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BAFTA and BFI Screenwriters’ Lecture Series

14 August 2012

Celebrated screenwriters Julian Fellowes, Scott Frank, Peter Straughan, Brian Helgeland and Abi Morgan to deliver lectures as part of the third annual BAFTA and BFI series exploring the art of the screenwriter.

Hideo Kojima

BAFTA Annual Games Lecture 2012: Hideo Kojima

13 August 2012

Acclaimed video game director Hideo Kojima will deliver this year’s BAFTA Annual Games Lecture sponsored by Autodesk on Friday 28 September. The Japanese creator of the hugely successful METAL GEAR series will be sharing his views on the creative landscape in games.

"A screenplay is an exploration, a step into the abyss, a secret even from you. There is no template." (Picture: BAFTA / J. Birch)

Screenwriters’ Lecture Series Broadcast on Sky Arts 1

31 July 2012

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) today announced that it will be working with Sky Arts 1 for the very first time, broadcasting the second BAFTA and BFI Screenwriters' Lecture Series every Thursday for seven weeks, starting tomorrow at 8pm with William Nicholson (Gladiator, Shadowlands).

Games Question

Games Question Time Sheffield

31 May 2012

The region's biggest celebration of the British videogames industry, Games Britannia, is giving people the chance to ask a panel of industry experts about the issues facing the industry at a free event at Sheffield Hallam University. For the first time ever, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) are bringing their Games Question Time event to a venue outside of London.

(Picture: BAFTA / Ed Miller)

BAFTA TV Debate: Is Structured Reality Corrupting Documentary?

2 April 2012

As part of a refreshed strand of debates on issues of importance to the UK film, television and games industries, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) will host a discussion on the evolving face of television documentary and ask the question: Is structured reality corrupting documentary? BAFTA is a neutral space for debate and discussion of major issues affecting the industry.