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BAFTA Connect Membership

BAFTA members champion creativity, provide community, and promote progressive industry practices across the screen arts.

Connect membership is open to talented emerging and mid-career professionals working within the film, games or television industries, and is offered for a three-year term.  

Applicants display a promising career trajectory and the beginnings of a recognised body of work, advocate for creative talent and storytelling and are committed to inclusion and progressive industry practice. 

Members benefit from a tailored development programme of workshops and events as well as structured peer-to-peer networking, and full-day conferences aimed at developing craft and understanding of best practice and industry landscape.

Applicants should be currently working in the film, games and television industries at emerging and mid-level in their field and be based in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland or North America. 


Benefits

  • A tailored development programme of monthly workshops and events as well as structured peer-to-peer networking in London, the regions, North America and online.
  • Full-day conferences aimed at developing craft and understanding of best practive and industry landscape
  • A secondary programme of year-round in-person and online industry events, screenings and Q&As
  • Access to BAFTA 195 Piccadilly, including use of the members’ club for networking, meetings and entertaining. 
  • Access to BAFTA View, BAFTA’s online viewing platform.
  • Discounted Room Hire at 195 Piccadilly for private screenings and events.
  • Inclusion in the online BAFTA Connect Membership Directory, which is promoted to full BAFTA members and the wider industry.
  • Opportunity to apply for discounted ceremony-only tickets at selected awards ceremonies. 

Criteria

We welcome applications from emerging and mid-level creatives and executives currently working in the film, games and television.

Film & Television

Applicants must meet two of the following criteria;

  • Previous experience in short form, theatre, web series or radio
  • In funded development on a debut feature-length project, or your first TV, streaming or online commission.
  • Demonstrable craft, technical, production and editorial credit(s) in feature film and/or television that has been commercially released or distributed in the UK or North America via a distributor, production company, network or major streaming platform.
  • Credits as director, producer or writer for hire – including writers and directors of block/series episodes and writers room credits.

Connect membership is not currently open to actors living and working in the UK. 

Those with significant experience in theatre, commercials and short form may still be considered at the discretion of the jury.

Games

Applicants should meet the following criteria;

  • Have up to 5 years professional experience in the games industry
  • Be actively working on, and making a creative contribution to, games produced and/or distributed in the UK and/or North America

For those currently working for a broadcaster, distributor, exhibitor, sales, production company, studio or industry body in the film, games and television industries you will need up to five year’s experience.

We particularly welcome applications from people from those who are working in games; in groups or communities currently underrepresented in the film, games and television industries; and those living and working outside of London, particularly if you are based in the North West of England, Wales, Scotland or North America. Please note that a very limited number of places are available for applicants based in the London area. 

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Deadline to apply to join in 2024: Monday 1 April 2024