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‘Behind every BAFTA’: Big Zuu fronts major new campaign from BAFTA and Digital Cinema Media to inspire the talent of tomorrow

19 August 2022
  • 60” cinema ad, created by DCM Studios and narrated by double BAFTA-winner Big Zuu, showcases huge diversity of career pathways into the screen industries
  • Premiering in UK cinemas today (19 August), the ad targets a 16-34 audience seeing this year’s most anticipated films including Nope, Don’t Worry Darling and Bullet Train
  • A supporting campaign across BAFTA’s social platforms will highlight industry pathways and guidance for the next generation to take a first step into the industry
Ted Sarandos visit to BAFTA 195 Piccadilly

Netflix Co-CEO Ted Sarandos meets with BAFTA's flagship talent programme participants at 195 Piccadilly

8 July 2022
  • Netflix partnership with BAFTA Breakthrough celebrated as applications for 2023 US cohort enters final weeks
  • Attendees included BAFTA Nominee Tim Renkow (Writer/Performer, Jerk) BAFTA Winners Abigail Dankwa (Multi Camera Director, Channel 4’s The Big Breakfast) and Aisha Bywaters (Casting Director, We Are Lady Parts)
  • Breakthrough US is open for applications until 5 August
  • Photography is available HERE
Event: BAFTA Young Game Designer AwardsDate: Thursday 30 June 2022Venue: VirtualHost: Inel Tomlinson -Area:

Winners announced for the 12th annual BAFTA Young Game Designers (YGD) competition

30 June 2022
  • ‘BAFTA’s prestigious Young Game Designers award’ – The Sunday Times 
  • ‘The BAFTA Young Game Designers competition is such a useful mechanism to allow young people to explore careers and games and have the work looked at by industry professionals’ – BBC Radio Scotland
  • ‘BAFTA’s search for Britain’s top UK gaming talent’ – Yorkshire Post
  • ‘Young video gamers are incorporating the big issues that matter to them into game designs, in the hope their concepts will become a reality’  – BBC South
Event: BAFTA Elevate Launch EventDate: Monday 23 May 2022Venue: BAFTA, 195 Piccadilly, London-Area: Group Shot

BAFTA unveils trailblazing producers selected for 2022 Elevate initiative

24 May 2022

20 producers from under-represented backgrounds, working in film and television, will receive support to help them break through barriers in the industry 

  • New for 2022, the BAFTA Elevate programme is now 24 months to increase the level of support and access to bespoke networking and career opportunities
  • Latest cohort selected by a panel of industry experts led by Nahrein Kemp and  including Annabel Jones, Cameron Roach, Fozia Khan, and Marcus Ryder 
  • Accompanying photography is available HERE