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Operational Note: EE British Academy Film Awards in 2016

8 January 2016


Operational information on the EE British Academy Film Awards for members of the media.

The EE British Academy Film Awards will take place on Sunday 14 February 2016 and will be held for the tenth year running at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.  Sponsored by EE and hosted by Stephen Fry, the Awards will be broadcast exclusively on BBC ONE and BBC ONE HD that evening, preceeded by a red carpet show on BBC THREE.  


Please note that the accreditation process for working media wishing to cover the EE British Academy Film Awards in 2016 is the same as in 2015 – and is via the BAFTA website.

Further details of this process can be found below. All working media must apply for accreditation in advance.  Please ensure your application has been submitted by 17:00 on Thursday 4 February 2016. Please note that applications for accreditation do not automatically guarantee access to the event, each application will be handled individually.



Working media wishing to cover the EE British Academy Film Awards in 2016 must complete an online application via the following link:

Accreditation applications will not be accepted unless submitted via the official link above. Please contact the accreditation team on [email protected] if you have a question about the online form or if you are experiencing technical problems.

The accreditation team will review all accreditation applications and respond to all media week commencing 8 February 2016.


There are a number of separate media areas at the event and all accredited media will be notified in advance which areas they are accredited for:

  • Red carpet arrivals
  • Media centre
  • Winners photography and photography wiring room
  • Winners press conference
  • Deadline print
  • Grosvenor House red carpet arrivals

Media wishing to apply for accreditation to multiple areas will be able to choose from a number of pre-determined combinations via the online application page.


13:00                Red carpet media pens open for set up and filming

16:15                Red carpet media pens lock down

16:45                ROH doors open to guests
                         Red carpet arrivals commence

18:30                ROH doors closed
                         Red carpet arrivals draw to a close

18:45                Guests seated

19:00                Ceremony commences

21:15                Ceremony finishes


For further BAFTA accreditaion enquiries please contact the accreditation team:

0203 003 6467 / [email protected]
For general BAFTA PR enquiries please contact:
Kerry Porter, freuds, 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