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2023 BAFTA Scotland Awards - Build Up

Winners announced: 2023 BAFTA Scotland Awards

19 November 2023
  • Aftersun is the most awarded film, receiving three trophies (Director Fiction, Writer Film/Television, Actor Film) 
  • Lauren Lyle received two awards for her performance in Karen Pirie (Actress Television, Audience Award) 
  • A strong year for debut feature films, with Aftersun, Winners, Blue Jean and My Old School are all picking up awards.  

View the full list of winners

Shane Meadows to deliver BAFTA’s David Lean Lecture

17 November 2023

BAFTA award-winning director, writer and producer Shane Meadows, will deliver the David Lean Lecture on 5 December 2023. It is the arts charity’s headline annual address to the industry and those considering a career in the screen arts.  

BAFTA and DCM unveil Follow Your Spark cinema trailer

27 October 2023

Award-winning actor Micheal Ward has fronted a new national cinema campaign devised by arts charity BAFTA and UK cinema advertising market leader Digital Cinema Media (DCM) to inspire the creative talent of tomorrow to pursue a career in the screen industries.  

Shirley Henderson and Stuart Wilson announced as BAFTA Scotland Outstanding Contribution Recipients for 2023

25 October 2023
  • BAFTA Scotland announces actress Shirley Henderson and sound engineer Stuart Wilson as the recipients of the Outstanding Contribution to Film and Television, and Outstanding Contribution to Craft (In Memory of Robert McCann) Awards for 2023
  • Henderson is a two time BAFTA Scotland Award winner, who is well known for her appearances in projects like Harry Potter, Trainspotting, Bridget Jones' Diary and Happy Valley
  • Wilson is a BAFTA and Oscar winner for his work on 1917 - with work ranging from major studio franchises such as Star Wars and James Bond to British classics like 24 Hour Party People and Morvern Callar
  • Henderson and Wilson will be presented with their Awards at the BAFTA Scotland Awards ceremony on Sunday 19 November
Event: BAFTA Breakthrough 10th Anniversary PhotoshootDate: Monday 25 September 2023Venue: BAFTA, 195 Piccadilly, London, U.K.-Area: Guardian Culture Portraits

10 Years of BAFTA Breakthrough

18 October 2023

​To celebrate the 10th anniversary of BAFTA Breakthrough in partnership with Netflix, we had the pleasure of welcoming back 12 distinguished alumni to 195 Piccadilly, who shared their invaluable insights and experiences from their year in the programme and updated us on everything they’ve accomplished in their remarkable careers so far.