broadcast on the BBC in the UK.

For further information, please contact:
Vicky Grayson / 020 3003 6327 / [email protected]


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