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Event: BAFTA Games AwardsDate: Thursday 11 April 2024Venue: Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Rd., London, U.K.  Host: Phil Wang-Area: Digital Assets & Campaign

Spotlight feature: SpecialEffect

28 March 2024

At the forthcoming BAFTA Games Awards on 11 April, SpecialEffect will receive BAFTA's Special Award in recognition for the outstanding work it does to enhance the quality of life of severely physically disabled people through access to games. Ahead of the ceremony, games journalist and author Laura Kate Dale spoke with its founder, Dr. Mick Donegan, and some of the people the charity has supported to paint a picture of just how important their work has been for players, and for the games industry itself.   

Event: BAFTA Games AwardsDate: Thursday 30 March 2023Venue: Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Rd., London, U.K. Host: Frankie Ward, Julia Hardy & Inel Tomlinson-Area: Branding & Set-Up

Spotlight feature: 20 years of BAFTA Games

12 December 2023

The BAFTA Games Awards celebrates its 20th anniversary next year. Ahead of the first ever public announcement of the awards longlist on Thursday, we spoke to three members – Tara Saunders, Charu Desodt and Sam Hughes – about BAFTA’s journey through games, how its initiatives benefit the development community, and how games have evolved as a narrative medium to tell meaningful stories in unique ways.  

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. 

Event: British Academy Scotland AwardsDate: Sunday 6 November 2016Venue: Blu Radisson Hotel, GlasgowHost: Edith Bowman

Spotlight feature: BAFTA's UK Branches

6 October 2023

Ahead of the Cymru Awards next Sunday and the Scotland Awards in November, we caught up with Rebecca Hardy, BAFTA Cymru’s interim head, and Jude MacLaverty, BAFTA Scotland’s director, to hear how their work supports their local communities, champions the creative industries, and helps safeguard the future of the UK’s culture and heritage. 

Spotlight feature: Meet the Members

25 September 2023

This year BAFTA welcomes 550 new full members and almost 900 Connect members to our community. We spoke with eight of them to find out about their roles in the industry, why they joined, and what they’re most looking forward to as new members. Here’s what we learned..

Event: International Women's Day Roundtable for Screen Date: Wednesday 1 March 2023Venue: BAFTA, 195 Piccadilly, London-

In Conversation: International Women's Day Special

7 March 2023

As part of our ongoing series of articles featuring BAFTA members with whom we work closely throughout the year, Louise Tutt, deputy editor of Screendaily and Screen International, spoke with the chairs of four BAFTA committees – Sara Putt (Television Committee chair and deputy chair of BAFTA), Anna Higgs (Film Committee chair), Tara Saunders (Games Committee chair) and Ade Rawcliffe (Learning, Inclusion and Talent Committee chair) – to discuss their experiences as women in the creative sector ahead of this year's International Women's Day.

Opening up: How deaf, disabled and neurodivergent people are claiming their place in BAFTA and beyond

2 December 2022

As part of a new series of features and to mark the UN’s International Day of People with Disabilities on Saturday, we spoke to Sam Tatlow – creative diversity partner at ITV and chair of BAFTA's disability advisory group – and Andrew Miller – disability champion, broadcaster and BAFTA trustee – who shared with us their experiences of working in the screen industries, their thoughts on BAFTA’s commitment to improving access for deaf, disabled and neurodivergent people, and what the industry needs to do next. (10mins)